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Do You Want to Dramatically Accelerate Your Kindergartners’ Writing Proficiency?

April 4, 2021
Boost Kindergarten Writing Skills with These 15 Best Practices Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!

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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Bring Planning and Passion to Kindergarten Round-Up

March 21, 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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Rethinking Kindergarten Homework: Why Parents Deserve a Family-Friendly Learning Calendar

March 14, 2021

August 2021-July 2022 Calendar Now available on TPT! Editable. Free Yearly Update. 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 […]

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Newly Updated and Expanded FREEBIES on TPT

March 8, 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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7 Kindergarten Name Writing Tips with Family Practice Book

March 1, 2021
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Helping you involve parents with learning I am remembering again how challenging and important it is to teach good name writing from the first days of school. Why not ask “parents to be partners” at spring registration? Our FREE resources may help you! Kindergarten-age students, in classrooms or at home, represent a 4-year developmental span […]

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7 Proven Kindergarten Writing Practices and PD

February 21, 2021
Kindergarten Writing Workshop and Independent Writing Centers All Year Long

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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10 Reasons to Teach Fingerspelling in Kindergarten

January 29, 2021
heart words in kindergarten teacher resources

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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K-1 News Stories: Writing Tips and FREE Resources

January 25, 2021

How News Stories Build Writing Independence, Motivation, and Stamina All Year Long News stories give students choice of writing topics. They find their voice and create stories about what is most important in their lives. There are few things more satisfying for a young writer than creating something that reflects their feelings and experiences. What […]

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Kindergartners LOVE to Cook! (Guest Blog)

January 18, 2021
Kids in the Kitchen cookbook by Nellie Edg

The first fully illustrated kids’ cookbook-over 150,000 copies sold   Hi! My name is Cindy Ulshafer. I was flattered when Nellie asked me to be a guest blogger. We work together in her office and swap stories of kids and grandkids in between the intense, exacting work of developing the best for teachers. Write about […]

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