Teacher Mystery Challenge 2.0 – Week 6

Last week was small turnout in voting where we only had 12 votes. It was a crazy week so I understand not finding time to vote.  Taking in 3 of the votes was Mrs. Dierickx who was the mystery teacher so congrats on being correct two weeks in a row. Here is next staff member. Hopefully we will have more votes this week. Overall record is now 2-2

  1. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid? My pony
  2. If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be? Never Give up
  3. Which is your wish that is not yet fulfilled? my PHD
  4. What really gives you the creeps? fingernails on the blackboard
  5. Why do women shave their armpits and men don’t? must have something to do with that “ape” connection or the cave man mentality.
  6. If you could be any male/female sports star, who would you be? Brittany Pozzi (Olympic Barrell Racer)
  7. If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, movies, people and foods would you take along? Chocolate, Stepmom, my Mom, Teach me to Dance in the Rain, More Chocolate
  8. What do sing in the shower, if you do sing? Don’t
  9. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? Bear
  10. What was the last concert you saw? Def Leopard
Last item is for you to provide at least three things about yourself that others may not know or clues you want to offer about who you are. This will help us with the voting of the mystery teacher. You could throw in a photo of yourself or whatever you feel.
1.      I had ringlets of curls on my head when I was little
2.      I had knee surgery when I was 15
3.      I grew up with less than 3 channels on the TV
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Teacher Mystery Challenge 2.0 – Week 5

The votes are in and you were once again correct. Mrs. Barnes was Teacher Mystery Week 4. Here is the next batch in the series.

1.      What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?
A Fischer Price cash register.
2.      If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be?
Expect the Unexpected
3.      Which is your wish that is not yet fulfilled?
Being rich. I am not holding my breath on this one but hey it is still a wish.
4.      What really gives you the creeps?
Well there is a long list: Snakes, the sound of a napkin tearing, bellybuttons, the idea that there are spies, and CLOWNS!!!
5.      Why do women shave their armpits and men don’t?
It is just the way it is. I guess we just follow what society says we should do. Personally, I am perfectly fine with the way it is. I couldn’t stand t not shave!
6.      If you could be any male/female sports star, who would you be?
Kristi Yamaguchi- I idolized her when I was little, probably because I can hardly even stand up on ice skates but think it would be fun to be good at it.
7.      If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, movies, people and foods would you take along?
Books: some kind of a survival guide, 4 other really long books that I haven’t read yet. I want them to be long to take up more time and I want to make sure it keeps my interest so best that it be something that I haven’t read yet.
Movie: What is the point? There is probably nothing to watch it on.
People: My husband, mom, dad, sister, and someone that is really into nature and can help us survive
Food: Fruit (You can take the seeds and plant them and hopefully get more fruit), water (if that counts as a food), high carb bread, cashews, and Frosted Flakes
8.      What do sing in the shower, if you do sing?
Nope
9.      Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
Neither!! But I guess a bear I have heard of people playing dead and then the bear leaves them alone. So, maybe I could survive that.
10.  What was the last concert you saw?
Rascal Flats
Last item is for you to provide at least three things about yourself that others may not know or clues you want to offer about who you are. This will help us with the voting of the mystery teacher. You could throw in a photo of yourself or whatever you feel.
I was Cy, Iowa State’s mascot, one day
I absolutely cannot stand the taste of anything that is peach flavored. I love peaches but hate peach flavored things!
I put ketchup in my Mac and Cheese
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Teacher Mystery Challenge 2.0 – Week 4

Here is the latest and greatest mystery teacher. Do you still need to know the answer from last week? Go ahead and watch the video posted on Sunday for the answer. Don’t forget to vote for this week. We need over a 100 votes again. Your new record is 1-2. Can you get to .500 winning percentage this week?

  1. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid? A baby doll I called “Born-Baby” since she looked realistic
  2. If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be? No movie—a comedy series on tv called Life is funny
  3. Which is your wish that is not yet fulfilled? Tour Europe
  4. What really gives you the creeps? Scary movies and “True Blood”–Gross
  5. Why do women shave their armpits and men don’t? Men like to be smelly
  6. If you could be any male/female sports star, who would you be?  Sports?  Who follows sports?
  7. If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, movies, people and foods would you take along?
  8. What do sing in the shower, if you do sing? I sing in the shower, in the halls, in the classroom—anything and anywhere
  9. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? I hate camping so it isn’t a problem
  10. What was the last concert you saw? Eagles—they put on a good show even though they are old
Last item is for you to provide at least three things about yourself that others may not know or clues you want to offer about who you are. This will help us with the voting of the mystery teacher. You could throw in a photo of yourself or whatever you feel.
Thanks again for joining in the Teacher Mystery Challenge 2.0
1)      I was locked inside my frozen car and couldn’t get out
2)      I didn’t have a cell phone until I was 30
3)      I met Muhammad Ali while working at an ice cream store
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Teacher Mystery Challenge 2.0 – Week 3

Here is the next mysterious teacher. Please get this one right because you are now 0-2. Time to get back on the winning side!

