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Kindergarten lessons: Teaching “Thank You” and Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

The Simplest Way to Build a Happy Classroom: Teach Gratitude!

June 29, 2020

Learning to Express Gratitude Is a Year-Long Theme: We Sing, Sign, Spell, Express and Write “Thank You.”

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10 Reasons to Teach Fingerspelling in Kindergarten

June 23, 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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What Does a Comprehensive Kindergarten Writing Program Look Like? FREE e-Book

June 19, 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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Did You Miss Any of Our New or Updated Spring Blogs?

June 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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Favorite Kindergarten YouTube Videos

Top Ten Kindergarten YouTube Channels

June 2, 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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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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How Do Master Kindergarten Teachers Close the Reading Achievement Gap over the Summer?

May 19, 2020

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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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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