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Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Double Bonus

April 12, 2022

Part 1 features miniature 8 MONTHLY collections PLUS Literacy and
Sciencing poems, songs, and rhymes!

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Poetry and Weather Connections

March 23, 2022

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

March 16, 2022
Independent Writing Center Totes

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

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Family Calendar and Spring FREEBIE

March 8, 2022
family learning calendar

Click HERE to see everything in my store. Give Families Actionable Resources to Support Kindergarten Success:Family-Friendly Learning Calendars Build Literacy! Let your monthly calendar be a gentle reminder for families to sing, talk, dance, and read with their children every day. Tell stories and explore nature, memorize, and recite rhymes. Talk about kindergarten kindness and […]

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Social Emotional Learning Blogs and Nellie Edge PD

January 31, 2022

As we enter 2022 at Nellie Edge Resources, we recognize that our colleagues are carrying a heavy load. Social Emotional Learning has become even more essential to
the lives of our children—and their teachers.

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February Poetry Notebook Freebie

January 18, 2022

February Poetry Notebook Freebie. Themes of Love and Friendship All Year Long

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Drawing Instruction Supports Handwriting Development and Writing Proficiency

January 10, 2022

Glimpses of kindergarten life with retired teacher Laura Flocker from September through May: An Oregon Model of Excellence (last printed in 2020) This is what we know for sure: Provide explicit, systematic instruction in seeing and drawing like an artist. Introduce children to lines and rich vocabulary the first week of school with crayons and […]

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Kindergarten Handwriting Tips

January 3, 2022
kindergarten handwriting name ticket practice lessons

We focus on good handwriting skills in kindergarten all year long. In January, students practice letter formation for their first and last names. Send home free printable Name Ticket books so families can help their children practice. Build short authentic practices into morning work activities and continue sight word sentences.

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

December 27, 2021

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

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Honoring the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 13, 2021
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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