Question of the Day

Question of the Day

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from our own board member and TK teacher, Gennie Gorback. I use a magnetic white board, laminated names with magnetic tape on the back, photos of real items. BUT – you can really use any board or poster paper, could have the children write their names instead of use magnets and could draw pictures if you don’t have photos of real...

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider Book

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Book

It’s raining, it’s pouring…  Rainy days have you down?  Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip will have you looking on the sunny side with this adorable idea from CKA’s own board member Michelle Jones.  We love the fun twist of adding the little pipe cleaner spider! This was a project we did after learning the rhyme! The kids love it because they can read the words with...

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Zero the Hero’s Store!

Zero the Hero’s Store!

We hope you all had a great time with us at the PK1 Conference.  What a whirlwind of new ideas!  It was so wonderful to be surrounded by so many people passionate about teaching little kids. Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is brought to you by CKA’s President Elect and kindergarten teacher, Kimberly DeMille, who shares this idea that perfect for Hundred’s Day idea with us. For...

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Get Chopping on Phonemic Awareness!

Get Chopping on Phonemic Awareness!

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is brought to us by the wonderful Deb Meng, First Grade Teacher at Elk Grove Unified School District and former CKA Board Member. Say it * Chop it * Say it is a phonemic awareness activity that incorporates sensorial movement which helps young learners segment a word (break a word into phonemes). I developed this activity while teaching kindergarten and...

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Simple Magnetic Sight Words

Simple Magnetic Sight Words

Remember last week when we promised we’d fill you in on what the cookie sheets were doing in this photo? Here we go!  Now – you could totally use just this activity as we shared it last week!  In fact, you might want to start out by doing just that the first time you introduce it to your class.  But…if you’d like to take it one step further, first off, you’ll...

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Grow a Tree Map of CVC Word Review

Grow a Tree Map of CVC Word Review

The end of the year is oh-so-close!  There is so much to get done and somehow the time always seems so crunched.  Feeling the pinch and needing a bit of help out of a sticky situation?  {Ahem.}  Grab some post-its and let’s knock out a quick review of reading CVC words, make a tree map and get everyone up and moving with less than five minutes of prep. First, grab those trusty post-its....

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