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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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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
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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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No Time for Isolated Handwriting Lessons?

July 20, 2022
30 Essential Handwriting Lessons

30 Essential Kindergarten Handwriting Lessons Build Stamina and Fluency for Writing Workshop! (Copy this handbook for family distance learning) Why Is Good Handwriting Important? So we can write better and faster So our finger muscles won’t get tired So everyone can read our writing So we can build our reading and writing brain “These lessons […]

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Did You Miss Any of These Nellie Edge End-of-Year Blogs?

June 9, 2022

 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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Earn Graduate Credits: Make Best Writing Practices Routine in Your Classroom

May 3, 2022

Download our Big TpT Writing FREEBIE from Nellie Edge Kindergarten! Let this FREEBIE inspire you to study authentic K-1 writing strategies via distance learning this summer with the step-by-step 6-hour MasterClass workshop Photos of children and their art used with permission from parents and teachers. You’ll see the result of powerful writing instruction from these […]

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Celebrating Nellie Edge Kindergarten TpT Store

April 19, 2022

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

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