Barbie Germann

Celina City Schools

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Barbie Germann

Celina Primary School
615 E. Wayne Street
Celina, OH 45822
Phone: 419-586-8300 X 2500
Fax: 419-584-0215


Hello! I’m Mrs. Germann. I’m a graduate of Celina High School. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Miami University and my Master's Degree from Marygrove College. I started teaching at Celina City Schools in 1997. I have taught 8th grade, 7th grade, and kindergarten, each for one year. I have been a Title reading teacher for over 20 years.

You can help your child become a more fluent reader by reading with them, playing word games, and listening to them read.  

If you have questions or concerns, or you would like to discuss your child's progress, please email me at [email protected]  

I look forward to working with your child this school year!


In my position as a Title reading teacher, I give children the tools they need to become successful readers. I work primarily with first grade students.

Reading is a critical skill children need for life!  It is essential that they read every day.  

It is very important that your child spend time reading each day. Research tells us that children learn how to read by practice. Reading is the primary way a child gains a wide vocabulary and is highly related to success in every academic area. Particularly with emergent and beginning readers, familiarity, repetition and rhyme help children become successful readers. Even as your child becomes better able to read independently, continue to read to them also. Enjoy the books with your child and talk about what you have read.


When your child reads a book, have s/he also practice rereading the book. Rereading text helps the child to better comprehend what they have read. With many struggling readers, the first reading of a text involves decoding many unknown words. When your child is focused on decoding unknown words, s/he is not able to successfully comprehend what has been read. Encourage your child to reread the story – see if it makes a difference in his/her comprehension.


Comprehension is the goal when reading - to understand what has been read. Ask questions about the story to see what your child remembers. Questions to ask include:


What happened at the beginning? The middle? The end?
What is the problem?            
How is the problem solved?       
Who are the characters?       
Where does the story take place?


You can also check your child’s comprehension as s/he reads the story by stopping along the way and asking questions about what has been read so far. If the text is difficult, allow the child to read the text through once to decode unknown words. Then go back and reread the text a second time and focus on understanding the story.

Contact Information

Celina Primary School: 
419-586-8300, ext 2500

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