As referenced on Nellie Edge Online Seminars and Live Kindergarten Writing Workshops: Updated June 2021.
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 Bundle program is on TPT.
The original Daily 5 Kindergarten DVD filmed in Joan’s kindergarten with Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, “The Sisters,” is still one of my favorites! See stenhouse.com (1-800-988-9812) or their website thedailycafe.com for additional video clips and support; consider joining their inspiring 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.) Spanish word set of 12: yo, veo, un, una, Este, Esta, es, el, lo, Me, gusta, tengo. Includes Animal Cards. 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.
Pocket Charts: The original McCracken Pocket Charts are available at School Art Materials, Box 45162, Seattle, WA 98145 or 1-206-526-0775.
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.
Writing Totes. Look online for cleaning caddies at places like Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target. The styles and selections change from time to time. As seen in Nellie Edge Online Seminars. Download FREE “We Love Lists” at Nellie Edge TPT Store.
Paper for Kid Writing Notebooks: Assorted kid-writing paper templates for members in vertical and horizontal formats on our Freebies page and as a part of Nellie Edge Kindergarten Writing Workshop and Writing Across the Curriculum Templates on TpT.
Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Give children a drawing and writing book the first day of school.
2021 Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work Program Bundle:
- Teachers Guide
- A-Z Student Practice Pages (90% focused on lowercase letters)
- 30 Essential Kindergarten Handwriting Lesson pages
- Complete MasterClass Intensive Power Guide: “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters!”
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 Store.
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).