It’s the End of the Year As We Know It

It’s the End of the Year As We Know It

Can you believe that the end of the year is almost here?  Time seems to fly faster every year!  Not to worry.  We’ve got you covered with books to read and activities to do. First up, snuggle up with some great books and wrap up your year with these funny, sweet and downright touching texts: Next up, your class will have their own memory book to treasure with this sweet farewell to...

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April Showers Bring May Bulletin Boards

April Showers Bring May Bulletin Boards

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is brought to us by CKA Board Member and Elk Grove teacher, Deb Meng.  How adorable is this bulletin board for the end of the year?  While it’s super perfect for graduating TK students, it would work very well with a different title for kindergarten (So Long Kinder “Garden”, First Grade Here We Come!”) or any other grade! Happy...

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Easy End of the Year Student-Made Books

This week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from CKA Board Member and amazing kindergarten teacher, Kimberly DeMille.  With the last day of school around the corner, she has her students work on this easy sweet review of all they’ve learned in kindergarten.  We love how calming and straight forward this activity is – perfect for those last few days when both you and your...

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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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Secret Messages

Secret Messages

Looking for special activities for the end of the year?  CKA Board Member, Susie Koon, shares this tip with us: “At the end of the each year, after we have cleaned and washed the tables, the children and I drew silly faces on 6 inch squares, folded them in half and taped them to the underside of the tables. It was always fun to see how long it took the new students to discover the hidden...

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