Spring into Poetry

Spring into Poetry

Spring has sprung!  Ready to welcome in the new season?  Former CKA Board member and first grade teacher, Deb Meng shares this lovely poem she uses in her classroom. Singing by Robert Louis Stevenson Of speckled eggs the birdie sings And nests among the trees; The sailor sings of ropes and things In ships upon the seas. The children sing in far Japan, The children sing in Spain: The organ with...

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Searching for Sight Words

Searching for Sight Words

Give your students practice recognizing sight words (high frequency words) with some text and a pen or highlighter.  The student in the photo is using a poem that’s been laminated.  You don’t have to have laminated poems to make this activity work, though.  You could easily print out poems and slip them into page protectors.  Or simply give your students pages out of magazines and...

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10 Easy, Hands-On Dollar Store English Language Arts Activities

10 Easy, Hands-On Dollar Store English Language Arts Activities

Budget taken a beating?  Don’t have time for endless prep work?  Looking for low-cost hands-on ideas that will get your kids engaged and learning for less?  Look no further!  Here are ten easy hands-on English language arts activities – all using items you can find at your local dollar store!   1) Pipe cleaner letters.  Have your children bend pipe cleaners to make the target...

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Top Ten Ways to Use Magnetic Letters – Hands-On Kindergarten Reading and Writing Activities

Top Ten Ways to Use Magnetic Letters – Hands-On Kindergarten Reading and Writing Activities

Have a tub of magnetic letters in your classroom?  Looking for ideas for hands on learning?  Look no further!  Here are 10 easy and quick ways to use those letters with little to no prep required!   1) Sort magnetic letters by color.  Great for the beginning of the school year, or just for a quick review of colors at any time.  Want to extend the learning?  Create a graph showing the...

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