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January: Resolutions, Snow, Wisdom and Rhymes

August 28, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages January: Resolutions, Snow, Wisdom and Rhymes Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. January 2017 January, January, Happy New Year! Say goodbye to 2016— For 2017 is here.                N.E. New Year’s Resolution My new years […]

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February Themes of Love and Friendship

July 3, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages February Themes of Love and Friendship Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. A  Little Wheel Turning (American Folk Song) There’s a little wheel a- turning in my heart, There’s a little wheel a- turning in my heart, In my heart —, […]

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March: It’s Spring and the World is Full of Pussy Willows, Daffodils, and Leprechauns

June 1, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages March: It’s Spring and the World is Full of Pussy Willows, Daffodils, and Leprechauns Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Spring is ComingSpring is coming Spring is coming How do you think I know?Birds are singing.I know it must be so. […]

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The Science of Spring in Songs and Rhymes: Bugs, Butterflies, and the Earth

April 21, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages April: The Science of Spring in Songs and Rhymes: Bugs, Butterflies, and the Earth Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. The CaterpillarBrown and furryCaterpillar in a hurry;Take your walkTo the shady leaf or stalk. May no toad spy you,May the little […]

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Kindergarten–Friendly Handwriting Matters!

March 12, 2016

If good handwriting motions are not automatic, it interferes with the whole writing process.

A multisensory, integrated approach to handwriting is the most time-efficient, and brain-friendly way we know of to plant lifelong habits for good handwriting in kindergarten. Now that ambitious kindergarten writing expectations is the foundation for the rigorous K-12 Common Core Writing Standards, it is vital that kindergarten teachers give children the gift of lifelong habits for legible handwriting right from the start of their journey as writers.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers: Weather in Poetry and Song

February 21, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages April Showers Bring May Flowers: Weather in Poetry and Song Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. What is the Weather?What is the weather?What is the weather?What is the weather?(clap!) Today?                       […]

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters! A Preview of Nellie Edge Online Seminar #2

February 10, 2016

Posted by Nellie Edge on February 10, 2016 Fall and Winter Handwriting Tips for Young Writers If handwriting skills are not automatic, it interferes with the whole writing process! Good handwriting skills facilitate rigorous Common Core writing standards: Continue working with each child’s name! Ÿ Have high expectations Ÿ Be intentional Ÿ Create a sense […]

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters: Sixteen Frequently Asked Questions

September 1, 2014

A Follow-up to Kindergarten Handwriting Matters! We are delighted with the response to our first article: “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters!” on our new monthly kindergarten blog Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy! This is a follow-up FAQ in response to many emails and questions.

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