About Us

IMG_2206Hello everyone!

My name is Jacquie and I am a middle school English Language Arts teacher. When I am not lesson planning or grading my never ending pile of papers, I love to travel, drink tea, watch TV, listen to music and of course read.

Some of my favourite things include: Leigh Bardugo (the woman could write about paint drying and I’d eat it up), space westerns, time travel, Skyrim, book inspired candles and Mets baseball.

I hope you all enjoy the blog! ❤

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My name is Gina and I am a Social Studies and technology teacher. I love to read, write, take pictures and just enjoy life! There are different things that I do besides teaching like: sports and working out. I also study astrology, and every now and then, sing and perform live.

This is my first time blogging so I am very excited to collaborate with Jacquie and Lindsay. I am ready and excited to learn about you all!

lindsay4Hey everyone,

I’m Lindsay and am so excited to be joining Jacquie and Gina here on Rattle the Stars!  I am a Elementary School Teacher and am passionate about children’s literacy.  Right now I’m teaching 2nd grade and am immersed in the world of rocks, dinosaurs, and pretty terrible jokes (and that was all before I started teaching)!

I am an avid traveller and nature lover and most of the time you will find me outside climbing trees, exploring mountains, swimming in rivers and admiring beaches.  I have two dogs, Mango and Oso, that join me on all of my crazy adventures.

I love all types of reading but am especially passionate about texts that promote social justice and discussion of hard topics for young readers.  Not only that, I just love a good book that puts as much thought and effort into the images it shares, as it does to the words.  As a teacher of young learners, I understand how much can be gained from reading the pictures.

I hope you’ll join me in exploring the world of children’s literature!