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

June 1, 2021

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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Did You Miss Any Year-End Nellie Edge Kindergarten Blogs and FREEBIES?

May 26, 2021

 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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Kids and Parents LOVE Heart Word Celebrations

Kids and Parents LOVE Heart Word Celebrations

May 17, 2021

Here’s a New 22-page FREEBIE for You! Download badges, certificates, and year-end support This Big TpT FREEBIE Includes: 4 printable “heart word” badges Pink, purple, yellow, and green printable certificates Brain-friendly practices for teaching sight words “All About Heart Word Songs with QR Codes” “How Kindergarten Handwriting Reinforces Heart Words” Blog: Build Circles of Kindergarten […]

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Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens

Adapt one of These Delightful Kindergarten Celebrations to End Your Year

May 9, 2021

Make it an OUTDOOR celebration! Especially in a challenging year, we continue to create joyful childhood memories 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 […]

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Family-Friendly Learning Calendars Build Literacy!

May 2, 2021

Calendar Available on TPT! Editable. Free Yearly Update. Family-Friendly Learning Calendars Build Literacy! Let your monthly calendar be a gentle reminder for families to sing, talk, dance, and read with their children every day. Tell stories and explore nature, memorize, and recite rhymes.  Our work in establishing and supporting meaningful family learning traditions is some […]

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How Do Master Kindergarten Teachers Close the Reading Achievement Gap over the Summer?

April 25, 2021

10 Tips to Success: Book Lovers Keep Reading All Summer Long! FREE resources for summer distance learning! Powerful kindergarten literacy gains can easily be lost over the summer, especially by our emerging readers and writers who are still building foundational literacy skills.  Wise kindergarten teachers have developed strategies to continue supporting family reading fun over […]

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12 Favorite Kindergarten FREEBIES on TPT

12 Favorite Kindergarten FREEBIES on TPT

April 19, 2021

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

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

April 12, 2021

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

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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?

April 4, 2021

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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April Is Poetry Month: Celebrate Language!

March 28, 2021

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

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