Weekly Focus - Practical Strategies and Tips

Receive right in your inbox. Subscribe now!

10 Steps for Success: Independent Writing Center Totes Provide Authentic Writing Experiences All Year Long!

October 18, 2020
Independent Writing Center Totes

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

Read More

Distance Learning Resources: What Teachers are Using!

October 13, 2020
Laura Flocker's classroom

 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

How Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers at Home

September 30, 2020
Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers

Thank you Celeste Starr and families for your gracious permission to share photos. Here is my favorite distance learning photo from Spring 2020. 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 […]

Read More

7 Kindergarten Name Writing Tips Plus Gifts for You

September 23, 2020
teaching pencil grip

I am remembering again how challenging and important it is to teach good name writing from the first days of school. Our students, in classrooms or at home, represent a 4-year developmental span of fine motor and visual perceptual skills: Here are some of the ways wise educators integrate good handwriting practices for diverse learners. […]

Read More

20 Days to Mastery with 26 Letters and Sounds!

September 16, 2020
Laura Flocker's classroom

Use High-Impact Multisensory Strategies that Accelerate Literacy with ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! See video 20 Days to Mastery with 26 Letters and Sounds! Preview this strategy from Nellie Edge Online Seminar #1 IIntroduce the ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! book with four new letters, key phonics symbols, and sounds every two or three days. Always […]

Read More

Poetry in the Lives of Children

September 9, 2020

Sunflower Children in September: Combining Experiences in Poetry, Art and Connections to Nature. Children explore the school grounds, gather leaves, and look for signs of the season. Returning to the classroom, they are immersed in literature, poems, and songs about leaves.

Read More

No Time for Isolated Handwriting Lessons?

September 1, 2020
30 Essential Handwriting Lessons

30 Essential Kindergarten Handwriting Lessons Build Stamina and Fluency for Writing Workshop! (Copy this handbook for family distance learning) Why Is Good Handwriting Important? So we can write better and faster So our finger muscles won’t get tired So everyone can read our writing So we can build our reading and writing brain “These lessons […]

Read More

Here’s Your New Bonus

August 27, 2020

It’s early October and kindergarten children are learning the joys of writing for real world purposes. Writing and reading fluency with a growing collection of high-frequency “heart word” sentences is our next important learning target.

Read More

Distance Learning and Classroom Strategies

August 11, 2020

It’s early October and kindergarten children are learning the joys of writing for real world purposes. Writing and reading fluency with a growing collection of high-frequency “heart word” sentences is our next important learning target.

Read More

Huge Challenges for PreK-1 Teaching Require Best Support!

August 4, 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.

Read More

Follow us on Pinterest