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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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Poetry and Weather Connections

January 10, 2021

“Poetry is a rhythmical piece of writing that leaves the reader 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. […]

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How to Build the Best Kindergarten Writing Program Ever

December 16, 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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Honoring the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 6, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr.

 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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Discover Easy, Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten: Teach the Word “Because”

December 1, 2020

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

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Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Kindergarten!

November 23, 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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My “I Can Read” Poetry and Song Notebook Is a Treasure!

November 17, 2020

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

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The Best Ways to Talk to Kindergartners About Their Writing

November 11, 2020

Our language helps build the positive emotional climate where children grow as writers and illustrators and take pride in doing quality work. Our words help build a “growth mindset” so that young children learn they can teach their brains any new skills! To build emotional resilience, research says, praise children’s efforts towards their goals, perseverance, […]

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How to Set Up a Write-a-Message Center: Inspire kindergarten writers and friends all year long

November 1, 2020
Write-a-Message Center empowers children to use writing for real world purposes.

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

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Kindergarten Kindness and Good Behavior Can and Must be Taught: Some Resources for Your PD

October 26, 2020

Developing Social-Emotional skills, a growth mindset, and love of learning underlie everything we do at Nellie Edge Kindergarten Seminars. We create joyful pathways to accelerated literacy, and teach life skills while honoring the whole child. Glimpses of Julia Barto’s classroom: Build a joyful community of kindergarten friends… Give unconditional positive regard… Believe they will behave… […]

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