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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Say “Until Next Time” with a Friendly Rhyme

Say “Until Next Time” with a Friendly Rhyme

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is brought to us by the wonderful Deb Meng, First Grade Teacher at Elk Grove Unified School District and former CKA Board Member.  Last week she shared with us her tips for developing segmenting ability.  Today she brings us another way to support phonemic awareness – rhyming poetry.Here is our out the door poem we recite.  I found the wall hanging at...

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Sing Your Way to Numeracy!

Here’s an easy way to get your students up and moving; getting those wiggles out.  At the same time, they’ll be practicing their rhyming and their counting to ten – all in one simple, classic song. This old man, he played one (raise one finger, etc.) He played knick-knack on his thumb; (pound on other fist) With a knick-knack, paddy wack, Give the dog a bone. (clap hands) This...

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Color Rhyme

Color Rhyme

It’s the end of November already!  The year is flying by!  Let’s take a moment to review the colors.  This quick and easy rhyme will make practice a snap. I’m thinking of a color, It rhymes with bed, It starts with ‘r’ The color is (kids respond together) red! Continue with other...

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