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30 Essential Handwriting Lessons

No Time for Isolated Handwriting Lessons?

September 1, 2020

30 Essential Kindergarten Handwriting Lessons Build Stamina and Fluency for Writing Workshop! (Copy this handbook for family distance learning) Why Is Good Handwriting Important? So we can write better and faster So our finger muscles won’t get tired So everyone can read our writing So we can build our reading and writing brain “These lessons […]

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Distance Learning and Classroom Strategies

August 11, 2020

It’s early October and kindergarten children are learning the joys of writing for real world purposes. Writing and reading fluency with a growing collection of high-frequency “heart word” sentences is our next important learning target.

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

July 29, 2020

This back-to-school (BTS) blog went out last August and shows happy families gathered in the classroom for a Scavenger Hunt. Now, distance learning is suddenly the norm for most teachers. Though your BTS night most likely won’t look this, I’d like to point out the BEST components that you can use for this fall’s class: […]

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Weekly Focus: Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting Grip

July 13, 2020

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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10 Reasons to Teach Fingerspelling in Kindergarten

June 23, 2020

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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Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers

How Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers at Home

April 15, 2020

Thank you families for your gracious permission to share photos. Ezra wants his at-home learning area to look just like his kindergarten writing center at school, so he made “heart word” posters for the wall. I love how the teacher’s and parent’s influence empowered this student to create his own learning environment and writing rituals. […]

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Kindergartners Love to Make Stamp and Read Books

March 4, 2020

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 Each of these 16 Wooden Animal Stamps comes with a clear plastic coating, making it easier to keep them clean (made in China). Tip: Consider covering Nellie Edge […]

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Kindergarten Handwriting Tips

January 8, 2020

 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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