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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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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Butterflies Flutter Into Kindergarten

Butterflies Flutter Into Kindergarten

This week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from CKA co-president Debra Weller who shares with us this activity from her Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classroom. “After reading a non fiction book on the life cycle of a butterfly, children folded a paper in fourths and drew and wrote about their knowledge.” Will butterflies be making an appearance in your classroom soon?...

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Lion or Lamb? Get Your Ten Frames On!

Lion or Lamb?  Get Your Ten Frames  On!

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb March roars in like a lion So fierce, The wind so cold, It seems to pierce. The month rolls on And Spring draws near, And March goes out Like a lamb so dear – Lorie Hill – Get your Common Core Measurement and Data skills going in high gear with this simple, topical idea for March.  You’ll be working those Counting and Cardinality and Number...

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Spring into Spring with Great Books

Spring into Spring with Great Books

Spring has sprung!  Here are ten great books to bring the change of seasons to your classroom shelves. Millicent and the Wind, Robert Munsch – Millicent is a little girl who lives with her family on a mountaintop, far away from a village.  The wind is her only friend until one day she and her mother make a trip to the nearest town.  After some of the children she meets there tease her,...

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