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Introducing Nellie’s Thursday-Friday FREEBIE for YOU!

December 15, 2022

Greetings, faithful blog followers. Here is a special Thank You Gift! On Thursday and Friday we will take one of our favorite TPT products and slash the price to NOTHING, compliments of Nellie Edge Kindergarten.   Many of you know we spent a whole year developing our Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook BUNDLE The final […]

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7 Best Tips to Grow Young Writers

September 7, 2022

Parents: Where Do You Think Your Child Is Right Now as a Writer? 1. Share kindergarten writing samples and rubrics with parents: Where do you think your child is as a writer right now? Help parents notice and appreciate how their child will grow as a writer in kindergarten. (See September 23, 2020 blog for […]

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What Are Nellie Edge Writing-to Read “Heart Words?”

July 25, 2022

Two things young writers know for sure: 1) If I practice writing “heart word” sentences every day, my writing is going to get really good! 2) If I practice phonetic spelling, I will be able to fearlessly tackle any unknown word!

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Independent Writing Center Totes

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

March 16, 2022

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

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Drawing Instruction Supports Handwriting Development and Writing Proficiency

January 10, 2022

Glimpses of kindergarten life with retired teacher Laura Flocker from September through May: An Oregon Model of Excellence (last printed in 2020) This is what we know for sure: Provide explicit, systematic instruction in seeing and drawing like an artist. Introduce children to lines and rich vocabulary the first week of school with crayons and […]

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Kindergarten Handwriting Tips

January 3, 2022

We focus on good handwriting skills in kindergarten all year long. In January, students practice letter formation for their first and last names. Send home free printable Name Ticket books so families can help their children practice. Build short authentic practices into morning work activities and continue sight word sentences.

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Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction

How to Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction

August 22, 2021

How to Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction And Build Stamina and Fluency for Writing Workshop! 1) Intentionally develop fine motor skills and teach pencil grip. Differentiate instruction, recognizing the diverse 4-year range of skill development typical in most kindergartens. Use fingerspelling, games, and guided drawing to build finger dexterity, perceptual motor skills, and focus.  All photos […]

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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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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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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting: 10 Keys to Success

May 14, 2019

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

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