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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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Kindergarten lessons: Teaching “Thank You” and Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

The Simplest Way to Build a Happy Classroom: Teach Gratitude!

June 29, 2020

Learning to Express Gratitude Is a Year-Long Theme: We Sing, Sign, Spell, Express and Write “Thank You.”

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Where Can I Get the Best Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources?

May 13, 2020

Great Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources – Where to Get Them.
As referenced on Nellie Edge Kindergarten Writing Seminars; Updated June 2017.

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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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 We love to search Pinterest for the best kindergarten writing and early learning resources.

15 Favorite Pinterest Sites for Kindergarten

December 20, 2017

 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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Kindergarten Writing Connections

Freebies and February Themes of Love and Friendship

January 29, 2020

Our job as teachers is to create a feeling of belonging in the kindergarten classroom all year long so children will love coming to school and thrive.

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Drawing Instruction Supports Handwriting Development and Writing Proficiency

January 1, 2020

Glimpses of kindergarten life with Laura Flocker from September through May: An Oregon Full-Day Kindergarten Model… 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 markers. Use multisensory ABC and Phonics […]

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Make Writing Real

Make Writing Real

November 27, 2019

Class Pets Provide Authentic Reasons to Write, Draw, and Make Books in Kindergarten and First Grade Charlie the Turtle became a vital part of Katie Nelson’s kindergarten. Mailboxes especially designed for class pets are delightful K-1 writing props! Students love to write books about their animal friends and to pen personal messages to them—especially if […]

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