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How to Have the Best Kindergarten Back-to-School Night Ever: Family Scavenger Hunt Step-by-Step

July 19, 2017

  Families’ first visit to kindergarten is organized, purposeful, and inviting “Sunflower Children” and warm-hearted Katie Nelson welcome each family as they arrive. The environment is carefully prepared to introduce literacy routines and involve Parents as Partners. Children sign in on their first “Name Ticket” with guided help from Mom or Dad. They put their […]

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How to Boost Kindergarten Phonics and Writing Skills:

July 13, 2017

Fingerspelling helps the brain remember letters and sounds: It becomes the memory hook to ABC/Phonics mastery. Fingerspelling will enhance the effectiveness of any ABC/Phonics program.

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Top Ten Kindergarten YouTube Channels

June 19, 2017

 We love to search Pinterest for the best kindergarten writing and early learning resources we can find to share with you our Nellie Edge seminar participants and online friends.

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Great Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources – Where to Get Them

June 15, 2017

Great Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources – Where to Get Them.
As referenced on Nellie Edge Kindergarten Writing Seminars; Updated June 2017.

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10 Reasons to Teach Fingerspelling in Kindergarten

June 8, 2017

Fingerspelling helps the brain remember letters and sounds: It becomes the memory hook to ABC/Phonics mastery. Fingerspelling will enhance the effectiveness of any ABC/Phonics program.

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Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens

7 Simple and Delightful Kindergarten Celebrations to End Your Year

May 11, 2017

Bring Closure to the Learning Community: Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens Children come to school with diverse background experiences. It is the stories we tell, the songs we sing, and the traditions we build that bind the children together emotionally and intellectually, creating an optimal climate for learning, both social and academic. Over the Years My […]

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Poetry Month and Earth Day Connections

April 27, 2017

The Earth Is Wet: Celebrate Every Season with Poetry From Songs and Rhymes for a Rainy Day, A Nellie Edge Read and Sing Big Book™ Yes, it rains in Oregon, and once again, we are hoping our inevitable April showers will bring May flowers! Consider greeting your children at the door with a small poem […]

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Best Practices for End-of-Year Kindergarten Publishing: All Children Love to Write, Draw and Make Real Books!

April 20, 2017

Best Practices for End-of-Year Kindergarten Publishing: All Children Love to Write, Draw and Make Real Books!

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How the Components of the Nellie Edge ABC Phonics Program Fit Together for Kindergarten Mastery Part-2

April 13, 2017

Step-by-Step Strategies for ABC Phonics Mastery in Kindergarten: A Proven Teaching Progression for Optimum Learning (2017)

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How the Components of the Nellie Edge ABC Phonics Program Fit Together for Kindergarten Mastery

March 31, 2017

Step-by-Step Strategies for ABC Phonics Mastery in Kindergarten: A Proven Teaching Progression for Optimum Learning (2017)

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Are You Happy with Your Approach to Handwriting?

March 22, 2017

Learn Proven Strategies from Accomplished Kindergarten Teachers If handwriting skills are not automatic, it interferes with the whole writing process! Good handwriting skills facilitate rigorous Common Core writing standards: Begin instruction working with each child’s name! Have high expectations • Be intentional • Create a sense of urgency: Your name is so important! All kindergarten children […]

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Boost Kindergarten Writing Skills with These 15 Best Practices Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!

Do You Want to Dramatically Accelerate Your Kindergartners’ Writing Proficiency?

March 15, 2017

Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!
15 points of excellence for evaluating your current teaching program

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Take the Hard Out of Remembering “ing”: Grow Your Kindergarten Writers with Memorable Writing Lessons!

March 9, 2017

What a grand time I have sharing multisensory and joyful writing-to-read lessons in local classrooms! An invitation a couple of years ago to write a song that teaches “i-n-g” was all I needed to create this sing, sign, and fingerspell song…

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Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Use Proven High-Impact Strategies That Dramatically Accelerate Literacy

Free e-book. Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Use Proven High-Impact Strategies That Dramatically Accelerate Literacy

February 10, 2017

Download E-book: Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Use Proven High-Impact Strategies That Dramatically Accelerate Literacy ORA Conference February 11, 2017 Presented by Nellie Edge.

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Opinion Writing: Children Illustrate Their Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read Pages for Their Anthology Notebooks

Discover the Easiest Most Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten: Teach the Word “Because”

February 2, 2017

Discover Easy, Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten: Teach the Word “Because”.

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