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30 Essential Handwriting Lessons

No Time for Isolated Handwriting Lessons?

July 20, 2022

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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Favorite Kindergarten YouTube Videos

Top Ten Kindergarten YouTube Channels

June 28, 2022

 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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Did You Miss Any of These Nellie Edge End-of-Year Blogs?

June 9, 2022

 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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Tips for Making Class Books: What We Have Learned

May 31, 2022

These quality resources now include lessons, best practices, and authentic kindergarten writing and art samples—and there are more coming!

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Kindergarten Cooks Write “How-To” Books: A Guide to Cooking in the Classroom

Cooking in the Classroom and at Home: A Fun, Multisensory Learning Adventure

May 24, 2022

These quality resources now include lessons, best practices, and authentic kindergarten writing and art samples—and there are more coming!

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Social Emotional Skills and Language are the Foundation for Quality Schools

Social Emotional Skills and Language are the Foundation for Quality Schools

May 17, 2022

Part 1 features miniature 8 MONTHLY collections PLUS Literacy and
Sciencing poems, songs, and rhymes!

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Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens

Building End-of-Year Memories

May 10, 2022

Delightful K-1 Celebrations to End Your Year We are responsible for the memories of childhood! Children come to school with diverse background experiences. It is the stories we tell, the songs we sing, and the traditions we build that bind the children together emotionally and intellectually, creating an optimal climate for learning, both social and […]

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Celebrating Nellie Edge Kindergarten TpT Store

April 19, 2022

Celebrating Nellie Edge Kindergarten TpT Store with a 2-Day Bundle Party: 50% off!

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Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Double Bonus

April 12, 2022

Part 1 features miniature 8 MONTHLY collections PLUS Literacy and
Sciencing poems, songs, and rhymes!

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Poetry and Weather Connections

March 23, 2022

“Poetry is a rhythmical piece of writing that leaves the reader feeling that life is a little richer than before, a little more full of wonder, beauty, or just plain delight.” – Eileen Fisher The Earth Is Wet: Celebrate Every Season with Poetry The Earth Is Wet The earth is wet. The sky is gray. […]

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Independent Writing Center Totes

10 Steps for Success: Independent Writing Center Totes Provide Authentic Writing Experiences All Year Long!

March 16, 2022

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

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Social Emotional Learning Blogs and Nellie Edge PD

January 31, 2022

As we enter 2022 at Nellie Edge Resources, we recognize that our colleagues are carrying a heavy load. Social Emotional Learning has become even more essential to
the lives of our children—and their teachers.

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February Poetry Notebook Freebie

January 18, 2022

February Poetry Notebook Freebie. Themes of Love and Friendship All Year Long

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Drawing Instruction Supports Handwriting Development and Writing Proficiency

January 10, 2022

Glimpses of kindergarten life with retired teacher Laura Flocker from September through May: An Oregon Model of Excellence (last printed in 2020) 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 […]

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kindergarten handwriting name ticket practice lessons

Kindergarten Handwriting Tips

January 3, 2022

We focus on good handwriting skills in kindergarten all year long. In January, students practice letter formation for their first and last names. Send home free printable Name Ticket books so families can help their children practice. Build short authentic practices into morning work activities and continue sight word sentences.

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