About The Teacher:
Mrs. Cristine Blake has always known that she wanted to be a teacher.
As a teenager and young adult she worked as a nanny for newborn triplet
girls, a five year old girl, and an eight year old boy. She worked
for that family for six years while going to college to be a
teacher. Mrs. Blake received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood
Development and a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education Pre-K-6. During
that time she worked in a nursery school, pre-first, and fifth grade
classrooms. Mrs. Blake has a Masters Degree in Special Education in order
to help her better understand the learning styles of all her students.
After being hired as a long-term substitute teacher for a year (oddly
enough in third grade), she was offered a permanent job at Fishkill
Plains. She was VERY excited to say the least! She taught third
grade for 17 years. Mrs. Blake joined the fourth grade team
for the 2016-2017 school year and it looking forward to another great year!
In her spare time, Mrs. Blake enjoys the outdoors (especially the
beach), reading fiction novels, and spending time with her three children.
Mrs. Blake is married to a wonderful man named Robert. Mr. and Mrs. Blake
have a six year old daughter, Ava Grace, who will be entering first grade in
the fall of 2018. Their four year old twins, Alivia Jane and Joseph James, will
continue preschool in September.
Fourth Grade is a wonderful age to teach, both challenging and
rewarding. The children learn a lot this year that will be carried with them
through their school career. Mrs. Blake is looking forward to an exciting year
with your children! See you in September!
Mission For The Class:
To learn as much as possible in a hands-on and creative learning environment
that stimulates educational and social interaction.