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Why Kindergarten Parents Deserve a Family-Friendly Learning Calendar

August 1, 2019
Family Learning Calendar by Nellie Edge- Kindergarten Classroom

What could YOUR family-friendly calendar look like? Why does it matter? “Parents as Partners” multiplies your teaching effectiveness! Our work in establishing and supporting meaningful family learning traditions is some of the most important work kindergarten teachers do. We do NOT believe in giving families tedious busy work to do at home. We DO believe […]

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Guest Blogger, Heather Cacak

July 16, 2019

Hello! My name is Heather Cacak, and I am honored to be a guest blogger on Nellie’s blog. Today’s blog post will focus on what seems like one simple component of the writing workshop time frame, but it’s really how I manage to get my students writing authentically and independently each day.

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Joyful Accelerated Literacy with High-Frequency Sight Words: We Call Them “Heart Words!”

June 19, 2019
heart words in kindergarten teacher resources

A Preview of Nellie Edge Online Seminar #3. Among the highest impact strategies documented in our Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core program, our “heart words” strategies are the most powerful for building writing stamina and fluency! Writing “heart word” sentences builds the reading brain.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting: 10 Keys to Success

May 14, 2019

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

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How to Teach Information Writing in Kindergarten: Create Engaged and Purposeful Writers!

February 20, 2019
information writing

Glimpses of Information Writing in Kindergarten. W.K.2. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

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Celebrating Joyful, Multisensory Teaching and Learning in 2019!

January 8, 2019

 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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Discover the Power of Signing Songs for Accelerated Teaching and Learning (PreK-2)

December 18, 2018
Discover the Power of Signing Songs for Accelerated Teaching and Learning (PreK-2)

Discover the Power of Signing Songs for Accelerated Teaching and Learning (PreK-2)
Enhance All Children’s Language and Literacy!

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Thank You Gifts from Nellie Edge Kindergarten Writing Institute

September 6, 2018
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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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3 Levels of ABC Phonics Mastery: How to Build the Reading and Writing Brain

August 15, 2018
kindergarten classroom lessons

Step-by-Step Strategies for ABC Phonics Mastery in Kindergarten: A Proven Teaching Progression for Optimum Learning (2017)

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Why Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Works: 10 Keys to Success and New Free Resources

August 1, 2018
Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Works

Used as designed within a comprehensive kindergarten writing program, this approach to handwriting instruction dramatically accelerates writing proficiency: The end result is motivated students proudly writing, illustrating, and publishing their own books! 1. Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting practices are consistent with decades of educational research documented by Dr. John Hatti. We give children crystal-clear, achievable learning targets, […]

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