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Welcome! I’m Christina. If you love curling up with a good book, teaching elementary school, creating in the kitchen, or following Jesus, chances are you and I have something in common!

This blog mainly focuses on books, cultivating a reading life, and teaching. I’m an avid reader, and I have been teaching elementary school for almost six years now.

When I first started teaching, I wasn’t satisfied with how I was teaching reading. It didn’t seem that kids were catching my excitement about reading to the extent that I hoped for.

In the last couple of years, I’ve experimented with new strategies and approaches, and I’m excited to share with you what has worked for me and my students to help you, your students, or your kids learn to love to read too. Sprinkled in, you’ll find my reflections on life and faith, as well as some of my culinary and fitness adventures.

My greatest desire is that my words would be used to encourage you, to give you great ideas, and to remind you that you’re not the only one – in whatever circumstance you find yourself. I hope you come along!