Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Meet The Teacher

Good Afternoon!

Because I have just started blogging, I thought there could be no better way to do this than to Link Up with a blog I have stalked for months now... The First Grade Parade! She is having a Linky Party and it seems so fun! 

A little about me...

My name is Kylie and I am a senior at Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) I am technically not a full fledged teacher, but am SO close I can hardly wait!! I am currently student teaching in a first grade class in a town next to Stillwater.  I have the greatest class, and the greatest mentor teacher! I am from Texas, but graduated from a school in Oklahoma.  I am excited to move back to Texas when I graduate and God willing get a job in the DFW area.  I am the middle of 5 kids and absolutely adore my family.  They are simply the best! My mom teaches 3rd grade and my oldest sister teaches 4th grade, so the teaching thing certainly runs in the family! 

Family this past Christmas 
(Front- Dad and Mom, Back- Me, Kristen, Austin, Karoline, Katie, and soon-to-be brother in law, Derek)

 Have I mentioned I have the GREATEST FRIENDS IN THE WORLD? I do.  They are simply the best!
(Claire, Maddie, Lauren, Laci, Kayla, Nicole, Stephanie, and I)

 The Q & A

Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?                                         
A:  Well, like many others, I have always known I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up! But if I couldn't be that, I think I would either want to be a librarian or a teacher in a Children's Hospital.
Q: What are your hobbies?                                                                                
A: Anything teacher? I also LOVE to bake, be with friends, and I am a new addict to this blogging world.                                                              
Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?                 
A:  I wanted to be a teacher! I would play school with anything that would (or wouldn't) listen to me. :)
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?                                                              
 A: Definitely the Bachelor, diet coke, ice cream, finding great deals on ANYTHING (I
LOVE to shop!) and probably most importantly, flying anywhere.  Traveling is definitely one of my passions! Q: What is your biggest fear?!                                                                   
 A: Most definitely tornadoes.  And this is NOT a good thing living smack-dab in the heart of tornado alley!
Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?                               
 A: This is a toss up between a few things.  In the summer, I love the mountains or the beach.  In the fall and winter, I love Disney World (really year-round actually).  I am planning a big trip to Europe in the summer of stay tuned! 
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?                                              
A:  "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, and with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" Phil 4:6.  Why worry when we know God has the greatest plan and knows EVERYTHING about our lives?
How cool is that??
Q: What do you value most in others?                                                               
A:  Honesty.  Whether it is honesty with others or honesty with yourself, this is a quality that is KEY for a great life!
Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?                                                                                                    
A: Seeing the glass half-full! I love to think that I can always find the good in a situation.    
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?                                                                                                           
A: Probably Natalie Grant--the Christian singer--because she is my absolute FAVORITE! I so admire her faith,and I am sure I could learn a lot from her! :)

Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
Every time I am home, I go to my mom's classroom.  Not only do I treasure the time I get to spend with her, I just CAN'T sit at home knowing there is fun going on at school! SO, since my freshman year of college, I have spent almost 700 hours volunteering in her room.  I truly will miss that when I have my own classroom, but can't wait for it either! :) 

Happy snow day number 2! I am hoping we will have another one tomorrow, because I know I will be the biggest scaredy-cat driving 20 minutes to my school.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


  1. We have a snow day today, too! Well, no snow, just -21 F and windy! Your blog is cute! I teach first grade and have a student teacher, too. I love her! Hope you enjoy the rest of your student teaching! Great to "meet" you. :)


  2. I taught at the same school as your sister last year. What a small world!

  3. You are darling!! Love it!! And your advice is my favorite!!!! Thanks for linking up!! Nice to "meet" you!!!

    Cara :)

  4. I just found your blog through Claire! I am student teaching right now and really start teaching next week. I am in 4th grade but 2nd grade is really my love! Can't wait to read all about your experience!

  5. ok... your blog is darling and so ARE YOU! it is my first year teaching and i am excited for you to get started! you are so close!