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Download our newest Writing FREEBIE from Nellie Edge Kindergarten

July 19, 2021

You’ll see the result of powerful writing instruction from these photos of children’s authentic writing and drawing: All kids love to make really cool books! Here are three sample pages. Scan through and then DOWNLOAD this new 17- page FREEBIE on TpT (We love FREEBIES)! Download all 17 pages featuring PROVEN kindergarten writing practices. Explore […]

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Weekly Focus: Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting Grip

July 11, 2021

Two of the foundation skills for kindergarten teachers to introduce during the first busy weeks of school are good handwriting grip and efficient name writing. 1. Determine a child’s handedness. Ask parents. Watch the child with manipulative toys. Notice which hand the child uses to pick up crayons or small pencils. Help parents understand that […]

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15 Reasons to Bring Back the Out Loud Culture in Kindergarten

July 7, 2021

Settling-In Time Sets the Emotional Tone for the Day: Developing Friendship, Responsibility, Self-Motivation, and Collaboration Skills

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Kindergartners Love to Make Stamp and Read Books

June 30, 2021

Their discovery? “I can read!” Download FREE Anchor Chart: Have it printed on foam board at your favorite print shop Organize for Success with Stamp and Read Books Organize and store your stamps in tackle boxes for efficiency. The first “Exploring Stamps” lesson is to teach children how to use word stamps, animal stamps, and […]

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Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens

Adapt one of These Delightful Kindergarten Celebrations to End Your Year

May 9, 2021

Make it an OUTDOOR celebration! Especially in a challenging year, we continue to create joyful childhood memories 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 […]

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7 Kindergarten Name Writing Tips with Family Practice Book

March 1, 2021

Helping you involve parents with learning I am remembering again how challenging and important it is to teach good name writing from the first days of school. Why not ask “parents to be partners” at spring registration? Our FREE resources may help you! Kindergarten-age students, in classrooms or at home, represent a 4-year developmental span […]

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10 Reasons to Teach Fingerspelling in Kindergarten

January 29, 2021

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

December 1, 2020

Settling-In Time Sets the Emotional Tone for the Day: Developing Friendship, Responsibility, Self-Motivation, and Collaboration Skills

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Write-a-Message Center empowers children to use writing for real world purposes.

How to Set Up a Write-a-Message Center: Inspire kindergarten writers and friends all year long

November 1, 2020

Settling-In Time Sets the Emotional Tone for the Day: Developing Friendship, Responsibility, Self-Motivation, and Collaboration Skills

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Independent Writing Center Totes

10 Steps for Success: Independent Writing Center Totes Provide Authentic Writing Experiences All Year Long!

October 18, 2020

Settling-In Time Sets the Emotional Tone for the Day: Developing Friendship, Responsibility, Self-Motivation, and Collaboration Skills

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