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Christina Hermer
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3 Ways to Maximize Learning for Busy Kids
Getting kids moving helps them learn!   If your students are like mine, it is best to keep them active so they can use up all the energy they seem to have in endless supply.  I have so many kids that seem to be in perpetual motion. So rather than working ag...

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How to Use Data to Drive Phonemic Awareness Instruction
Are you looking for ways to use assessment data to drive your phonemic awareness instruction?  If so, then read on to find out how to gather that data and how to look closely at the data for opportunities to group students.   I am also sharing a few ideas o...

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness. What is the difference?
Phonological and phonemic awareness are often confused by teachers, and rightly so.  They are so intertwined it is difficult to determine which skills fall under which term.  Hopefully , this post will clear some of the confusion up.  Phonological awareness...

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Teacher Appreciation Eh! Giveaway
It is Teacher Appreciation week in the US this week (or perhaps last week).  This celebration has never really been a thing as far as I know in Canada.  However, fear not, you are appreciated.  We are showing our appreciation for our teacher colleagues in a...

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Guided Reading: How to get students excited about it!
Guided Reading is an important part of the day in a primary classroom and you want to make sure your students are excited to meet during small group. To keep your kids engaged and to make it a productive and successful guided reading time you need to be pre...

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5 Fun Ways to use Plastic Eggs in Math
We all have them!  Those bags of plastic Easter eggs from the Dollar Store.  Well, the time has come to get them out and use them in your classroom.  Today I am sharing 5 fun ways you can use these plastic eggs to practice math skills in your early primary ...

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5 Ways to Use Plastic Eggs to Practice Literacy Skills
We all have them!  Those bags of plastic Easter eggs from the Dollar Store. We store them in our classroom closets waiting for the weeks leading up to Easter to break them out and use them.  Now is the time to start thinking about how to use them this year....

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Celebrating the 100th Day of School
Our 100th Day of school has come and gone!  We had such a great time creating, measuring, counting, writing and eating 100.  Read on to find out how we spent the day. In the days leading up to the 100th day, I request that each student brings in a little Zi...
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