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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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Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Double Bonus

April 12, 2022

Part 1 features miniature 8 MONTHLY collections PLUS Literacy and
Sciencing poems, songs, and rhymes!

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

March 16, 2022
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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Social Emotional Learning Blogs and Nellie Edge PD

January 31, 2022

As we enter 2022 at Nellie Edge Resources, we recognize that our colleagues are carrying a heavy load. Social Emotional Learning has become even more essential to
the lives of our children—and their teachers.

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February Poetry Notebook Freebie

January 18, 2022

February Poetry Notebook Freebie. Themes of Love and Friendship All Year Long

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Drawing Instruction Supports Handwriting Development and Writing Proficiency

January 10, 2022

Glimpses of kindergarten life with retired teacher Laura Flocker from September through May: An Oregon Model of Excellence (last printed in 2020) 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 […]

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Kindergarten Handwriting Tips

January 3, 2022
kindergarten handwriting name ticket practice lessons

We focus on good handwriting skills in kindergarten all year long. In January, students practice letter formation for their first and last names. Send home free printable Name Ticket books so families can help their children practice. Build short authentic practices into morning work activities and continue sight word sentences.

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Enlarge the Print of Favorite Songs, Poems, and Rhymes

December 7, 2021

Give Each Child a Copy for Their “I Can Read” Poetry Notebooks
Students develop phonemic awareness, concepts of print, oral language, and reading
fluency as a part of memorizing familiar well-crafted poetic words!

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How to Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction

August 22, 2021
Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction

How to Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction And Build Stamina and Fluency for Writing Workshop! 1) Intentionally develop fine motor skills and teach pencil grip. Differentiate instruction, recognizing the diverse 4-year range of skill development typical in most kindergartens. Use fingerspelling, games, and guided drawing to build finger dexterity, perceptual motor skills, and focus.  All photos […]

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