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Adapt one of These Delightful Kindergarten Celebrations to End Your Year

May 9, 2021
Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens

Make it an OUTDOOR celebration! Especially in a challenging year, we continue to create joyful childhood memories Children come to school with diverse background experiences. It is the stories we tell, the songs we sing, and the traditions we build that bind the children together emotionally and intellectually, creating an optimal climate for learning, both […]

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Family-Friendly Learning Calendars Build Literacy!

May 2, 2021

Calendar Available on TPT! Editable. Free Yearly Update. 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.  Our work in establishing and supporting meaningful family learning traditions is some […]

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How Do Master Kindergarten Teachers Close the Reading Achievement Gap over the Summer?

April 25, 2021

10 Tips to Success: Book Lovers Keep Reading All Summer Long! FREE resources for summer distance learning! Powerful kindergarten literacy gains can easily be lost over the summer, especially by our emerging readers and writers who are still building foundational literacy skills.  Wise kindergarten teachers have developed strategies to continue supporting family reading fun over […]

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12 Favorite Kindergarten FREEBIES on TPT

April 19, 2021
12 Favorite Kindergarten FREEBIES on TPT

 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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Kindergarten Cooks Write “How-To” Books: A Guide to Cooking in the Classroom

April 12, 2021
Kindergarten Cooks Write “How-To” Books: A Guide to Cooking in the Classroom

These quality resources now include lessons, best practices, and authentic kindergarten writing and art samples—and there are more coming!

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Do You Want to Dramatically Accelerate Your Kindergartners’ Writing Proficiency?

April 4, 2021
Boost Kindergarten Writing Skills with These 15 Best Practices Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!

Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!
15 points of excellence for evaluating your current teaching program

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Bring Planning and Passion to Kindergarten Round-Up

March 21, 2021

 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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Newly Updated and Expanded FREEBIES on TPT

March 8, 2021

These quality resources now include lessons, best practices, and authentic kindergarten writing and art samples—and there are more coming!

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7 Kindergarten Name Writing Tips with Family Practice Book

March 1, 2021
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Helping you involve parents with learning I am remembering again how challenging and important it is to teach good name writing from the first days of school. Why not ask “parents to be partners” at spring registration? Our FREE resources may help you! Kindergarten-age students, in classrooms or at home, represent a 4-year developmental span […]

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7 Proven Kindergarten Writing Practices and PD

February 21, 2021
Kindergarten Writing Workshop and Independent Writing Centers All Year Long

Fingerspelling helps the brain remember letters and sounds: It becomes the memory hook to ABC/Phonics mastery. Fingerspelling will enhance the effectiveness of any ABC/Phonics program.

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