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Keep Joy Alive in Kindergarten

September 26, 2022
How to keep joy alive in the Kindergarten classroom all year long!

Our job as teachers is to create a feeling of belonging in the kindergarten classroom all year long so children will love coming to school and thrive.

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How Authentic Family Involvement Can Support Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

September 18, 2022

Discover Poems, Songs, and Rhymes with QR Codes that Support SEL Goals: Emotional Intelligence, Friendship, and “I can do it!” Growth Mindset, and a Love of Language (K-2)

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10 Most Popular Nellie Edge FREEBIES on TpT

September 13, 2022
Nellie Edge Freebies on TpT

Click a thumbnail to access the freebie on TpT.

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7 Best Tips to Grow Young Writers

September 7, 2022

Parents: Where Do You Think Your Child Is Right Now as a Writer? 1. Share kindergarten writing samples and rubrics with parents: Where do you think your child is as a writer right now? Help parents notice and appreciate how their child will grow as a writer in kindergarten. (See September 23, 2020 blog for […]

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Teachers Love This Family-Friendly Learning Calendar

August 29, 2022
Nellie Edge Family Learning Calendar

Give Families Actionable Resources to Support Kindergarten Success: This 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 Explore nature Memorize and recite rhymes Talk about “kindergarten kindness” Learn self-help skills Our work in establishing and […]

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7 Kindergarten Name Writing Tips with Family Practice Book

August 22, 2022
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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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Back-to-School Sale

August 16, 2022

Celebrating Nellie Edge Kindergarten TpT Store with a 2-Day Bundle Party: 50% off!

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The Simplest Way to Build a Happy Classroom: Teach Gratitude!

August 8, 2022
Kindergarten lessons: Teaching “Thank You” and Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Learning to Express Gratitude Is a Year-Long Theme: We Sing, Sign, Spell, Express and Write “Thank You.”

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How to Have the Best Kindergarten Back-to-School Night Ever: Family Scavenger Hunt Step-by-Step

August 1, 2022
back to school in kindergarten classroom

Families’ first visit to kindergarten is organized, purposeful, and inviting “Sunflower Children” and warm-hearted Katie Nelson welcome each family as they arrive. The environment is carefully prepared to introduce literacy routines and involve Parents as Partners. Children sign in on their first “Name Ticket” with guided help from Mom or Dad. They put their finished […]

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What Are Nellie Edge Writing-to Read “Heart Words?”

July 25, 2022
e Nellie Edge Writing-to Read “Heart Words

Two things young writers know for sure: 1) If I practice writing “heart word” sentences every day, my writing is going to get really good! 2) If I practice phonetic spelling, I will be able to fearlessly tackle any unknown word!

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