Reading and 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!

 

Get Stuck on Sight Words

Get Stuck on Sight Words

Hello there! We're back after a long break with another Tuesday Teaching Tip! We hope your year has gotten off to a good start and that you're starting to gel with your new crop of munchkins.  Today's idea started out as a failure and turned into a success. Isn't that...

Personalized Magnet Boards Make Learning Letters and Numbers Fun!

Personalized Magnet Boards Make Learning Letters and Numbers Fun!

The end of January is fast approaching.  Do you still have some students who are struggling with letter and/ornumber recognition? Today's Tuesday Teaching Tip is here to help!  First Grade teacher Julie McGreevy shares this easy and simple to personalize idea with us....

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...

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