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My Younger Years
Fun Facts
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What is Mrs. H's favorite color? 

I love the color teal because it reminds me of the ocean. 🌊

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Do you think Mrs. H have any pets? 

Yes, I do have pets! 

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How many years has Mrs. H been teaching at Route 66?

I have been teaching for 7 years! πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

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What state is Mrs. H from? 

I'm originally from Texas. I was born and went to elementary school in San Antonio. πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚

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What are some of Mrs. H's hobbies? (Can you name one think she does for fun?)

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I love to quilt - that's when you make blankets out of different fabrics. I also like to go hiking, go to the zoo, play with my nieces, and I love to read. I also like to play video games, watch murder mysteries from Great Britain, and hang out with my husband and my pets.

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What is Mrs. H's favorite food? 

Spaghetti is my favorite food - especially if it's cold. 🍝🍝🍝

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How many pets does Mrs. H have? 

I have 7 pets at home - 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 1 tortoise.

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What other grades, besides 4th grade, has Mrs. H taught? 

I used to teach 2nd grade, and my first year teaching I taught 3rd grade. 

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What other two states did Mrs. H live in? (She lived in one state for middle school and another state for high school and college.)

I moved to Denver, Colorado, for middle school. Then, I moved to Edgewood, New Mexico, and went to Moriarty High School. I moved to Portales, New Mexico, for college.

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Is Mrs. H an artist? 

Yes, I am. I like to paint pictures - especially animals. I've sold some of my works at craft fairs. 

300

What is Mrs. H's favorite animal? 

I love dolphins! 🐬 (I love all animals, really, but if I had to pick one, it would be those amazing ocean mammals!)

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Does Mrs. H have any kids? 

No, I don't have kids of my own. Each year that I teach, my students become like my kids. 

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True or False: Mrs. H gives lots of worksheets, because they're good practice. 

False. While we will do worksheets, it's very important to me that we do a lot of projects, readings, and art. I like to make learning fun!

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Where did Mrs. H work when she was in high school? 

I worked at Wildlife West in Edgewood. If you go to the Caboose there, my name is painted inside. 

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What genre(s) of books does Mrs. H like to read the most? 

I like murder mysteries. I'm on book 17 of a series called the Sneaky Pie Brown books - which is about a young woman who lives in the country and she solves mysteries with her three pets - her little Corgi dog, Tucker, and her two cats, Mrs. Murphy and Pewter. Can you guess why I like them so much? 

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What is Mrs. H's favorite place to visit when she travels? 

I love Hawaii; it's the best place I've ever visited. 🏝️

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What is Mrs. H's husband's name? 

My husband's name is Will, and we've been together for 10 years. 

400

Who are the other two teachers in the 4th grade? 

The other two teachers are Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Chavez (who taught 3rd grade last year). 

400

Mrs. H used to volunteer in different places. (Volunteer means that she worked there, but didn't get paid.) Where is one place she volunteered in Albuquerque? 

I used to a docent (a special volunteer) at the Albuquerque Zoo. I've been fortunate to meet a lot of the animals there. 

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All of my past students will tell you that I can get very cranky if I don't do something first thing every morning. What is that thing that I need to do? 

I need to drink my coffee! As the sign says, "First I drink the coffee, then I teach the things!" β˜•


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What is Mrs. H's favorite dinosaur? 

I love dinosaurs, but my favorite is the T-rex. πŸ¦–

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What is the name of at least ONE of Mrs. H's pets? (Can you guess just one?)

My dogs are named Harris, Willow, and Winston. My cats names are PigCat, Duchess, and Marmalade. My tortoise is called Franklin. 

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Before she became a teacher, what did Mrs. H want to do for a career? 

I wanted to become a zoologist. 

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Who did I live with for most of my childhood? 

I lived with my grandparents - my Meme (my grandma) and my Grandpa. My mom and my younger brother lived with us sometimes. I moved back in with my mom when I was 13. 

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What is Mrs. H most proud of? 

I'm proud of being a teacher. I was the first person in my family to go to college and get a degree. It was hard for me, and it took a lot of work - but I did it. I had a rough childhood, and what I want most is to make school a safe, happy place for all of my students. 

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