Go Away Big Green Monster!

Go Away Big Green Monster!

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from the amazing classroom of CKA Board Member and TK teacher, Michelle Jones. She shares this adorable art project just in time for Halloween!  She starts by reading this classic book.  Which, by the way, makes absolutely no mention of Halloween.  So if your district/school doesn’t celebrate, or if you have a child in your class who...

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Non-Fiction Common Core Friendly Halloween Books

Non-Fiction Common Core Friendly Halloween Books

The days are getting shorter and the countdown to Halloween is on!  Looking for some non-fiction books to make your Halloween library more Common Core friendly?  Here are 5 titles that will help!               For plenty of spooky ideas check out these past posts: Halloween Scavenger Hunt Three Great Non-Halloween Seasonal Books Ten Little Pumpkins – Counting in Kindergarten is Just...

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Tear Art Jack-o’-Lanterns

Tear Art Jack-o’-Lanterns

The days are growing shorter once again and the leaves are beginning to turn.  Fall is in the air, which means Halloween is right around the corner.  Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from Kindergarten teacher and CKA Board Member, Kimberly DeMille.  Her tear art jack-o’-lanterns are great for building fine motor skills while also getting your class in a Halloween...

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Thankfully, there’s no need to be scared.  This is one Halloween activity that involves no candy whatsoever.  ;)  CKA Board Member and Kindergarten Teacher Kimberly DeMille shares this week’s topical Tuesday Teaching Tip with us.  Special thanks to kindergarten teacher extraordinaire Amy Sanchez, who came up with this great idea!  We really appreciate them both for sharing it...

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Cotton Swab (Q-Tip) Skeletons

Cotton Swab (Q-Tip) Skeletons

These q-tip skeletons are an easy and fun Halloween art activity.  Cutting the q-tips is easier than you might think with adult scissors – especially if you buy the generic ones.  :)  Arranging the “bones” to form a body is also trickier than you might think – and it’s lots of fun to see all the neat arrangements kids will come up with!  Just to wait till you...

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