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6 Types of Rhyming Activities to Increase Phonemic Awareness

Teaching rhyming to young learners is a critical step in building a strong foundation for Phonemic Awareness.  So what exactly is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic Awareness is the ability to focus on and manipulate individual phonemes ( or sounds) You can grab my free Phonemic Checklist here.  Teaching rhyming draws our

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Best Books for Back To School in Kindergarten

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time, for both teachers, students, and their families. The beginning of the year is all about building relationships with your kindergarten students. One of the best ways to make your students love school is to expose them to engaging read alouds.

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My Boom Deck has too Many Cards

You can control how many cards your students see in a Boom deck. Teachers and students love Boom Cards on Boom Learning, but sometimes your Boom deck has too many cards.  Sometimes there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.  When you have a Boom deck

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Boom Learning Membership Levels

Understanding the levels of membership on Boom Learning Teachers are loving using Boom Cards in their classrooms. But navigating through the membership levels can be confusing. In this post, I’ll break down each level and let you know what makes each level unique. Once you have all the information you

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What is a Boom Card?

Have you heard the buzz about Boom Cards and Boom Learning? In the search to constantly improve their students’ success many teachers find themselves asking “What is a Boom Card?” Boom Cards are self-checking digital task cards. We’ve all used paper task cards in our word work, literacy, and math

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Using Boom Cards to Create Math and Literacy Centers

Using Digital Centers in Kindergarten Using centers in kindergarten is a great way to give your students practice working on math and literacy goals. One of the biggest challenges to effectively student-run centers is that your students can be off task. You send them to a well-planned phonics center but

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Best Books to Teach Rhyming

How to teach rhyming to beginning readers. Knowing our students’ ability to rhyme is a powerful tool for teachers. Knowing about a child’s ability to rhyme or not, can give us a heads up to keep an eye on the student. However, of all the phonemic awareness skills the ability

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Using Boom Cards to Increase Phonemic Awareness

What is phonemic awareness and how can we teach it? Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, manipulate, and substitute phonemes. Phonemes are the smallest unit of sound that can differentiate meaning in spoken words. The goal of every kindergarten teacher is to teach our students to read. It’s

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What is Phonemic Awareness?

Teaching young children to read is one of the greatest enjoyments of being a kindergarten teacher. To take a child from knowing just a few letters of the alphabet to a student who can read a book from start to finish is one of the greatest joys of a teaching

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Using Digital Resources in a Kindergarten Classroom

During the Covid pandemic of 2020, every kindergarten teacher had to pivot and quickly figure out how to teach remotely. Teachers spent hours trying to educate themselves about how you can teach kindergarteners to read using digital resources. Now, as we can finally see the light at the end of

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Teachers Need Self Care

The most important thing teachers need to focus on this year.   Teaching in 2020  is different, no question about it. Teachers all over the world have had to change almost everything they do to fit into this new normal. Here’s the thing, your kids may not reach benchmarks this

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Using Boom Cards in kindergarten

5 Reasons you should be using Boom Cards in kindergarten     Whether you are teaching remotely,face to face, or a hybrid of both using Boom Cards is a great option when teaching kindergarteners. Here are 5 reasons why using Boom cards to teach is a successful strategy. #1 Boom

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