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

December 1, 2020

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

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Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Kindergarten!

November 23, 2020

 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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The Best Ways to Talk to Kindergartners About Their Writing

November 11, 2020

Our language helps build the positive emotional climate where children grow as writers and illustrators and take pride in doing quality work. Our words help build a “growth mindset” so that young children learn they can teach their brains any new skills! To build emotional resilience, research says, praise children’s efforts towards their goals, perseverance, […]

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How to Set Up a Write-a-Message Center: Inspire kindergarten writers and friends all year long

November 1, 2020
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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Kindergarten Kindness and Good Behavior Can and Must be Taught: Some Resources for Your PD

October 26, 2020

Developing Social-Emotional skills, a growth mindset, and love of learning underlie everything we do at Nellie Edge Kindergarten Seminars. We create joyful pathways to accelerated literacy, and teach life skills while honoring the whole child. Glimpses of Julia Barto’s classroom: Build a joyful community of kindergarten friends… Give unconditional positive regard… Believe they will behave… […]

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

October 18, 2020
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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Distance Learning Resources: What Teachers are Using!

October 13, 2020
Laura Flocker's classroom

 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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How Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers at Home

September 30, 2020
Kindergarten Families Can Support Their Young Writers

Thank you Celeste Starr and families for your gracious permission to share photos. Here is my favorite distance learning photo from Spring 2020. Ezra wants his at-home learning area to look just like his kindergarten writing center at school, so he made “heart word” posters for the wall. I love how the teacher’s and parent’s […]

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20 Days to Mastery with 26 Letters and Sounds!

September 16, 2020
Laura Flocker's classroom

Use High-Impact Multisensory Strategies that Accelerate Literacy with ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! See video 20 Days to Mastery with 26 Letters and Sounds! Preview this strategy from Nellie Edge Online Seminar #1 IIntroduce the ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! book with four new letters, key phonics symbols, and sounds every two or three days. Always […]

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Poetry in the Lives of Children

September 9, 2020

Sunflower Children in September: Combining Experiences in Poetry, Art and Connections to Nature. Children explore the school grounds, gather leaves, and look for signs of the season. Returning to the classroom, they are immersed in literature, poems, and songs about leaves.

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