Some of you have asked me if I teach sight words in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and the answer is yes. The focus at the beginning of the school year for the TK student is letter matching. I do have the big Rainbow posted in my classroom and the students receive all sight word resources (e.g., flash cards, coloring rainbow, homework folder word list). Transitional kindergarten students are enrolled in a two year program and they have the two years to master the kindergarten standards. The curriculum of the first year, the TK year, is exposure to the kindergarten curriculum and they are not expected to master it. Although I cover the material, I certainly do not put the pressure of learning all those words on these 4 year olds. We typically focus mostly on the first four colors of the rainbow list.