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Kindergarten Writing Connections

Freebies and February Themes of Love and Friendship

January 29, 2019

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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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

January 17, 2019

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

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Celebrating Joyful, Multisensory Teaching and Learning in 2019!

January 8, 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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Discover the Power of Signing Songs for Accelerated Teaching and Learning (PreK-2)

Celebrate Language and Accelerate Literacy

January 7, 2019

Discover the Power of Signing Songs for Accelerated Teaching and Learning (PreK-2)
Enhance All Children’s Language and Literacy!

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Independent Writing Center Totes

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

January 2, 2019

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

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 12, 2018

 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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Boost Kindergarten Writing Skills with These 15 Best Practices Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!

Do You Want to Dramatically Accelerate Your Kindergartners’ Writing Proficiency?

November 28, 2018

Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!
15 points of excellence for evaluating your current teaching program

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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 24, 2018

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

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30 Essential Handwriting Lessons

30 Essential Handwriting Lessons

October 23, 2018

Now Available! Scroll Down for FREE Samples Hooray! We finally added the final pages to our handwriting program. No time for isolated handwriting lessons? Want a program that builds stamina and fluency for writing workshop? This research-based handwriting model is NOT mindlessly tracing over one letter! You will ACTIVELY ENGAGE your students as they practice […]

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kindergarten writing

Joyful and Systematic Ways to Build Kindergarten Narrative Writing

October 17, 2018

Overview of a Comprehensive Kindergarten Writing Model Why do we value the Common Core writing standards? All Kindergartners Can Develop Stamina for Personal Narrative We raised our expectations, developed accelerated learning strategies, involved Parents as Partners, gave children crystal-clear learning targets, and became skilled teachers of beginning writing. The result? Learning to write in kindergarten […]

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Free E-book: Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting

September 28, 2018

Download the E-book Receive Our Weekly Nellie Edge Kindergarten Blog High-Impact Strategies to Inspire Your Practice. Free Downloads!

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Weekly Focus: Kindergartners Love to Make Stamp and Read Books

September 26, 2018

Their discovery? “I can read!” 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 Wooden Stamps (handmade in the USA) with clear contact paper, going over the word and down the […]

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kindergarten classroom lessons

3 Levels of ABC Phonics Mastery: How to Build the Reading and Writing Brain

August 15, 2018

Step-by-Step Strategies for ABC Phonics Mastery in Kindergarten: A Proven Teaching Progression for Optimum Learning (2017)

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Works

Why Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Works: 10 Keys to Success and New Free Resources

August 1, 2018

Used as designed within a comprehensive kindergarten writing program, this approach to handwriting instruction dramatically accelerates writing proficiency: The end result is motivated students proudly writing, illustrating, and publishing their own books! 1. Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting practices are consistent with decades of educational research documented by Dr. John Hatti. We give children crystal-clear, achievable learning targets, […]

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FREE E-Book on TPT! by Nellie Edge

Download Our Latest FREE E-Book on TPT!

July 26, 2018

Why Does Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matter? If handwriting motions are not fluent, it interferes with the whole writing process. A multisensory, integrated approach to handwriting is the most time-efficient, inexpensive, and brain-friendly way we know to plant lifelong habits for good handwriting in kindergarten while building stamina and fluency for Writing Workshop! The photo essays in […]

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