Best Apps for Teaching the Alphabet

Best Apps for Teaching the Alphabet

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to you from the incomparable Heidi Butkus of HeidiSongs.  We are lucky enough to be able to claim her as a CKA Board Member as well.  Do you have some kids in your class still struggling to learn the alphabet?  Here’s Heidi with some apps to help!   Best Apps for Teaching the Alphabet Fish School By Duck Duck Moose  $1.99 This is a...

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Erase Your Way to Learning Fun!

Erase Your Way to Learning Fun!

Halloween is finally behind us and we’re in NOVEMBER!  Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving short month November!  Phew!  Are your kids still worn out from way too much Halloween fun?  Need an activity that is SUPER simple and guaranteed to keep their attention?  Rather then having them write sight words, letters or numbers, have them erase them instead!   This activity works really...

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Clothespins and Bulletin Board Boarders

Clothespins and Bulletin Board Boarders

Have you picked up some of the cute bulletin board boarders at Target recently?  They’re in the Dollar Spot.  (They often have similar ones at the Dollar Tree).  Here’s a quick way to turn them into an easy activity to help your students learn their letters.  All it takes is writing the letters on the clothespins and you’ll be ready to go! Need to make it more challenging?...

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Welcome to TK/Kindergarten!

Welcome to TK/Kindergarten!

New to Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten?  Moving down from an upper grade?  Or just looking to find tips to ease your way back into a new school year?  CKA Board Member and first grade teacher, Deb Meng has you covered.  Deb has taught Pre-K, TK and Kindergarten and is here to help! Imagine teaching TK for the first time when the only grades you have taught are third and fourth...

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Quick and Easy Active Review

Quick and Easy Active Review

Ok, the count down is on!  For some of you, summer is right around the corner.  Others are going to have to wait just a little bit longer.  Either way, who can’t use a super simple, active way to review core skills?  So grab a large piece of paper, a marker or crayon and a pack or two of post-its.  You’ll need maybe 5 minutes to prep and you’ll be ready to go.  It’s...

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End of the Year Books – New and Improved!

End of the Year Books – New and Improved!

  We’re not quite sure where the time has gone,but somehow we’ve made it to the end of another school year!  The count is on and summer is just around the corner.  Here are some great read alouds to help wrap up your year! The incomparable Miss Bindergarten returns to bid farewell to her students in another installment of this classic series by Joseph Slate.  Just try to...

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