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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Our Holiday Books Shelves Are Full!

Our Holiday Books Shelves Are Full!

Once again, the days are growing shorter and the holidays are just around the corner.  Whether you’re looking for a gift for a special child in your life or a new book for a classroom library, the California Kindergarten Association is ready to turn you into everyone’s favorite elf. Even better?  Make a purchase – any purchase – through any CKA Amazon link and you’ll be...

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Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes Blend Math and Fine Motor Skills with Kindergarten Art

Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes Blend Math and Fine Motor Skills with Kindergarten Art

These colorful snowflakes are a great chance to review patterns, and improve fine motor skills all while creating a winter art project any kindergartener would enjoy.  Best of all, these are easy to prep – which is perfect for this busy time of year!  No time to sneak this activity in before the break?  No problem!  These would work just as well in the new year.  :) You’ll need...

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