Saturday, February 5, 2011

Meet the Teacher

           One of my favorite blogs, The First Grade Parade, is hosting a Linky Party, and I had to get in on the action!  So here we go!

Hi everyone!  My name is Jena and I have been teaching for four years, all in first grade.  After this semester, I will have only three classes left until I have a Master's of Instructional Technology.   I am single and ready to mingle... Sort of :).  I have lots of family and friends who I love spending time with. I do not have pets.  I have four-legged children. Oh, and two-legged with two wings.

Henry- The most precious baby of all

Striker- The Big Ol' Baby



Now for the Q & A

Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?                                             
A: Vet school.  On the toughest of days I think, "I'm going to apply for vet school."  Then I remember I love teaching and don't really want to do anything else. 

Q: What are your hobbies?                                                                                    
A:  I love taking pictures, reading, making junk...I mean crafts, painting, and sewing.

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?                     
A:  A comedienne.  My goal was to be on Saturday Night Live.   
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?                                                              
 A: Coke, Popcorn, and Candy.  Those 3 things along with a season of the X-Files.... HAYYY!

Q: What is your biggest fear?!                                                                   
 A: Ok don't laugh.  I cannot go to the bathroom with the light off.  I'm always afraid that something is going to come up and grab me when I sit down.  HAHA!

Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?                               
 A: I like going anywhere.  I love learning about the history of the places I go.  New Orleans is probably one of my favorite and most unique places I've visited. 
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?                                                   
A: Do what you know is right and best for you.  Don't try to make everyone else happy.

Q: What do you value most in others?                                                                   
A:  I like people who are genuine.  They have no ulterior motives behind the things they say or do.  

Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?                                                                                                        
A:   My open mindedness... Haha.  I like to get to know people despite their race, religion, lifestyle, ect., before I form an opinion of them.  Like Dr. King said, "Judged by their content of character."

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?                                                                                                           
A: The writers of Glee.  I would ask them how they manage to make me laugh and cry in every single episode!

Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
I LOVE THE MOVIE STEEL MAGNOLIAS!  I have watched it so many times I can almost quote it from start to finish.  This past Christmas I got to go to the Festival of Lights that is in Natchitoches, Louisiana where Steel Magnolias was based and filmed.  It was a total dream come true!
The Eatenton House- Where Shelby got married

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  1. I did not know you wanted to be a comedian one day! That is really funny. I can see you on Saturday Night Live! Haha I learned something new about you today!

  2. So.. Sunday's big Glee episode!?!? So excited!! :)

  3. Nice to "meet" you too! We have so much in common, glee, SNL and the whole bathroom thing. I seriously I thought I was the only person with that phobia. HAHAHHAH! Love your blog. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Wait a sec, I just saw Mrs. Harris' post. GLEE on SUNDAY?!!! I had no idea...where have I been? Yes!!!! I feel like it's Christmas!