Kindergarten Reading and Kindergarten Writing
Kindergarten is where many children first learn to read. We help you guide them through this exciting time with helpful hints and fun reading activities that will keep them engaged and actively learning and give you an alternative to reading worksheets. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Let us know – we value your input! Also, don’t forget to check back soon – we are constantly expanding our offerings!
We know you’ll agree with us that Kindergarten writing is more than just worksheets! We help you find hands on, engaging ways to teach writing and inspire your students with writing activities even your most reluctant learners will love! Again, don’t forget to check back soon – new ideas are always being added!
Looking for a quick and easy way to practice sight words? CKA Treasurer and veteran Kindergarten teacher, Heather Hardaway Morrow shares today’s adorable Tuesday Teaching Tip with us that’s perfect for this time of year! Here’s a fun sight word activity with very little prep. Students write one letter on each segment of the caterpillar to form a sight word. I set out 2″ squares in one color for the head (green) and 1-1-2″ squares in differing colors for the bodies. Students choose the words they would...read more
CKA Co-President and Transitional Kindergarten teacher Debra Weller shares this great traditional call and response with us: Oh John the Rabbit Got a mighty habit (Yes, Ma’am) Jumping in my garden (Yes, Ma’am) Eating up my cabbage (Yes, Ma’am) My sweet potatoes (Yes, Ma’am) My fresh tomatoes (Yes, Ma’am) And if I live, to see next fall (Yes, Ma’am) There won’t be no cotton at all. (Yes, Ma’am) We love how call and response poems provide a great, topical way to ease your class through a...read more
Looking for a quick and easy writing center? Look no further! CKA Board Member, Kimberly DeMille shares this awesome idea with us that will have your kids writing up a storm in no time. She simply gives her students a stack of cards with pictures of CVC words on them. Then they write them in their own color marker on a white board. Genius – right? What’s even better is how easy it is to differentiate. Have a child who’s not ready to write just any CVC word? Give them a stack of cards with only one word family...read more
Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is once again brought to us by CKA co-president Debra Weller. She begins by reading the book Chicks and Chickens by Gail Gibbons to her class. To make the project, you will need: tan construction a paper scissors glue sticks feathers small red, yellow, and white construction paper rectangles lined paper a chicken shaped stencil (could easily be created by printing out a chicken shape, then cutting it out and tracing it) Debra begins by modeling the writing of the facts about chickens on the white...read more
Looking for a quick and easy way to review letters with your Transitional Kindergarten class? Here’s something CKA Board Member Heather Hardaway Morrow did with her kids. She gave them some unifix cubes, had them spread out on the class rug and… Genius, right?! No letters on your carpet? No problem! You could easily write letters with a Sharpie on a cheap shower curtain, or even on a drop cloth. Have a kindergarten class that’s ready for a bit more? No problem! Have those kids who are ready sort picture cards by...read more
Spring has sprung! Here are ten great books to bring the change of seasons to your classroom shelves. Millicent and the Wind, Robert Munsch - Millicent is a little girl who lives with her family on a mountaintop, far away from a village. The wind is her only friend until one day she and her mother make a trip to the nearest town. After some of the children she meets there tease her, the wind picks one up and tosses him around. Millicent returns to her mountaintop where, at her prompting, the wind brings her a little boy to play with...read more
Somehow we’ve blinked again and it’s February! Between Groundhog Day, Valentine’s and President’s Day, it’s a super busy month. We hope these books and activities will help you add a little patriotic flavor this month, as we get ready to honor Presidents Washington and Lincoln. Welcome Books are a great way to add non-fiction to your classroom bookshelves. Each page features a photograph rather than a traditional illustration – which helps to make distinguishing real from imaginary much easier for...read more
Did you already have your Valentine’s Day activities planned? You’re going to want to get out the eraser when you see this awesome bulletin board from CKA Board Member, Kimberly DeMille! Kimberly’s students drew themselves, and helped to make the tear-art Earth – which is such good fine motor practice! Then they each were matched with a partner and wrote a special message to their “secret sweetie” on their heart using the frame ” I like________ because________”. Do you have special plans...read more
Happy Tuesday! Review those letter sounds and practice some phoneme substitution/blending with this quick and easy version of a familiar song. Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a ‘c’, E-I-E-I-O. With a /c/, /c/ here and a /c/,/c/ there, Here a /c/, there a /c/ everywhere a /c/, /c/, Old MacDonald had a farm, kee, ki, kee, ki, ko! Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had an “s”, E-I-E-I-O. With a /s/, /s/ here and a /s/,/s/ there, Here a /s/, there...read more
It’s almost December and the holidays are right around the corner. As the days grow shorter, the kids always seem to grow more wiggly. Here’s an easy poem that will get your students up and moving. They’ll be practicing rhyming with a touch of ELD while they work off some energy but most of all, they’ll just have some good ol’ fun. Snowflakes, Snowflakes Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around, Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground. Snowflakes, snowflakes, on my nose, Snowflakes, snowflakes, on my...read more