It’s Featured Teacher Tuesday!
This week I would like to you to meet Christina from Hanging Around In Primary.
Christina has been teaching for 21 years (gasp!) Most of her teaching has been in Grade 1 but she has also taught Kindergarten through Grade 4. She also spent 3 ½ years working as a substitute teacher at the beginning of her career. She has been teaching in a small village just outside of Kingston, Ontario, Canada for most of her career.
When not teaching Christina is spending time with her family: a busy 12 and 15 year old and a husband who runs his own business. She loves to travel and spend time at the cottage.
Christina has always had a passion for teaching. When she was growing up, there was no question about what she wanted to do when she grew up. A first grade teacher was her dream job and she has been fortunate enough to teacher 6 year olds for the majority of her career so far.
Christina has always had a passion for creating her own classroom materials and sharing ideas with her colleagues. She stumbled upon Teachers Pay Teachers in 2012 and got the nerve up to post her own products in the winter of 2013. Since then she has continued to add products and really grow her store. She has many freebies to help early primary teachers out in Math, Literacy and Classroom Management. Click on the covers below to check out some of her popular freebies.
Christina loves to teach using centers to engage students and keep them practicing crucial skills. Some of her most popular math centers are
She also creates products that support directed teaching as well. These comprehension checks are perfect for whole group teaching as well for small group instruction. The Word Jail is one of her favourite products. She uses it to help students learn to read and spell those tricky rule breaker words. Her students love it.
Christina has been blogging for about a year and half. She enjoys sharing what is happening in her classroom and showing off her products in actions. You can check out a few of her most popular posts below. If you like what you read be sure to follow her to keep up with her posts!
You can also follow Christina on Social media. Check out her accounts below:
I hope you enjoyed meeting Christina this week for our weekly Featured Teacher post. See you again next week when you will meet another first grade teacher!