Friday, September 18, 2009

Winners of Close Encounters of A Third Grade Kind by Phillip Done

I'm sorry for the delay. There were great responses - thank you so much for sharing your stories about your teachers. It made me remember the teachers that made school and learning interesting over the years.

Close Encounters of A Third Grade Kind by Phillip Done.

Belinda M - confirmed
Carol - confirmed
Aliya D. - confirmed
Simply Stacie
Andrea - confirmed

Belinda M. who said, "My absolute favorite teacher in elementary school was Ms Hudon. She was my grade 5 teacher as well as our french teacher. She was one tough lady but a fantastic teacher. I was lucky enough to keep in touch with her over the years until she passed away a couple of years back."

Carol who said, "My favorite teacher was Mrs. Buettener in second grade. She understood that I was bored and so came up with special projects--particularly centered around reading--to keep me engaged. And because she was such a talented teacher, I knew none of this at the time, only learning later from my mom."
Aliya D who said, "My favourite grade school teacher was by far Mrs. Forster in 2nd grade... She was phenomenal. I was a newly arrived immigrant child and she always gave me extra attention, made me feel included and provided me with extra help when I needed it. She was great and I still am in contact with her. She is what teachers should be."

Simply Stacie who said, "My favourite teacher was my grade 1 teacher, Mrs. Stoneman. She made an extra effort to help out the shy new girl (me!) and always made me feel special."

Andrea who said, "My favorite teacher was my high school history teacher. He really cared for all of his students and was very much interested in seeing us all succeed. He was the kind of teacher that you could go to for just about anything and everything, I still email him occasionally."
I wish that I could have picked more winners, there were many touching answers. Winners, please email me at gaby317nyc at gmail dot com with your mailing addresses by noon on Sunday. Thanks so much for participating, everyone. And a big thank you to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!

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