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The Science of Spring in Songs and Rhymes: Bugs, Butterflies, and the Earth

April 21, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages April: The Science of Spring in Songs and Rhymes: Bugs, Butterflies, and the Earth Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. The CaterpillarBrown and furryCaterpillar in a hurry;Take your walkTo the shady leaf or stalk. May no toad spy you,May the little […]

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Kindergarten–Friendly Handwriting Matters!

March 12, 2016

If good handwriting motions are not automatic, it interferes with the whole writing process.

A multisensory, integrated approach to handwriting is the most time-efficient, and brain-friendly way we know of to plant lifelong habits for good handwriting in kindergarten. Now that ambitious kindergarten writing expectations is the foundation for the rigorous K-12 Common Core Writing Standards, it is vital that kindergarten teachers give children the gift of lifelong habits for legible handwriting right from the start of their journey as writers.

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ABC Phonics Sing, Sign, and Read! Kindergarten Researchers

March 4, 2016

Build scientific information and vocabulary for your voracious learners! You can use the information book ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! by Nellie Edge and Sign2Me Early Learning to teach foundational literacy skills and simultaneously challenge young learners to expand their reading, writing, thinking, and science research skills as they build academic vocabulary. First, repeatedly […]

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April Showers Bring May Flowers: Weather in Poetry and Song

February 21, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages April Showers Bring May Flowers: Weather in Poetry and Song Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. What is the Weather?What is the weather?What is the weather?What is the weather?(clap!) Today?                       […]

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters! A Preview of Nellie Edge Online Seminar #2

February 10, 2016

Posted by Nellie Edge on February 10, 2016 Fall and Winter Handwriting Tips for Young Writers If handwriting skills are not automatic, it interferes with the whole writing process! Good handwriting skills facilitate rigorous Common Core writing standards: Continue working with each child’s name! Ÿ Have high expectations Ÿ Be intentional Ÿ Create a sense […]

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Joyful Pathways: A Preview of Nellie Edge Online Seminar #1

January 20, 2016

Posted by Nellie Edge on January 20, 2016 Multisensory ABC and Phonics Immersion: Building the Reading Brain Dramatically increase ABC and phonics skills with multisensory ABC and phonics immersion strategies in the classroom and at home: Sing, Sign and Fingerspell! Consider adding fingerspelling to your current ABC mastery program. Nellie Edge Online Seminars: Seminar #1 […]

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Positive Discipline in Kindergarten, Nellie Edge

Positive Discipline in Kindergarten: Emotional Intelligence Matters!

October 14, 2015

Posted by Nellie Edge on October 14, 2015 Good Behavior Can and Must Be Taught This was a Professional Development Workshop: See Details! Glimpses of Julia Barto’s classroom: Give unconditional positive regard… Teach children to refocus and change their behavior… Believe they will behave… Teach children to work hard and to be kind… Create joyful pathways […]

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The Easiest Way to Publish Kindergarten Writing Because All Children Love to Make Books!

May 7, 2015

Posted by Nellie Edge on February 20, 2015

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Excellence in Kindergarten Literacy: An Oregon Full-Day Kindergarten Model

December 9, 2014

Posted by Nellie Edge on December 9, 2014 Our Children Deserve High Expectations with Proven Strategies That Honor Childhood! Enjoy Glimpses of Life Inside Kindergarten with Katie Nelson… Building a community of engaged and purposeful readers, writers, thinkers, and friends means we must keep learning real and connected to the children’s lives. Once you get […]

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters: Sixteen Frequently Asked Questions

September 1, 2014

A Follow-up to Kindergarten Handwriting Matters! We are delighted with the response to our first article: “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters!” on our new monthly kindergarten blog Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy! This is a follow-up FAQ in response to many emails and questions.

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