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Settling-In Time Sets the Emotional Tone for the Day: Developing Friendship, Responsibility, Self-Motivation, and Collaboration SkillsRead More
How to Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction And Build Stamina and Fluency for Writing Workshop! 1) Intentionally develop fine motor skills and teach pencil grip. Differentiate instruction, recognizing the diverse 4-year range of skill development typical in most kindergartens. Use fingerspelling, games, and guided drawing to build finger dexterity, perceptual motor skills, and focus. All photos […]Read More
You’ll see the result of powerful writing instruction from these photos of children’s authentic writing and drawing: All kids love to make really cool books! Here are three sample pages. Scan through and then DOWNLOAD this new 17- page FREEBIE on TpT (We love FREEBIES)! Download all 17 pages featuring PROVEN kindergarten writing practices. Explore […]Read More
Two of the foundation skills for kindergarten teachers to introduce during the first busy weeks of school are good handwriting grip and efficient name writing. 1. Determine a child’s handedness. Ask parents. Watch the child with manipulative toys. Notice which hand the child uses to pick up crayons or small pencils. Help parents understand that […]Read More
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 Organize and store your stamps in tackle boxes for efficiency. The first “Exploring Stamps” lesson is to teach children how to use word stamps, animal stamps, and […]Read More
Great Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources – Where to Get Them.
As referenced on Nellie Edge Kindergarten Writing Seminars; Updated June 2017.
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.Read More
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 […]Read More