**Happy New Year y’all!** Are you ready for the first, First Friday Giveaway of the new year? I sure hope so! This month’s giveaway prize includes an adorable plush (and perhaps magical) unicorn, a pack of unicorn and rainbow stickers, and an assortment of colorful markers, pencils, and highlighters that are sure to brighten a drab winter day. **To enter for a chance to win** this one-of-a-kind prize pack, **simply leave your answer** to the following question right here on the blog **before midnight on January 13th, 2019**.

**What is something your students **

**don’t know about you?**

This is going to be fun!

Diane

My students don’t know that I can read upside down 🙂

My students don’t know that I previously picked tobacco to make money for a trip from NC to OH.

My students don’t know I am ambidextrous.

Happy New Year to everyone – I just returned yesterday from our Christmas and vacation in Florida. My students don’t know that I am multilingual or that I play the French horn.

My students don’t know that I don’t eat nuts during the school year if I have a student allergic to them.

My students don’t know how much I love to shop. After teaching at the same school for so long I have taught most of the kids older sibs so the kids know a lot about me. My kids are friends with their parents so they even see me at social things. So my kids know me well. But shopping is my secret vice. Love love love going to Kohl’s

My students don’t know I grew up on a farm and love riding horses.

My students don’t know I am the one who provides the care packages.

My students do not know I have 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

I am going to Australia when the school year is over.

I started figure skating at age 7, and I taught skating before I moved to South Texas.

My students don’t know that I’m fascinated about dinosaurs more than they are.

They don’t know that I love water aerobics!

My students don’t know how much I hoard in our classroom! #teacherlife

My students don’t know that I am always shopping/searching for great books to read aloud to them as often as I can!

My students don’t know (yet) that I’m a new grandmother.

My students don’t know that after a couple of really tough months I was thinking about leaving. Today when one of the children told me I was the best during circle time and got up and hugged me, I knew I wasn’t going anywhere!

My students don’t know I have tattoos.

They don’t know I have a dog name Snarf????

They don’t know I have a dog name Snarf.

That I lose sleep worrying about them

My students don’t know that i have 4 tattoos (and 1-2 more to come)

How old I am…they like to guess!

My students don’t know that I broke both of my arms at the same time when I was younger.

My students dont know that I am almost deaf.

My students sometimes think that I live at the school!

So my answer would be that I live in a house!

My students are two and would love that unicorn! They don’t know I may be a bigger Disney fan then they are!

That I am a huge fan of fantasy, including Star Trek and Star Wars.

A lot since they’re 2 ????????

My students don’t know I’m a huge Mickey Mouse fan.

My students don’t know that I went to school where I’m teaching.

My Students don’t know that in high school I was the Lead singer in an all Girls’Band

My students don’t know that my 18 year old son is a lead singer in a garage band that plays all over Phoenix, AZ.

My student’s don’t know that I don’t live at school. No matter how many times I tell them, show them pictures of my house… they still believe I live at school. Where do I sleep? I ask them. In the library with pillow and owl blanket.

My students don’t know that one of my best friends lives in Australia. We met on my honeymoon 20 years ago.

My students don’t know that I suffer from migraine.

My students don’t know how much I really care about them and how much I do for them every single day during the school year… weekends and holidays included!!

My students don’t know that I am the one who moves items around in my classroom and makes “ the magic” happen. They think our classroom mascot-Pete the Cat, Zero the Hero, and other “friends” do it. It is fun watching their eyes light up as they wonder who did it! Imagination is a wonderful thing!

That I take an antidepressant so that I can continue to be there for them every day.

My students don’t know that I once drove a garbage truck for a job.

My students don’t know that I am consumed by wanting the very best education for them.

My students don’t know that I was an extra in a movie!

My students don’t know I work hard during non-school hours to make sure they have an excellent preschool experience!

My students don’t know that I was a Congressional page in Washington D.C. while I was in high school. I lived several months with other pages in an apartment building and worked 5 days a week and had the weekend free to visit all the great sights and museums in D.C. Plus, meeting all the famous people, including the President and leaders from around the world.

My student’s don’t know that one of my parents and I set up a blind date for her friend and my daughter. They are now married!

My students don’t know that I love gift cards to places to eat!

My students don’t know that I love to go to Zumba classes in my free time.

My tiny tots don’t know that much about me since they are all under 4 years old. But I know that they (and their caregivers) don’t know where I live.

That I am a book fanatic-I will hunt for good books on the computer and look at Goodwill and Salvation Army often to get some books for them, to put in their goody bags at the end of the year.

My Students don’t know that I have travelled by cruise to the Bahamas.

My students don’t know the reason why I am unable to swim and am kind of afraid to learn. I almost drowned when I was very little but my brother saved me by pulling me out of the pool by my hair. Yes everyone, learning to swim is on my bucket list!

My students don’t know about the chocolate I keep in my desk! 🙂

My students don’t know the countless hours and apps and books I use to teach them what they need to know! Nor do they know how much I pray for them!

They don’t know I love to go to concerts!

My students don’t know that I love watching movies and sometime be a couch potatoe ????????

They don’t know my age and how I spend my own money to get them stuff.

My family is from Capri,Italy & I was married there!

My kids don’t know how much time and money I spend making their pre k experience exciting and memorable

I once played an elderly gentleman so convincingly in a play (right down to the Florsheims) that my own parents didn’t recognize me! 🙂

My students don’t know that my desk is filled with treats, sometimes a teacher needs a little pick me up! ????

My students don’t know I have a sister or that I love to bake.

My students don’t know that I can say the alphabet backwards (without looking). ????

My students don’t know I can Tap dance!

My students don’t know how tired I am.

My students don’t know how imperfect I really am….even though I emphasis we ALL make mistakes – hence pencils with erasers – but they don’t see me that way…..

Love my kiddos!

That I gave up my very lucrative marketing operations career to teach. I sleep so much happier at night working with my students versus my friends in the conference room.

My students don’t know how much I love teaching them new things each week. I love it when I discover new facts about our weekly themes. We learn together!

My students do not know that I would rather spend money on supplies for our class or for taking PD classes to improve my teaching than to spend it on myself.

My students don’t know that I have a learning disability.

My students don’t know how proud I am when they do something on their own. Watching them grow and blossom is my favorite thing.

That my dog died over the Christmas break.

My kids don’t know that I love to play volleyball and was a drummer in High School.

My students don’t know how much I worry about them each night and weekend.

My students don’t know I can recite the alphabet backwards.

My students do not know that I know how to twirl the baton.

My students don’t know that I am in fact the desk fairy.

My students don’t know that when I get home, I take a nap everyday.

My students don’t know that everyday I look for different was to teach and enspire them so they are able to be successful.

My students don’t know, my age. They always guess 17. Lol

My students do not know that I am shy

My students don’t know that I love to play board games!

My students don’t know that when I was in college, I was in the Miss Ohio pageant.