Meet Christina!

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the internet!
My name's Christina, and I'm a first-grade teacher in Ontario, Canada. 

I am here to help! 

I can say this with confidence because I've been teaching since 1994 and full time since 1999.  Almost all of my experience has been in First Grade with a little Kindergarten, Planning Time coverage and Second Grade as well. I know a thing or two about teaching young children!

I know what it's like to juggle a family and a classroom.  There's always something to do and not enough time to get it done.   When I started this journey, my kids were much younger, and I had to make sure I was using my time wisely when I was working.

I started creating resources for my own classroom when I couldn't find what I needed in the resources I was provided with.  I figured the same might be true for other teachers so I decided to start sharing them when I discovered Teachers Pay Teachers.  I figured if they worked in my classroom, then they would work in other classes too.  In 2014 I started blogging and sharing with you!

You are in the right place if you are an elementary teacher and are looking for: 

  • Teaching Tips and Hacks
  • Engaging and Low Prep resources you can start using right away
  • Posts dedicated to helping you to better understand how to teach different areas of the curriculum. 
  • Access to a FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY with files you won't find anywhere else. 

If you head over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store, you will find:

  • Resources that have been used and tested in a classroom with first-grade students.
  • Hands-on centers that will keep your kids engaged during your Literacy and Math Center times.
  • Engaging Morning Tubs that make starting your day more enjoyable.
  • Resources to support your Phonemic Awareness program. 

 And now a little more about me...

I have always wanted to be a teacher.  I remember playing school all the time as a child and deciding this is what I wanted to do.  I have an undergraduate degree from Trent University and my Education degree from Queen's University.  

I have been teaching since 1994 - as a substitute, and then full-time teacher and I would not do anything else.  I absolutely love first grade.  They are little sponges! The time between January and March is the most magical time in first grade.  So many light bulbs start to come on at that time.

In my free time I love to read, travel in our RV and relax at our cottage!  

I would love to stay in touch!  Take a moment and sign up for our newsletter so you are alerted about new posts as well as gaining access to the FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY.


1 comment

  1. Hi Christina,

    Your word wall information is so clear and doable. It was so helpful to me because I am re-introducing myself to "all things teaching" after a big break. Do you have anything on creating small groups?