About

I am an Elementary teacher in Vancouver, B.C. After teaching for 21 years in one school in the downtown east side of Vancouver, I have moved to a new school and a new grade. In September 2016, I will be teaching a Grade 4 & 5 class at a school very close to home.

I believe in celebrating learning and honouring students. Classroom communities are vital places full of important relationships, risks, mistakes and lots and lots of joy.

It is always a pleasure to share some of my classroom world and everything I learn from the students I teach.

I am also completely obsessed with children’s literature and love to share my reading life with my students, my colleagues and my reading community. Books make their way into almost every conversation that I have. There is always something that reminds me of a story, a character or a particular scene. Whether you have asked or not, I may suddenly exclaim as we are talking, “There’s a book for that!”

Because there always is . . . .

Happy reading!

Carrie Gelson

Carrie Gelson at There's a Book for That

Find me on Twitter: @CarrieGelson

Contact me via email at thereisabookforthatcg@gmail.com (I check this email about once a week) or send me a message on twitter (which I check daily).

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Carrie,
    I have been following your blog since the beginning of this school year (2013) and look forward to your weekly posts. Carrie, I am wondering if you have ever presented at reading conferences? I am hosting a reading conference April 2015 in Regina, Saskatchewan and I am putting out feelers to see who might be interested in hosting a session. Is this something you might be interested in?

    • Carrie would make an EXCELLENT presenter at your conference and would be able to offer wisdom, passion, humor and a wealth of knowledge about literacy, literature, technology – the list is endless! I HIGHLY recommend her!

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  3. Hi Carrie,
    I see above that I have nominated you previously for the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award. Obviously I am sure about that nomination!
    As I wish to let others know how much I enjoy reading your blog, I have re-nominated you (accidentally but obviously with intention) for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    You can check out the nomination in my post http://wp.me/p3O5Jj-k4 .
    Participation is your choice. If you wish to nominate bloggers who inspire you, the rules are provided there.
    Thanks for sharing so much wonderful content on your blog.
    Best wishes, Norah.

  4. As an ex-librarian turned primary teacher-in-training and picture book lover (phew!), I am very excited about the possibilities of using picture books in classrooms. Your blog is ace and has whet my appetite even further. Nice work!

  5. You, my friend, are a true problem solver…and I so very much am enjoying your response to a critical need in your classroom (not enjoying the situation mind you, enjoying the thought process you have shared with all of us here)…

    Thanks for an excellent modeling Carrie! So many great reasons to visit your blog…and this is just one of them! Glad to have found you!

  6. Hi Carrie. It’s Linda O’Reilly. It’s been a while. I am another fan of your blog and recommend it to all the teachers that I meet. I wondered if you would like me to share two wonderful bibliographies on the Core Competencies. I have picked them up in my travels across the province as I work with teachers on BC’s new curriculum.

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