As referenced on Nellie Edge Online Seminars and Live Kindergarten Writing Workshops: Updated 2018.
ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! (book and CD by Nellie Edge) ABC Phonics Family Chart and dictionary pages (free online at www.nellieedge.com), Book, A-Z Wall Cards, and vertical and horizontal posters are at Amazon.com and will be available soon at sign2me.com. Featured on Nellie Edge Online Seminar #1: Multisensory ABC and Phonics Immersion. See program overview and updates on our ABC Phonics page
Boxes for “Heart Words” (We love to give children the gift of words in a sturdy little box!) “Heart words” sets for volunteers to cut are held together with a 1” ring. We purchase the boxes at papermart.com 1-800-745-8800. They are called #33 Natural Jewelry Box 3½ x 3½ x 1. Item number 455533. Nellie Edge Heart Word program is on TPT.
The Daily 5 Kindergarten DVD filmed in Joan’s kindergarten with Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, “The Sisters.” See stenhouse.com (1-800-988-9812) or their website thedailycafe.com for additional video clips and support; consider joining their quality website.
Fingerspelling Font: Available for purchase at Educational Fontware, Inc., 3150 Tobormory Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311. 1-800-806-2155; On left side of page click on “Buy New Academic Single User License”, in center of page, scroll down to “Nellie Edge Special – Finger Letters only, no CD, $5.” Click on “Buy Now.” See our Handwriting page.
High-Frequency Word Stamps: (for making “Stamp and Read Skinny Books”) Durable, hardwood stamps in a set of 6: “I, see, a, this, is, the.” (Two six-word sets keep four children occupied at the bookmaking/word study center.) Available online only at our Online Store.
Insta-Learn Phonics Board Pieces: at insta-learn.com or 1-800-225-7837.
INSTA-LEARN materials shown here are:
• L400B - Language Board only imprinted w/picture symbols • L0500 - Lower Case Letters set • One strip from L0010 set of 24 strips
Letter tiles, Unifix cube blends, mini letter boards and letter storage cases are available at abcstuff.com. This fabulous site for Reading Recovery® and early literacy resources has washable, dry erase markers, highlighter tape, magnetic letters and much more.
Magnadoodles or Doodle Pro by Fisher-Price are available at www.amazon.com. Ideally, six units are needed for small group phonics work. Consider putting these on your kindergarten wish list for parent contributions.
Round Adhesive Magnets with Foam by ProMag. 18 per package, Model #12557. Use on ABC Phonics Family Chart for refrigerator art!
Small Coin Envelopes (for special miniature spring message writing) are available at most office supply stores or order in quantity online at Amazon.com.
Your choice of CD is FREE with purchase of Nellie Edge Spanish Read and Sing Big Books™!
Pocket Charts: The original McCracken Pocket Charts are available at School Art Materials, Box 45162, Seattle, WA 98145 or 1-206-526-0775.
“I Can Read” Poetry Anthologies: Poems, Songs, Rhymes, and Spelling Chants Complimentary pages at www.nellieedge.com. Additional “Small Poems of Some Delight” and other classic childhood poems and rhymes are available as monthly compilations at Nellie Edge TPT Store.
Reading Pointers (Magic Wands, Pointer Fingers) are available at Dollar Stores, Party Depot, or Toy Stores.
Scotch™ Thermal Laminator (TL 901) at www.amazon.com—this is a bargain at less than $35.00. (We mount and laminate our ABC Phonics Charts and writing supports.)
Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches, 50 Pouches, 9” x 11.4” (TP3854-50). These are much more affordable on Amazon.com.
Self-Adhesive Book Covers are available at art supply stores. These are removable, acid-free vinyl. They look like contact paper rolls and are available in clear and neon colors for highlighting words in pocket chart rhymes.
Spaceman: large and small versions available through reallygoodstuff.com. Make your own version with popsicle sticks to help children remember spaces between words. Create an imaginary one (with pointer finger who is always there when you need a reminder!).
Thick Sturdy Magnetic Letters (blue consonants, red vowels) are available through ABC Stuff at abcstuff.com. Teachers will need two sets of lower-case and one set of upper-case for teacher use—organized in clear plastic tackle boxes.
White/Dry Erase Boards: The shower board comes in a big sheet (4' x 6', approximately $14.99 per sheet). Local home improvement stores may cut them to size for free. Some teachers like 9"x 9".
OptiMA Erase Lap Boards (individual pupil boards 9" x 12") may be purchased in a set of 12 on Amazon.com for $36.00. These come with rounded edges. We like to attach black socks with a 1” ring.
Wooden Animal Stamp Sets with word and label cards and photo essay “Making Stamp and Read Skinny Books” found under the Online Store tab at www.nellieedge.com. Display stamps on butter tubs from the Dollar Store.
Paper for Kid Writing Notebooks: Assorted kid-writing paper templates for members in vertical and horizontal formats on our Freebies page.
Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Give children a drawing and writing book the first day of school.
Writing-to-Read Visual Supports: Instructions and templates are available on our FREEBIES page.
- What Makes a Quality Illustration
- Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? Cards
- ABC Phonics Family Chart
- Draw an Animal Templates and more…
Nellie Edge Family Read and Sing Book Club: Details and complimentary book club envelopes and
parent letters on the Celebrate Language page at nellieedge.com. After children have a memorable
sense of the favorite Read and Sing Big Books, we send home guided reading books for family
literacy. Soon coming on TpT. Children love reading and singing these predictable books!
2018 Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work Program:
- Teachers Guide
- A-Z Student Practice Pages (90% focused on lowercase letters)
- 30 Essential Kindergarten Handwriting Lesson pages
- Parents as Partners in Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting
- Complete MasterClass Intensive Power Guide: “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters!”
This integrated approach to handwriting is multisensory and differentiated and invites children to
engage in an arts-rich curriculum. The goal for busy teachers is to build stamina for writing
workshop. Intended for use in parallel with the ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign and Read! program and
Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core. Nellie Edge ©2018. Purchase program from Nellie
Edge Resources, or FREE with Nellie Edge Online Seminar #2. Now also available on TpT.
Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read! CD and “I Can Read” Poetry Notebook Pages: We teach 33 high-frequency pink and purple “heart words” including “favorite” and “because” with these songs and chants. Teachers have permission to copy the CD and the accompanying “I Can Read” pages and fingerspelling models for family literacy. Available from our Online Store, FREE with Nellie Edge Online Seminar #3, or available on Nellie Edge TPT
Speech Bubbles: Children love adding speech bubbles to their “kid writing” notebook pages. Find them at amazon.com: Kikkerland Talking Bubble Sticky Notes (ST08-W).