Monday, August 22, 2011

Giveaway Winner and Meet the Teacher Monday!

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! The winner of the whiteboard give away, chosen by the Random Interger Generator is:

Comment number 2: Barbara from Grade ONEderful!

Grade ONEderful said...

And I just blogged about your giveaway :)
Grade ONEderful

AUGUST 17, 2011 9:07 PM


Barbara, please email me at with your information and I will be sending you the whiteboards and a few fun goodies!

Thank you to everyone who participated!!!

This week is also Teacher Week 2011!!!


Join in the fun by clicking below and hopping over!


Meet the Teacher!

My name is Christine. I am a small town girl from Western New York. I still live in a neighboring small town with my husband, 3 cats, and dog. My husband works with his family on a dairy farm.


Schooling: I attended a very small school and went on to attend college at a New York State University. My undergrad degree is in Special Education with dual certification in Elementary Education. My graduate degree is in The Reading Teacher Program (literacy with a certification to teach reading.)

Teaching: I have taught for 11 years in 4 districts. My resume is a bit crazy, but that is path I have taken! I started out as a long term sub where I taught special education for a half year. I then went on to teach kindergarten for the rest of the year. At the end of that year, a section of kindergarten was eliminated and I moved to 3rd grade. I looped with my class to 4th and then back down to 3rd. (Every teacher 3/4 looped up and down). At the end of that year, I took a literacy specialist position where I taught reading and was a literacy consultant and coach for teaching as students k-4. I loved some aspects of this, but was stressed beyond belief. I decided to switch to a larger to be closer to home and get a substantial raise for the same work. I taught a k/1 multi-age class where I team taught with another multi-age teacher. For a variety of circumstances, this was just not the spot for me. I again switched districts where I have finally landed! I am going into my 5th year teaching first grade!

Whew! Teaching can be a crazy road and I have learned so much from every place I have been. I would not trade the experiences for the world (well, mostly), but I am glad to have finally found stability in where and what I am teaching.

Hobbies: I love to read, decorate and remodel my house, cook, garden, and be crafty. I bead, quilt, and sometimes I like to scrapbook. Oh, and thrift shopping – I LOVE great bargains!!!


Goals: First, I am hoping to work on developing some things to put on Teacher Pay Teachers this year. Secondly, I am planning to apply to go back to school for a post grad. degree in education. (I have actually printed the application and have a list of people I would like to ask for recommendations – that is progress for me!)

Click on the link for a few more facts about me from the:

10 Things About Me Linky Party

Hmm – that’s about it, I think. If anyone wants to know anything else, just comment and I’ll share!


  1. I am also from western New York! I just got let go from my teaching job & am on the hunt for the "right" school :)

  2. I am sorry to hear about that, Liz. The education world is crazy in this area right now with budget cuts and everything. Where are you in Western NY? It would be great to meet a few new teachers in the area, but I don't know anyone else who blogs.

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower thanks to the Blog Hopper blog hop! How did you make your blog buttons scroll like that? It looks great, and I want to try it on my site too. I'd love it if you'd stop by my page and become a follower as well!

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