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Kindergarten Handwriting Tips

January 8, 2020
kindergarten handwriting name ticket practice lessons

 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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Drawing Instruction Supports Handwriting Development and Writing Proficiency

January 1, 2020

Glimpses of kindergarten life with Laura Flocker from September through May: An Oregon Full-Day Kindergarten Model… 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 markers. Use multisensory ABC and Phonics […]

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Honoring the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 19, 2019
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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Make Writing Real

November 27, 2019
Make Writing Real

Class Pets Provide Authentic Reasons to Write, Draw, and Make Books in Kindergarten and First Grade Charlie the Turtle became a vital part of Katie Nelson’s kindergarten. Mailboxes especially designed for class pets are delightful K-1 writing props! Students love to write books about their animal friends and to pen personal messages to them—especially if […]

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Joyful and Systematic Ways to Build Kindergarten Narrative Writing

November 20, 2019
kindergarten writing

Overview of a Comprehensive Kindergarten Writing Model Why do we value the Common Core writing standards? All Kindergartners Can Develop Stamina for Personal Narrative We raised our expectations, developed accelerated learning strategies, involved Parents as Partners, gave children crystal-clear learning targets, and became skilled teachers of beginning writing. The result? Learning to write in kindergarten […]

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Weekly Focus: The Kindergarten Giving Tree –

November 13, 2019

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

November 6, 2019
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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7 Kindergarten Name Writing Tips Plus Gifts for You

October 17, 2019
teaching pencil grip

This fall finds me volunteering in kindergartens, remembering again how challenging and important it is to teach good name writing from the first days of school. Our classrooms represent a 4-year developmental span of fine motor and visual perceptual skills: Here are some of the ways wise educators integrate good handwriting practices into diverse classrooms. […]

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Keep Joy Alive in Kindergarten

September 25, 2019
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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17 FREE Resources from Nellie Edge

September 12, 2019
FREE Resources from Nellie Edge

 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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