Friday, February 4, 2011

All about Me!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Kristen and I am a 4th grade teacher in Texas. I adore my students and I love coming up with new fun lessons to make learning exciting! I would love to share my lessons, fun class times, and love for learning with you all.

Today was our 4th snow day in a row... Texas weather is ridiculous! I have done everything from watching endless amounts of TV, cleaning our apartment, spending personal time reading my new book Radiant by Marian Jordan (so good!), and now I started a 'teacher blog'. Thank you to my sister Kylie and her BFF Claire for introducing me to the blogging world. Now, I have something to do.

I wanted to introduce you to my amazing family...

Some of my wonderful, beautiful friends,

And my adorable boyfriend, Matt,

Now let's Q&A....

Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?
A: I would totally be a principal. Actually I have my masters in educational management so that someday this dream may be a reality.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Hanging out with my wonderful friends, St. Ann's Catholic Church Teens, shopping, reading loving on my boyfriend

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: Well, it was a mixture between doctor, teacher, and flight attendant. I kind of wanted to be all three! Can I still do that?

Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A: WORLDWIDE TRAVELING!!! I love traveling. After spending time in Australia, I definitely have the travel bug.

Q: What is your biggest fear?!
A: Snakes... I hate them. Their slithering disgusting bodies make me shiver in my Banana Republic tan leather boots.

Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?
A: Anywhere out of the country.This summer I am going to be in a wedding in the Netherlands!

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: "Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile."— Mother Teresa

Q: What do you value most in others?
A: Integrity. I think this is the most important quality to have in a person.

Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?
A: My joy... I LOVE life. I try to live life as a reflection of God's glory.

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?
A: Mary. As the mother of Jesus and of all of us, I would love to just love on her.

Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
I am obsessed with anything Australia. After living there, it opened my eyes to just the world. I have tons of friends there and I was so blessed to have a student in my class this year from Melbourne. Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!

I also was on a safety video for American airlines DC-10 flights for 10 years... my claim to fame!

Until next time. Peace, Love, and teaching. 


  1. Yay! Another fourth grade teacher! Can't wait to read more about what you do in your classroom!

  2. Hey girl! I was checking out other teacher-bloggers on The First Grade Parade and I found a fellow OSU grad!! I'm so happy that you're excited and loving teaching! It was great getting to know you on here - adding to our time spent together in Stillwater. :) Glad things are going well and I can't wait to read about all the great things you're up to in your classroom! (Happy to know that Humphrey made it through the snow days as well!) -Jech