Sunday, March 24, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Linky Party

Today I'm linking up with Flying into First for the first time for her Let's Get Acquainted Linky Party. This time we're playing the Noun Game and naming our favorite person, place, thing, and animal

1. Person: my mom
My favorite person in the whole world is my mom. I would not be where I am without her. She was a single parent and raised me to be a strong and independent woman. She sacrificed a lot for me and made sure I had many opportunities in my life. She is pictured below with my grandmother, who is my second favorite person in the world. This picture was taken last October at my granny's 90th birthday party. (Doesnt she look great!!)

I am very fortunate to have these two amazing women in my life.

2. Place: my house
My favorite place is my house. It is where I am most comfortable. I love coming home after a crazy day at work and enjoying the silence and solitude of my house. As an introvert, the solitude helps me refuel so that I'm ready for all the craziness of work the next day.

3. Things: sports and puzzles
I know I'm cheating here by naming two favorite things, but I couldn't pick one over the other. I love the competition and excitement of sports. (I'm watching the NCAA tourney right now.) And I love the calmness and reasoning of puzzles. I love all types of puzzles; word puzzles, number puzzles, and jigsaw puzzles. I actually glue and frame my puzzles and hang them in my house. Here is one of my favorite puzzles.

4. Animal: tarantula
Well to be honest I have never really had a favorite animal. I'm not really an animal person. So I'll take this opportunity to introduce you to Theresa. About 4 years ago I went to a science conference. One of the booths was selling tarantulas and scorpions. I decided to buy a tarantula for a class pet. I was teaching 3rd grade at the time and my scholars named her Theresa. I keep her at home now because our school building gets too cold for her.

Meet Theresa the Tarantula!

Don't forget to stop by Flying into First and join the linky party.


  1. oh the spider freaks me out!

    ENjoyed reading your "nouns though!"

    Hodges Herald

  2. Yowza! A tarantula! You are way braver than me! There is no way I could have one of those!!
    The Bomb-Diggity Classroom

  3. Not a fan of spiders, but glad you are! I found you through the linky party. I am a new follower.

  4. Hi Katrina,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are not too far from me. One of my childhood friends lives in Charlotte, which is one hour from Columbia, SC. You go head on with the tarantula thing!! I am your newest follower!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  5. OMG!You named her! I know teachers are fearless, but yikes! I guess as far as spiders go, she's cute!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  6. I love your puzzles. I have my students watch Monarch Butterflies grow and transform into Butterflies in my classroom each year. We have milkweed plants that grow in the ditches were I live and I bring those plants in with baby caterpillars. That puzzle you did would look wonderful in my classroom. I will have to look for one. Also, you are very brave to have a tarantula. I couldn't do it. I am your newest follower.
    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

  7. Oh my goodness I bet your students LOVED having her in your class! I am your newest follower :)

    Connecting the Dots: A Kindergarten Blog