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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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End-of-Year Blogs and Resources from Nellie Edge

End-of-Year Blogs and Resources from Nellie Edge

June 1, 2017

As May turns to June, I am celebrating one whole year of blogging. That’s a lot of writing and rewriting! Pinterest? Another learning curve! In case you missed a blog or two during the busyness of school, I invite you to repin some; read them at your leisure as you ponder best kindergarten practices. We […]

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Kindergarten Kindness and Good Behavior Can and Must be Taught: Some Resources for Your PD

May 17, 2017

Developing social-emotional skills, a growth mindset, and love of learning underlie everything we do at Nellie Edge Online Seminars. We create joyful pathways to accelerated literacy and teach life skills while honoring the whole child. Glimpses of Julia Barto’s classroom: Build a joyful community of kindergarten friends… Give unconditional positive regard… Believe they will behave… […]

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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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How Do Master Kindergarten Teachers Close the Reading Achievement Gap over the Summer?

May 5, 2017

10 Tips to Success: Book Lovers Keep Reading All Summer Long! Powerful kindergarten literacy gains can easily be lost over the summer, especially by our emerging readers and writers who are still building foundational literacy skills.  Wise kindergarten teachers have developed strategies to continue supporting family reading fun over the summer. Read about 10 of […]

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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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