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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Spring Silliness? We’re All Ears!

Spring Silliness?  We’re All Ears!

Spring can often bring out the sillies.  Whether it’s the wind, the smell of summer around the corner or just a full moon, this is often a time of year where indoor voices can be in short supply. Would you like to read a story or teach a lesson without having to stop a million times?  Here’s a little trick to help keep the noise level in check.  Put on your Easter headband...

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Transitions in Kindergarten: Getting From Here to There Without Going Everywhere

Transitions in Kindergarten: Getting From Here to There Without Going Everywhere

Transitions are always a challenging part of any teacher’s day, and even more so when you’re working with very young children.  Whether you’re trying to get your class lined up for recess or dismissing them to their tables to begin their work, moving smoothly from one space to another can be tricky.  Here are ten easy ways to help you get your kids from here to there without them winding...

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I Wiggle – a Poem to Help with Classroom Management

I Wiggle – a Poem to Help with Classroom Management

The first days back after a holiday are usually full of extra energy.  Here’s a quick and easy poem to help work out some of those wiggles! (Wiggle the body parts as  they are mentioned.) I wiggle my fingers, I wiggle my toes, I wiggle my nose, I wiggle my shoulders, Now no more wiggles are left in me, So I will sit as still as can be. Hope this Tuesday Teaching Tip helps you to have a...

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