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Rethinking Kindergarten Homework: Why Parents Deserve a Family-Friendly Learning Calendar

Rethinking Kindergarten Homework: Why Parents Deserve a Family-Friendly Learning Calendar

June 1, 2020

Download this Article August 2020-July 2021 Now available on TPT! What could YOUR family-friendly calendar look like? Why does it matter? Our work in establishing and supporting meaningful family learning traditions is some of the most important work kindergarten teachers do. We do NOT believe in giving families meaningless worksheets to do at home. We […]

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

May 13, 2020

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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Poetry Month and Earth Day Connections

April 23, 2020

“Poetry is a rhythmical piece of writing that leaves the reading 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. It […]

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Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers

How Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers at Home

April 15, 2020

Thank you families for your gracious permission to share photos. Ezra wants his at-home learning area to look just like his kindergarten writing center at school, so he made “heart word” posters for the wall. I love how the teacher’s and parent’s influence empowered this student to create his own learning environment and writing rituals. […]

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Learn About Four Great Practicum Projects: Earn College Credit

April 9, 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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Support for Kindergarten Teachers with Distance Learning

April 3, 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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Kindergartners Love to Make Stamp and Read Books

March 4, 2020

Their discovery? “I can read!” Download FREE Anchor Chart: Have it printed on foam board at your favorite print shop Organize for 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 […]

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Did You Miss any Winter Blogs from Nellie Edge?

February 26, 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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Bring Planning and Passion to Kindergarten Round-Up

February 12, 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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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

Our language helps build the positive emotional climate where children grow as writers and illustrators and take pride in doing quality work. Our words help build a “growth mindset” so that young children know they can teach their brains anything! To build emotional resilience, research says, praise children’s efforts towards their goals, perseverance, and willingness […]

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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

Glimpses of kindergarten life with Laura Flocker from September through May: An Oregon Full-Day Kindergarten Model… 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 markers. Use multisensory ABC and Phonics […]

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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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