Hands on Triangles

Hands on Triangles

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from CKA Board Member and Transitional Kindergarten teacher Heather Morrow. Here’s a math activity we just did that was very successful – even for my “lowest” kiddos and is aligned to Common Core.  First we talked about lines and put them together to make a triangle.  We identified the corners or points with magnets. Then I...

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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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Wintery Trees Weave Math Into Art

Wintery Trees Weave Math Into Art

Here’s a quick and easy way to weave some math practice into an art activity.  You’ll need a sheet of 9×12″ blue construction paper and three squares per student out of plain white copy paper (of course, construction paper will work, too, but it’s not necessary).  You can vary the sizes depending on how big you’d like the trees to turn out, but the ones...

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