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Students Love Write-a-Message Centers: For Valentine’s Day and all year long!

January 29, 2024
Write-a-Message Center empowers children to use writing for real world purposes.

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

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Tips for Making Class Books and Gift for You!

January 23, 2024

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

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How to Create a Culture of Book Lovers

January 15, 2024

The science of reading and decades of best practices research support a comprehensive approach to reading. Here are 10 proven strategies that build a culture of book lovers!

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Give Your Students Poetry Notebooks

January 9, 2024

The Science of Reading Supports a Comprehensive Approach to Early Literacy. The science of reading supports more than systematic phonics mastery, it includes building vocabulary, comprehension, and oral language fluency. This is especially critical for emergent bilingual students who need more practice using language with Total Emotional Body Response to Language (TEBRL) strategies.

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Honoring the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 2, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr.

The life and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. can be understood and honored even by young children. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught people to solve problems nonviolently. He promoted love and brotherhood.

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Writing-to-Read Heart Word Sentences: Free Literacy eBook!

December 19, 2023

Integrate ABC Phonics, handwriting, and heart word sentences to build circles of writing mastery for writing, including a free eBook download!

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Purposeful Literacy Play: Free eBook!

December 14, 2023

Develop Self-Regulation, Language, and Social-Emotional Skills Through Purposeful Literacy Play, including a free eBook download!

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The Kindergarten Giving Tree

November 29, 2023

The Kindergarten Giving Tree: Let Families Know what is on Your Kindergarten Wish List. Scroll down for premade gift tags and/or create an Amazon.com wish list

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Teach Your Students to Sign the Pledge of Allegiance: Then Make a Class Book!

November 28, 2023
Teach Your Students to Sign the Pledge of Allegiance: 
Then Make a Class Book!

Teaching children to sing and sign the Pledge is among the most POWERFUL strategies we share! Take photos of your students signing the words of the Pledge. Children AND parents will love this class book featuring the lives of each classmate.

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Top Ten Kindergarten YouTube Channels

November 16, 2023
Favorite Kindergarten YouTube Videos

 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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