The Itsy Bitsy Spider Book

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Book

It’s raining, it’s pouring…  Rainy days have you down?  Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip will have you looking on the sunny side with this adorable idea from CKA’s own board member Michelle Jones.  We love the fun twist of adding the little pipe cleaner spider! This was a project we did after learning the rhyme! The kids love it because they can read the words with...

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It’s Raining…Hearts!

It’s Raining…Hearts!

Love is in the air…  And while all you need may be love, it also helps to have some great activities, songs and books.  :)  Get ready for a fun kindergarten Valentine’s Day with these easy ideas! First, let’s set the mood with some great books: The Day It Rained Hearts is a sweet story from the illustrator of  the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series – Felicia...

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Great Songs to Begin and End Your Day

Great Songs to Begin and End Your Day

Transitions are always challenging, especially in kindergarten.  Singing is a great way to ease into and out of your day.  The right song can get all your students with you and help unify your class. Begin and end your day on a positive note with these great songs:   Rise and Shine, Raffi – “Rise with the blue bird/ Shine like the sun/ Now is time to rise and...

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10 Little Fingers, a Number Song in English and Spanish

10 Little Fingers, a Number Song in English and Spanish

Here’s a quick and easy counting song that you can sing in English and Spanish.   (To the Tune of Ten Little Indians) 1 little, 2 little, 3 little fingers 4 little, 5 little, 6 little fingers, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little fingers, 10 little fingers in a row. 2 hands, ten little fingers,2 hands, ten little fingers, 2 hands, ten little fingers, Come and sing with me! Uno, dos, tres...

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“Put Your Finger on Your Shirt” and Get Ready for Some English Language Development

“Put Your Finger on Your Shirt” and Get Ready for Some English Language Development

Here’s a quick and easy song to get your students moving and developing their vocabulary – perfect for beginning of the year ELD (English Language Development).  It lends itself to lots of variations, depending on what you’re working on.  You could easily sub in body parts instead of clothing, or even get your kids up and moving around the room, putting their fingers on parts...

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