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

August 11, 2019

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Weekly Focus: Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting Grip

July 24, 2019

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Guest Blogger, Heather Cacak

July 16, 2019

Hello! My name is Heather Cacak, and I am honored to be a guest blogger on Nellie’s blog. Today’s blog post will focus on what seems like one simple component of the writing workshop time frame, but it’s really how I manage to get my students writing authentically and independently each day.

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FREE YouTube sites for kindergarten learning

Top Ten Kindergarten YouTube Channels

July 11, 2019

 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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Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction

How to Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction

July 2, 2019

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The Best Ways to Talk to Kindergartners About Their Writing

June 26, 2019

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Joyful Accelerated Literacy with High-Frequency Sight Words: We Call Them “Heart Words!”

June 19, 2019

A Preview of Nellie Edge Online Seminar #3. Among the highest impact strategies documented in our Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core program, our “heart words” strategies are the most powerful for building writing stamina and fluency! Writing “heart word” sentences builds the reading brain.

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

May 21, 2019

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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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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Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens

7 Simple and Delightful Kindergarten Celebrations to End Your Year

April 10, 2019

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Poetry Month and Earth Day Connections

April 3, 2019

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10 Reasons to Teach Fingerspelling in Kindergarten

March 19, 2019

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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Drawing Instruction Supports Handwriting Development and Writing Proficiency

March 13, 2019

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Bring Planning and Passion to Kindergarten Round-Up

March 7, 2019

 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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The Easiest Most Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten

March 1, 2019

Opinion Writing: W.K.1. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is…).

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