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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Welcome to TK/Kindergarten!

Welcome to TK/Kindergarten!

New to Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten?  Moving down from an upper grade?  Or just looking to find tips to ease your way back into a new school year?  CKA Board Member and first grade teacher, Deb Meng has you covered.  Deb has taught Pre-K, TK and Kindergarten and is here to help! Imagine teaching TK for the first time when the only grades you have taught are third and fourth...

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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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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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It’s {Cough} Hammer Time

It’s {Cough} Hammer Time

Here’s a quick and easy song that will get your students both moving productively and counting all at the same time. Peter works with 1 hammer, 1 hammer, 1 hammer, Peter works with 1 hammer, all day long. (1 fist pretending to pound) Peter works with 2 hammers, 2 hammers, 2 hammers, Peter works with 2 hammers, all day long. (2 fists pounding) Peter works with 3 hammers, 3 hammers, 3...

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