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Kindergarten Handwriting

If handwriting motions are not efficient, it interferes with the whole writing process. Kindergarten-friendly handwriting practice is woven into authentic writing experiences that have meaning to the child -- not isolated drill!
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We begin the year with this familiar song. A copy goes in the children's "I Can…

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THE "NAME TICKET." See how master teachers weave handwriting practice into authentic literacy events that have meaning to the child.

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Learning to write names-like the idea of the boxes to work on spacing @Nicole Novembrino Novembrino Novembrino Jackson

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READ EXCERPTS FROM RESEARCH: Why kindergarten-friendly handwriting instruction…

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Children memorize, recite, and illustrate handwriting “I can read” pages. To…

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Fantastic information about crayons!!!! ALLLL teachers SHOULD read this post!

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Talking to Kindergartners about Their Writing

Great blog, "Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters!", about supporting kindergarten writers! FREE DOWNLOADS include Name Ticket practice book. This girl has just completed a fluency activity where she practiced writing "heart word" sentences with good handwriting. For a proven approach to Kindergarten Handwriting, see Nellie Edge Online Seminar #2 at https://onlineseminars.nellieedge.com/

Talking to Kindergartners about Their Writing

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work

British Columbia Kindergarten Language Arts C7 This isn't actually writing, but fingerspelling helps children remember letter names and builds the writing muscles for efficient handwriting. Our colleagues at Nellie Edge Seminars use this ring of names for multisensory cheers with letters and names. See details on the newest Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Blog.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting by Nellie Edge

Learn about Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting: An authentic, integrated approach that was developed and proven in real kindergarten classrooms. Teach children to focus and practice good handwriting in an authentic context. Notice that each page is unique, including opportunity for creative drawing, thinking, and writing. Free downloads, video clips, and strategies. "Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work." http://nellieedge.com/online-store-nellie-kindergarten-handwriting/

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Weekly Focus: Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting Grip

Teaching pencil grip is one of the foundation skills from Nellie Edge “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters.” An in-depth photo essay, featuring 10 practical handwriting tips, is a “must-read” for preschool and kindergarten teachers and parents. This Weekly Focus blog includes FREE parent

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Teaching how to hold pencil: cut two holes in an old sock for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting and high-frequency word work begins with the letter "I" and songs and movement chants. Include "heart word" and handwriting chants in the children's "I Can Read" notebook. Download the "I" Chant. Under the Free Poetry tab/September, find over 200 free songs, poems, chants, and rhymes for "I Can Read" notebooks.

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Mrs. T's First Grade Class: Writing

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work

KINDERGARTNERS LOVE THESE! Secret messages to take home and hide are a motivating reason to produce quality handwriting. Authentic, meaning-centered literacy dramatically increases retention of new information. Who do you say "thank you" to?

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Adaptive idea helps kids hold a pen, pencil or even a paint brush.

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Shaving cream writing - learning through sensory play

Writing practice using shaving cream: This sensory writing activity uses shaving cream to make learning letters, numbers, and sight words fun and easy for kids! #sensoryplay #handsonlearning #ece || Gift of Curiosity

Shaving cream writing - learning through sensory play

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See summary of "Research: Why Handwriting is Important" from "Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work" by Nellie Edge.

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35 Fun Ways To Improve Your Child's Handwriting - Without Writing

35 Fun Ways to Improve Your Child's Handwriting! Without Writing! Incredible resource in one article. Written by a pediatric OT - expert advice! Great link to share with Kinder parents!

35 Fun Ways To Improve Your Child's Handwriting - Without Writing

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Nellie Edge Seminars and Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting: Consider sharing this information with families. We like to understand the special needs of the left-handed child and remind children of all of the important and creative people who were left handed. . . Queen Victoria, Bach the composer, and our president, Barack Obama.

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We begin the year with this familiar song. A copy goes in the children's "I Can Read" Poetry notebook. Find other September poetry under the Free Poetry tab at www.nellieedge.com

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work

"Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work" by Nellie Edge is an integrated multisensory approach to teaching handwriting that encourages art,music,sign language, and authentic writing practice. This approach is demonstrated on Nellie Edge Online Seminar #2. View glimpses of best handwriting practices with free downloads and videos on website handwriting page.

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Mark making in moon dust - a sensory tray for early learning.

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The reason I always insist on crisscross with hands and legs is because it forces the student to cross their midline. I like to tap into the idea of Brain Gym in my classroom. Movement with intention to increase learning. I truly believe that this movement allows students to find a focus and a calming point.

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