More Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

More Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

A while back we found all these awesome goodies at the dollar store… We showed you how we used the plates and the table scatter in a post – Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities – but we forgot to circle back and show you how we used the foam hearts and the pompoms!  Oops!  So let’s fix that.  See those large foam hearts?  Let’s put those to use....

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Jump Your Way to Groups of 10

Jump Your Way to Groups of 10

Spring is right around the corner and the weather is beautiful.  It’s the perfect time to head outside and use CKA President-Elect and kindergarten teacher Kimberly DeMille’s fabulous kinesthetic idea for teaching ways to make 10!  She uses a giant sidewalk chalk number line to introduce the concept, and practices both addition and subtraction this way.  How much fun is...

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Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

Looking for some quick and easy Valentine’s Day activities?  Looking for some hands on learning ideas I headed to my favorite teacher store.  Dollar Tree.  ;)  A quick survey of the front aisles and I came away with these goodies… …and a whole bunch of ideas for lots of fun, super easy activities!  First up – I couldn’t wait to play with these pretty gems....

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It’s Apple Time!

It’s Apple Time!

Fall might not be in the air just yet, but in Transitional Kindergarten teacher and CKA Treasurer Heather Morrow’s classroom, apples sure are!  She shares this week’s fun Tuesday Teaching Tip with us: Here’s a beginning of the year activity to practice listening & following directions along with some scissors skills… During our red week, we decorated our class tree...

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It’s {Cough} Hammer Time

It’s {Cough} Hammer Time

Here’s a quick and easy song that will get your students both moving productively and counting all at the same time. Peter works with 1 hammer, 1 hammer, 1 hammer, Peter works with 1 hammer, all day long. (1 fist pretending to pound) Peter works with 2 hammers, 2 hammers, 2 hammers, Peter works with 2 hammers, all day long. (2 fists pounding) Peter works with 3 hammers, 3 hammers, 3...

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