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

December 4, 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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Make Writing Real

Make Writing Real

November 27, 2019

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Joyful and Systematic Ways to Build Kindergarten Narrative Writing

November 20, 2019

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Write-a-Message Center empowers children to use writing for real world purposes.

How to Set Up a Write-a-Message Center: Inspire kindergarten writers and friends

November 6, 2019

Settling-In Time Sets the Emotional Tone for the Day: Developing Friendship, Responsibility, Self-Motivation, and Collaboration Skills

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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!

October 29, 2019

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

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FREE YouTube sites for kindergarten learning

Top Ten Kindergarten YouTube Channels

October 24, 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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7 Kindergarten Name Writing Tips Plus Gifts for You

October 17, 2019

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Weekly Focus: Kindergartners Love to Make Stamp and Read Books

October 10, 2019

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What Is the Best Power Sentence to Build Writing Fluency in Kindergarten?

September 18, 2019

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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FREE Resources from Nellie Edge

17 FREE Resources from Nellie Edge

September 12, 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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Begin Your Kindergarten Year with 10 Memorable Traditions

August 28, 2019

We begin the year with Mother Goose Rhymes to effortlessly give children the rhythm and sounds of the English language and to introduce them to “Just Right: I Can Read!” Little Books which they can use during “Read to Self” Time. Marie Clay’s research reminds us that “Rhymers are readers.” Using classic Mother Goose little books is a research-based approach to simultaneously build phonemic awareness, oral language fluency, reading skills, and delight!

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Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers

How Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers

August 22, 2019

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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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