Friday, February 4, 2011

Meet The Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I just recently turned 26 big ones! This is my second year of teaching in first grade. I have LOVED every minute of it.

 I'm from the Seattle, WA area but my husband and I are living in Idaho while he finishes his bachelors in business. We were married in August of 2009 and are anxious to see where life takes us next! My husband is originally from California so hopefully we end up in WA or CALI. 

The thought of leaving my school I teach at now is a little depressing but hopefully I will find another great school.  

I have two younger sisters and a brother in law two adorably cute nephews who I miss so much!! The are picture below along with my amazing parents. This picture is missing my hubby :( 

The picture below is my nephews Nash & Kade in their matching pjs from Uncle Graig & Aunt Nicole :) You can tell they just woke up. LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!

This is the Ward family in St. George for Thanksgiving. I feel so blessed to have married into such an incredible family. 

My sisters Sheila & Breana I'm the oldest. 

Below is my parents dog Roxy I love and miss her so much she is part of the family.
Roxy is a Shiba Inu and has a funny personality.

Summer VACA with the Wards celebrating Jamies Graduation in Venice and a Cruise around the Greek Isles

Venice! Grand Rialto Bridge in the background from the balcony of our hotel. PS. I was super excited when I saw the book Olivia Goes to Venice was coming out I bought it the day it was out and read it to my class showing pictures of my family and I at all the places Olivia went. It was so fun to read!

I guess I should tell you a few more things about me. I love Target and I love their dollar spot for teachers. I could spend hours wondering around Target with a coke and some popcorn from their snack place. I love shopping, scrapbooking, and reading which I haven't had time for lately. I love going to the movies and watching movies at home with my hubby and friends. I'm a HUGE fan of games and card games. My new favorite that I got for Christmas is QWIRKLE.  I enjoy being in the sun which is making living in negative degree weather lately hard to bare. I enjoy going to the library and getting books for my students for each theme and looking around for books for myself. Currently I'm reading Because of Winn Dixie to my students they are loving it. We just finished reading the first book of The Boxcar Children which they loved as well. 

Now for the Q & A

Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?                                              
A:  I would be a "Mom". Which I will someday but for now I'm enjoying my teaching career. 

Q: What are your hobbies?                                                                                     
A:  Teaching! Reading, organizing, scrapbooking, shopping, gaming, and blogging!                                                               

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?                      
A:  I have wanted to be a teacher since I can remember. My dad built my sisters and I a play house in the backyard with a chalkboard in it and that was my school house. I would pretend play school and be the teacher for hours! Good thing I had two younger sisters to help be my students.
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?                                                                   
 A: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies, COKE but recently DR.Pepper as well, candy, Target shopping, gossip girl, the bachelor, and Nordstroms.  

Q: What is your biggest fear?!                                                                        
 A: Snakes, spiders, earthquakes, driving on bad roads...the list could go on.

Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?                                    
 A: Somewhere warm where you can lay in the sun. Hawaii or Palm Springs would be nice!
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?                                                   
A:  "Decisions determine your destiny" Thomas S. Monson

Q: What do you value most in others?                                                                    
A:  Honesty 

Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?                                                                                                         
A:  Caring, I would hope that they would be sensitive to others feelings and want to always make others feel happy. 

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?                                                                                                                
A:  My family & friends that are living far away from me!

Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
I broke my ankle during cheerleading practice two weeks before our competition!

Now it’s time for YOU to join the party!!!!  Here’s what you need to do:  Write a post titled “Meet The Teacher”.  Start with a brief “biography” and then copy & paste the Q&A {using your answers, of course!}  Copy the web address of your “Meet the Teacher” post and come back here & link up!  It would be GREAT if you could visit at least 3 other teachers…get to know a little bit about your fellow bloggers…and leave a comment!!!! Don't forget to grab a button when you link up!! 


  1. Thanks for sharing! Your blog is so cute! And I know what it is like to switch schools... nervewracking... but somehow it all works out! :-)

  2. so nice to meet you:)

    your wedding pics are gorgeous! ...this might sound crazy, but it totally looks like you got married in an lds temple... yes? no?

    if so, me too:)

    anyways, i teach first grade too!!

  3. I just love this :) I think I could have answered each question for you exactly as you did. Makes me miss you even more! :)