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teaching handwriting in kindergarten

Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting Grip

July 2, 2024

When kindergarteners enter the classroom, they begin building the foundation for the rest of their lives. So, teachers often get started on a skill essential for all learning: handwriting! This includes teaching a good handwriting grip and name-writing. These skills take lots of practice, so getting started during the first weeks of school is key! […]

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Teach Writing-to-Read Heart Words: Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read!

June 24, 2024

Learn heart word songs and chants on Nellie Edge YouTube channel Songs and chants build oral language fluency Build circles of writing mastery Children memorize, recite, illustrate, and read their “I Can Read” Poetry Notebook pages YouTube instructional videos from Nellie Edge Online Seminar #3 Learn more about Writing-to-Read Heart Words Curriculum on TPT Download […]

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Did You Miss Any of These Nellie Edge End-of-School Year Blogs?

June 11, 2024

 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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Popular FREEBIES on Nellie Edge TPT

June 4, 2024

Kids in the Kitchen Sample Recipes: Use these simple, fully illustrated children’s recipes in your classroom for hands-on experiences in science, vocabulary learning, reading, and math. Send the recipes home: What a delightful way to learn! (From best-selling cookbook) Mother Goose Rhymes: Use these delightfully illustrated blackline masters of nursery rhymes to immerse children in […]

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End-of-Year Family Fun and Picnic at the Park

May 22, 2024

Over the years, I have documented the work of accomplished public school kindergarten teachers. We share a vision of making school a celebrative place and involving families as partners in joyful, authentic teaching and learning.

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Great Summer k-1 Reading: Inspiring Free e-Books!

May 15, 2024

Download your favorite now! Happy reading!  1. How to Turn ALL Kindergartners into Motivated, Engaged Writers In this 41 page eBook you find a comprehensive kindergarten writing framework with 10 high-impact writing strategies that may be used in tandem with any writing workshop model to dramatically accelerate literacy and develop kindergarten writers and illustrators.  2. […]

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Publish Children’s Books and Celebrate Young Authors

April 22, 2024

Publish Children’s Books and Celebrate Young Authors: This is one of the best things we can do to build an “I can do it” mindset!

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Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens

Building End-of-Year Memories

April 10, 2024

Updated April 2024 Delightful K-1 Celebrations to End Your Year We are responsible for the memories of childhood! Photos used with permission of parents and educators 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 […]

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