About Me




Hello! My name is Christine and I am an elementary school teacher. Throughout my life I have had a great curiosity and devotion to reading. My attraction to literacy propelled me to pursue my undergraduate degree in literature. From there I chose to continue my graduate studies within the field of elementary education. My goal was to share my interest in literacy with young students. While involved in my graduate studies I developed a passion for quality children's literature. I could immerse myself in stories as I knelt upon the thinly carpeted floors of my local library for hours reading books by authors such as Chris Van Allsburg, Tomie dePaola, Roald Dahl, and Margaret Wise Brown. Today I am a graduate student now seeking my Masters in Library and Information Science degree in order to become a certified library media specialist. I am excited to embark upon this path and discover new ways to help my students further develop their own interests in literacy.

Here are a few of my favorite children's books:

  • Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Dandelion by Don Freeman
  • Doctor De Soto by William Steig
  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
  • Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
  • Elephant and Piggy series by Mo Willems
  • Go Away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberly
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Nana Upstairs Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
  • Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

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Hi Christine - those are awesome children's books
Take a peep at my page: http://gslis700.wikidot.com/suraya-jairam

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