Snow Day!

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from CKA President-Elect and kindergarten teacher, Kimberly DeMille.  There might be little chance of rain, let alone snow, but that’s not stopping her class from having a “snow day”! As a culmination to our unit on winter, we celebrate with a SNOW DAY! Students are invited to wear their snow gear to school (caps, hats, mittens,...

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Frosty the Sight Words (or Numbers, or Letters)

Frosty the Sight Words (or Numbers, or Letters)

The weather outside may be delightful, but you can still add a touch of frost to your sight words.  Now, many of you may have added a wintery touch to drawings with a touch (or splattering) of Epsom salts.  Here’s what the classic take on this activity looks like.  This example was done with a 1:1 ratio of Epsom salts to boiling water.  Using a paint brush to splatter the solution adds...

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It’s Snowing!

It’s Snowing!

While the weather here in most of California has remained sunny and warm, a great deal of the rest of the country has been gripped in a deep freeze.  But just because winter has been feeling a lot more like spring lately doesn’t mean we can enjoy a little “snow” … paint. Mix roughly equal parts of shaving cream and white glue in a container: You want to make sure...

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I’m a Little Snowman – A Wintery Song for Cold Kindergarten Days

I’m a Little Snowman – A Wintery Song for Cold Kindergarten Days

The days have grown very short and Jack Frost is in the air, even here in California.  Here’s a wintery song that quick and easy to learn and will have you all up and moving, too!  So come on and get rid of some of those pre-holiday wiggles with: I’m a Little Snowman (to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)   I’m a little snowman, (bend knees) Short and...

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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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