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.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) underlies everything we do!
- Celebrate learning and celebrate childhood
- Create oral language traditions that nurture friendships
- Teach students to work hard and be kind
- Develop an “I can do it!” mindset for diverse young learners
With Happy Hearts, We Dance and Sing
Multisensory, art-rich teaching and learning is how the brain learns best. It allows students to be creative, move their bodies, personalize experiences, and develop confidence expressing ideas and feelings.
We are beginning plans for our Kindergarten Summer Institute in late July 2022 in Salem, Oregon. “Celebrate Language and Build Social Emotional Skills!”
- For the previous announcement, see Celebrate Language.
- Be looking for additional details in March 2022.
“All the best things I do come from Nellie Edge Seminars!”
Meanwhile, we hope you will find one of our SEL Photo Essay-Blogs to peruse this month. Our goal is to support best teaching practices and remind you of why you love to teach. Please know how much we value our teachers!
Thank you for following our work in joyful, authentic approaches to early literacy. Even in these challenging times, may you feel the rewards of creating a joyful community of learners: Be intentional in honoring both the art AND science of reading instruction!
SMILES of appreciation,
Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Kindergarten!
9 Nellie Edge Blogs that Honor Childhood and Remind Us Why We Love to Teach
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Nellie Edge Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook
So Many Reasons to Love It!
“My students love reading these poems and being able to add their own illustrations! It makes them feel like authors.”
“Saying rhymes and songs together practices many skills. The children learn new vocabulary and develop a feeling of unity working together.”
“This is such a RICH resource, full of inter-connected learning. My little students have already enjoyed some of the poetry and their illustrations make the poems come alive in a personal way. I am looking forward to using this resource all year and for many years to come. THANK YOU!”
“My students and their parents have enjoyed these poems! I love the variety of poems to choose from and all of the activities that can be done with each poem!”
“We love these poems. The QR codes are so helpful for parents.” -Laura C. “Great addition to Poetry Month - using with students to increase understanding and make connections to poetry.”
Poetry Bundle includes 10 individual monthly and thematic collections and a bonus: Choose from over 200 poems, songs, and rhymes with family and curriculum connections.
Enjoy a sample: Download February Poetry Freebie on TpT.