Turn Over a New Leaf – and Examine it!

Turn Over a New Leaf – and Examine it!

The official start of spring is just days away and new leaves are budding everywhere.  CKA co-president and Transitional Kindergarten teacher, Debra Weller shares this week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip with us: The children trace leaves, examine them with a magnifying lenses and then draw veins and details with a Flair pen. Looking for more about spring and plants?  Check out: Spring into...

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See How Your (Kinder) Garden Has Grown!

See How Your (Kinder) Garden Has Grown!

  The kids seem to have sprouted up over night, and the end of the year is just around the corner.  Here’s a fun project that makes for an adorable bulletin board and could easily work as a Mother’s Day present. To make the flowers you’ll need some small paper plates and some colored paper (colored copy paper works great).  Have your students trace their hands several...

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Tiny Seed

Tiny Seed

CKA President Elect Debra Weller shares with us this sweet song that will help your children learn about the needs of plants while they get some wiggles out making the motions: (To the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”) I put a tiny seed in the dark, dark ground. (Mimic putting a seed in the ground or in your hand.)   Out came the yellow sun, big and round. (Raise arms to make...

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For Every Season There is a Tree

For Every Season There is a Tree

Seasons of trees In spring The trees Are a beautiful sight Dressed in blossom Pink and white. In summer The trees Are full of treats Apples and pears And cherries to eat. In autumn The trees Are red and gold And the leaves fall down As the days grow cold. In winter The trees Are bare and plain Waiting for spring To dress them again. Julie Holder Review the seasons of the year and their impact...

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Sing Your Way From Seed to Plant!

Sing Your Way From Seed to Plant!

Spring is in the air and everything’s growing again.  Here are some songs that will get you and your students in a spring mood and ready to learn about plants.  The first four can be downloaded from Amazon – so you’ll be ready to go right away! Oats and Beans and Barley, Raffi – Join Raffi and sing along and make the motions as the farmer plants his seeds, and surveys...

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