About the Blogger

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Hi!  My name is Annette Burns.  I am a 5th grade Title 1 reading/writing teacher who loves teaching and reading middle grade reads.  I go by Czechgirl because my Czech heritage is so important to me.  Here is a photo of me in my Czech kroj when I was about 22 years old:

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Here are some other things about me.  My favorite music is classic country music and Czech polka music:

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My favorite foods are Czech foods called: klobase sandwich and kolaches:


My favorite Texas town is West, which is a Czech community:

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After receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, I went back to receive my Master’s degree in Reading Education.  I am certified as a Master Reading Teacher and a Reading Specialist along with my general education certification and ESL certification.