Posted by Nellie Edge on December 9, 2014
Our Children Deserve High Expectations with Proven Strategies That Honor Childhood!
Enjoy Glimpses of Life Inside Kindergarten
with Katie Nelson...
Building a community of engaged and purposeful readers, writers, thinkers, and friends means we must keep learning real and connected to the children’s lives.
Once you get the community right, the levels of learning soar.
─ Ralph Peterson
Our songs, musical dramas, and friendship rituals are bonding experiences and invitations to use language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, creating, and collaborating.
Emotional engagement is the key to all-powerful learning…take advantage of how the brain learns best!
Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting practices begin with Name Tickets—and end with writing fluency.
If good handwriting skills are not automatic, it interferes with the whole writing process.
Purpose and choice infuse the expanded Writing/Thinking Workshop model.
Your children will not just learn how to read and write. They will CHOOSE to read and write. Now and forever. ─ Shelley Harwayne
Parents Are Partners in kindergarten literacy from ABC and Phonics Immersion to family Reading-at-Home book clubs and writers’ celebrations.
We have a covenant with parents that says we jointly share responsibility for educating your child. ─ Ernest Boyer
Children become authors and illustrators, and they publish their own books.
Kindergartners, like twelfth graders, draft, revise, editing, and publish their writing. ─ Lucy Calkins
Arts-infused learning with science, math, and literacy develops creativity, collaboration, and problem solving skills.
We can choose to soon-feed our children or we can teach them to be independent, self-regulated learners.
In kindergarten, we celebrate learning: WOW!
We are responsible for high academic standards, and we are responsible for the memories of childhood: let the memories of kindergarten be joyful and empowering!
Excellence in Kindergarten Literacy
This was a “Saturday in Kindergarten” with Katie Nelson and Nellie Edge
We invite your comments or questions about this full-day kindergarten model below.