Saturday, March 31, 2012

Survey Says... Linky Party

There is a relatively new blogger over at 5th Grade Rocks, 5th Grade Rules who has organized her first Linky Party to become better acquainted with people in BlogLand. She invited me to link up and share a few details in her Survey Says... Linky. You're invited to join in too!

1.  Are you married, do you have a bf, or are you flying free as a single lady/man?
You can see the answer to this question and a retro picture by clicking right HERE and scrolling to the bottom of the post.

2.  Where did you grow up?
I lived in four states before I was six, but we finally settled in California, and I grew up in Orange County.

3.  Do you have any pets?  If so, what kind and what is his/her name?
I used to have one of those fish tanks as my screen saver.  That's as close as I have come to having a pet. Some days, I can barely take care of myself!

4. What is a favorite TV show you are embarrassed to admit to watching?
I've admitted this before, but I check into Hoarders now and then (but not the ones with sad animals).  As a multi-decade teacher, I have far too many books, materials, etc. That show makes  me want to get up and organize--and throw things away!

5.  Are you a saver or a spender?
I spend money on BOOKS. And paper. And office supplies. And more teaching materials. I don't buy much else (like clothes), but I have contributed mightily to the success of Starbucks.

6.  What is your favorite children's book?
Hmmmm. Tough one. It's probably a tie between Island of the Blue Dolphin, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and The Cay.

7.  Were you the class clown, teacher's pet, or neither?
I was a good student, but I was fairly reserved. I guess neither of those two titles would apply.

8.  Who is your favorite athletic team?
I'm always cheering for whatever team my students have asked me to come and watch.

9.  Where did you go on your last REALLY fun vacation?
I always love visiting my nieces in Washington. We enjoyed a fun road trip/camping adventure back from Washington to Southern California.

10.  Who is your favorite actor?  Actress?
I'll watch George Clooney in almost anything. I don't think I have a favorite actress.

11.  Tell about the last time you cried because you were happy.
A few weeks ago, I held my second round of parent-teacher-student conferences. I had 32 out of 33 families attend a conference. I was talking about how much one student had TRULY grown and changed and become a more successful student... and I just fell apart.

12.  What is your favorite season?
I love fall. September is one of my favorite months (I love the feeling of "newness" and that "do over" sense that I can do things better than the previous year...).  I love Thanksgiving too!

13.  What is your biggest regret?
My biggest regret is ongoing.  My life is hectic and busy. I rarely slow down enough to appreciate all that is wonderful and precious. I need to SLOW DOWN and enjoy the many people and experiences and blessings in my life each day.

14.  What food do you just NOT like at all?
Oh dear. I'm afraid this list is fairly lengthy.  I am a peculiar eater. And a picky eater. I don't like my food to touch. I only like four or five vegetables. I don't like things with cilantro or tarragon. Or dill. Or sage. Or curry. Or anything spicy. I think I may not like food with taste. My friend always tells me I only like beige food: bread, potatoes, chicken, cream puffs, cheesecake, etc. This is not completely true, however, since I LOVE coffee and chocolate (although vanilla would have fit in better with the beige theme!)


15. Who was your most memorable teacher, and why?
I adored my sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Moore. She made every child feel loved and appreciated. She got married the summer after we finished the school year... and she invited us all to her wedding! She gave me a chance to choose my own books and to LOVE reading. Although I have taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades, sixth is my favorite. I think that sentiment comes, in part, from my year with Mrs. Moore.

I bet Mimi would love it if you linked up to her survey too. 
Survey Says: Just click on her button to get back to 5th Grade Rocks, 5th Grade Rules.


  1. Hey Kim! Glad you chose to stick with the blog. It's nice to read some things about you!!!

    My Life as a Fifth Grade Teacher

  2. It was nice to learn a little about you... Thanks for always leaving sweet comments on my wall. :)

  3. You're hysterical! I literally laughed out loud and my hubby picked into my screen trying to figure out what was so funny!!! I TOTALLY second you on #5!!! Hope you're having a great weekend!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from...
    A Teacher's Treasure
    Teaching Treasures Shop

  4. I agree with Lindsey - what FUN to get to know more about you. Totally connect with the picky eater thing, the money on books thing, the Starbucks thing . . . I love that you're so transparent!!!


  5. Nice to learn a bit more about you. Thanks for sharing :)

    Teaching in Room 6

  6. Kim, are you headed to the OC meet-up?? I hope so!

  7. I loved the fish tank answer (made me lol) and the favorite team answer was sweet! :) Thanks for participating in my linky!


  8. ROTFL about your food aversions. Fall is my fave season too and I do love that every school year is a "do over", It has to be or some years we would never come back! :) Have a great week Kim.


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