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Kindergarten Writing Workshop and Independent Writing Centers All Year Long

7 Proven Practices for Creating a Powerful Kindergarten Writing Workshop Model

February 5, 2020

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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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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The Best Ways to Talk to Kindergartners About Their Writing

January 22, 2020

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Kindergarten Handwriting Tips

January 8, 2020

 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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Drawing Instruction Supports Handwriting Development and Writing Proficiency

January 1, 2020

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 19, 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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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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7 Kindergarten Name Writing Tips Plus Gifts for You

October 17, 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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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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