Wednesday, June 4, 2014

7 Random Facts Activity

Today I am presenting a technology training session titled Blogging with Students.  One of the concepts we are discussing is Internet safety when you are blogging.  I read about this 7 Random Facts Activity in the book Making Connections with Blogging:  Authentic Learning for Today's Classroom by Lisa Parisi and Brian Crosby.  It is a great activity to help students learn about information that is appropriate for them to share online and information they should never share.  As part of the training,  we are creating our own '7 Random Facts' so we are ready with a model for the students.

Here are 7 random facts about me:
  1. I don't like venison.
  2. I have been to Canada once and Mexico twice.
  3. I like to cross-stitch.
  4. I went to 6 different grade schools.
  5. I was born on the first day of school.
  6. I love real Wisconsin cheese curds.
  7. I love the smell of a brand new book.
Please leave a comment with your 7 random facts.


  1. 1. I've never broken a bone or had surgery.
    2. My favorite thing to do is read.
    3. I've lived in one state for my entire life.
    4. I've never traveled overseas, but would love to.
    5. Horses are the only animal I like.
    6. My favorite movie is Casablanca.
    7. I hate summer and love snow.

  2. 1. Conquered arachnophobia
    2. Lost 4th Grade Spelling Bee to the word "quiche"
    3. Went on a cruise to the Bahamas last year!
    4. Was a "mom" this year!
    5. Would like to go on an Alaskan cruise.
    6. OCD about organization but my classroom is a disaster :/
    7. Forget passwords and login/usernames daily

  3. I am 50 years old. I like chocolate. I have traveled to many states. I am currently working at a mental health facility. My mom is 95. I have an older brother and an older sister. I drive a kia.

  4. 1. I like all animals... as long as they are outside!
    2. I even like/respect insects and bugs, never kill them.
    3. I love to travel.
    4. I love to sew and do needlework.
    5. I wanted to be an archaeologist.
    6. My step-grandmother was a school principal and my 1st and 2nd grade teacher! She let me help unpack supplies in the summer and I became addicted to the smell of new books!
    7. I have never been to a circus, nor do I particularly care to!

  5. 1. I broke my leg when I was 5 months old.
    2. I love to watch football.
    3. I love to travel.
    4. I prefer to wash dishes by hand and not use the dishwasher.
    5. I love the color orange!
    6. One of my favorite things to do is organize.
    7. Other than college, I've always lived in Larned.

  6. 1. I grew up in northwest Kansas on a farm. (I want to go back to the country)
    2. I am a newly wed.
    3. I love to read.
    4. I love animals, but dogs and horses are my favorite.
    5. I have 2 daughters (and gained a son-in-law)
    6. I love to organize (even thought of starting an organizational business)
    7. I love going to the lake.

  7. 1. I was born on New Year's Day.
    2. I have been parasailing, but I still don't know how I feel about it...
    3. I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
    4. I HATE CLOWNS!!
    5. I have taught for 23 years, I think.
    6. I love working outside in my yard.
    7. I love to clean, my house, my classroom, etc.

  8. 1. I've always loved horses.
    2. I have two young cats at my house.
    3. I have an antique parade saddle.
    4. I hate hominy (don't even know if I can spell it!)
    5. I love murder mystery books.
    6. I have a collection of old pharmacy bottles.
    7. I love to decorate houses.

  9. I love gardening.
    I want to visit New York City someday with my daughter.
    I love suba diving.
    My favorite animal is a horse. Love going on long rides.
    I do not know how to swim.
    I have been married 22 years.
    I have two grandchildren.

  10. 1. I have a new granddaughter - 4 Lbs. 10 oz.
    2. I love to hunt with my husband.
    3. Cooking from scratch is fun!
    4. I am an 8 to Great certified trainer
    5. Reading is one of the ways I relax
    6. I have judged a live insect collection.
    7. I love to cross stitch