Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Introducing Cassie and A Giveaway!

Hello! I am the new addition to The Teaching Trio! I am so excited to be part of this great collaborative blog. This post is going to be all about me. If you want to know even more about any of us click the about us tab at the top to find out some more interesting facts about the little birds behind this blog! 

So... in case you haven't figured it out already, my name is Cassie. I started my blogging adventure at Funky in Fourth. Kristen and Juliet asked me a few weeks ago if I wanted to join them on this blog and OF COURSE I said YES! I started my blog/TpT adventure about a year and a half ago and I am loving the amazing friendships that I have made along the way. Joining this collaborative blog is just another example of the amazing friends I have met.

Here are some about me facts. I have been married to an amazing man for over 4 years. We have the "lovey dovey" type relationship that every girl dreams of. I honestly believe he completes me.
We have two lovely "fur children". They are our entire life right now. Frankie and Gracie have total rule of the house! Frankie is my little man and he often poses in pictures with his cray-cray momma. Gracie is a daddy's girl. She follows him EVERYWHERE and whines when he leaves. She is also known as the diva in the house. She loves photos and you will see that she loves to photo bomb when mommy is taking pictures!
We live in a small town in northern Minnesota. No sarcasm with the "small" town... we have one stoplight in our town!! I teach fourth grade at an elementary school that has about 600 students k-6. I teach at the same school that my husband attended. This is my second year teaching and I am loving every single minute of it. We live about an hour from where I grew up so we both have tons of family in the surrounding area. Family is extremely important to both of us. My parents have encouraged me my entire life to pursue my dreams. I wouldn't be where I was today, without them. I have an older sister and a younger brother. My big sis is a graphic designer! She has all of the artistic ability in the family. My little bro is a huge inspiration to me {you can read more about that on the about us page}. He is ten years younger than me and the things he does amazes me every day. I also have an amazing brother-in-law and some pretty great parents-in-law. I am so jealous of all of you that have nice weather mostly year round. Here, we have snow for about 5-6 months of the year, with lots and lots of snow from December-March. My poor puggies hate being cold! 
As far as my teaching career goes... it is a small one. I graduated in December of 2012 from the University of North Dakota with honors. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. We officially moved to my husband's hometown and I started subbing in the same district that I now teach in. I was hired as a fourth grade teacher in August of 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. After my first year, our school had a huge remodel project and we had to completely move out of the school. That was an experience I will never forget. This year I am teaching fourth grade again and I am thrilled. I seriously love this age and all of the content we teach. Here are a few photos of my "second home" from the beginning of the school year. 
That is where I spend a good chunk of my time. I usually get to the school early and leave late every day. But, I love every minute of it. My students this year are really excited to learn and that makes me excited to teach! Some other things I love to do is spend time with family, go horseback riding and watch sports. I am a huge sports fan. My husband coaches both football and basketball. So in addition to spending a ton of time at the school in my classroom, I spend a ton of time at the school in the gym! I love watching him out on the court! We are also HUGE hockey fans (go Wild), baseball fans (go Twins) and football fans (I'm a Giants fan and the hubs is a Vikings fan... cough ewww). 
This is about all there is to know about me. I am so excited about joining this blog and meeting so many new people!!

To celebrate my joining, we will be having a giveaway! Check out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to enter to win $10 to each of our TpT stores!

But, the celebrating isn't done yet! We will be having a sale in all of our TpT stores starting today through Thursday!! Go get some goodies for 15% off! I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and becoming a part of this blog! Oh and thank you for taking the time to read this LONG about me post!!


  1. So nice to read about you. I am a reading specialist working with K-6 so I come here to get ideas to use with some of my students. This is year 32 for me. I have taught 4th, 1st, and in the special education resource room. The bulk of my time has been in first grade. My kids live in Fargo and are big UND hockey fans and NDSU football fans. My son is a manager at Scheel's so he is definitely into sports! Good luck with your TPT and blogging. Liz from South Dakota

  2. I'm so excited that I'll get to read your posts here now, too, Cassie! Congratulations on your new venture!


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