  1. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid? Crazy Car – it was round with two wheels and would spin and go in all directions
  1. Which is your wish that is not yet fulfilled? To go to a Cardinals and/or Spurs Championship game.
  1. What really gives you the creeps? When people pick their nose and eat it.
  1. Why do women shave their armpits and men don’t? Women have better etiquette and are smarter than men. To save on deodorant and reduce stench.
  1. If you could be any male/female sports star, who would you be? Albert Pujos
  1. If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, movies, people and foods would you take along? Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, Harry Potter series, books by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Gordon Korman, and Mary Downing Hahn. I would take Coke Zero, water, and Clif bars. I would take my dogs, kids, and spouse.
  1. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? Neither, but I had to choose it would be a bear since I’m allergic to bees.
  1. What was the last concert you saw? My daughter’s All-State Band Concert and professional concert would be Quad-City Symphony Pops on the Riverfront. Sorry, I spend my money on skiing and sports!
Last item is for you to provide at least three things about yourself that others may not know or clues you want to offer about who you are. This will help us with the voting of the mystery teacher. You could throw in a photo of yourself or whatever you feel.
  • I hate big bugs even thought I like to camp and be outdoors.
  • I didn’t learn how to snow ski until I was an adult and now I am obsessed.
  • I love to read books, but I seldom read the newspaper other than the sports page. My spouse on the other hand reads at least two newspapers a day and seldom reads books.
  • I had Mr. Hernandez and Mr. Uhde as students when they were in 8th grade at BMS. I know I’m OLD!
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Teacher Mystery Challenge 2.0 – Week 2

Here is the next batch of questions for the Teacher Mystery Challenge 2.0

I will have a video posted tomorrow that will discuss the voting results of week 1 and the correct answer.

Don’t forget to also add your favorite books read this year in 2010 to the poll over in the sidebar.

Here is the next teacher. Voting is open until next Sunday at midnight.

1. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid? Easy Bake Oven
2. If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be? Kickin’ Around the World
3. What really gives you the creeps? Walking around outside after dark
4. Why do women shave their armpits and men don’t?
5. If you could be any male/female sports star, who would you be?
6. If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, movies, people and foods would you take along? My husband, three children and Survivorman- chocolate, steak, potatoes, water, and chicken- any 5 movies to keep my kids entertained- Not sure about books, I’d have to look at Mr. Maurer’s blog for suggestions!
7. What do sing in the shower, if you do sing? Any song that I have recently heard that gets stuck in my head
8. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? Hmm.. Neither!
9. What was the last concert you saw? Musical- Billy Joel’s Movin Out

Other random fact- I won the “Big Mouth” contest in our 1st grade Olympics, which is somewhat ironic because I consider myself to be a pretty quiet person.

My sister and I raised ducks one summer to buy a 9” black and white t.v. for our room.

I thought my parents were the meanest parents ever when I was the only girl in 6th grade who did not have a Cabbage Patch doll.

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Teacher Mystery Challenge 2.0 – Week 1

We held this little challenge last year where I submitted some random questions out to the staff and the ones that took the time to complete the questions I posted here on the blog. I would post a new mystery teacher each week and students and staff had the chance to read the clues and vote for who they thought the teacher was for that week. I am hosting this little challenge again this year. I have sent new questions out for everyone to answer and here are the questions I had them answer.

  1. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?
  2. If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be?
  3. Which is your wish that is not yet fulfilled?
  4. What really gives you the creeps?
  5. Why do women shave their armpits and men don’t?
  6. If you could be any male/female sports star, who would you be?
  7. If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, movies, people and foods would you take along?
  8. What do sing in the shower, if you do sing?
  9. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
  10. What was the last concert you saw?
Last item is for you to provide at least three things about yourself that others may not know or clues you want to offer about who you are. This will help us with the voting of the mystery teacher. You could throw in a photo of yourself or whatever you feel. 
Here is the first contestant on the Teacher Mystery Challenge 2.0. Read the answers, maybe go out and ask some questions to the teacher(s) that you think this could possibly be and then vote over in the sidebar. Next week, I will announce the correct answer to see if you were correct and post another round of questions. Good luck!
  1. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid? When I was a kid I was very excited to get an ATARI video game system.  Pacman was new at that time and I was very good at it.  I remember scoring so many points that the score started back at zero again.  I also enjoyed playing the football game on it.  That game had only 3 men who were all in a row and they chased the ball around the screen.  The graphics were definitely not like today’s games.
  2. If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be?  My title would be – “An education is the magic carpet that can take you anywhere.”  My sisters and I were the first generation in my family to earn a college degree.  Those degrees have helped to shape our lives for the better.
  3. Which is your wish that is not yet fulfilled?  I have always wanted to visit Australia.  There are so many interesting and unique animals there and I would love to see the Australian Outback.
  4. What really gives you the creeps? I am someone who always sees the good in other people.  It gives me the creeps to know that there are so many people in the world who are willing to harm others; especially children.
  5. Why do women shave their armpits and men don’t?  Well, have you ever watched monkeys at the zoo?  Men have and think that it is cool for women to check them for ticks.  Women think men are stupid!!!
  6. If you could be any male/female sports star, who would you be?  I am a big Donald Driver fan.  He is a receiver for the Green Bay Packers.  In college Donald promised his mother he was going to give her a better life and has.  He is a blue collar type player.  He doesn’t need the fans to notice him yet he does whatever it takes to help his team to win. 
  7. If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, movies, people and foods would you take along? I would want to bring the Professor with me off of Gilligans Island because he is so good at inventing things.  He was always so close to getting everyone rescued and now with experience I am sure he could accomplish the feat this time around.  I also would want to bring the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High because I can watch that over and over again but I never get tired of it.  I would bring a fishing pole.  I might not catch anything but I could always send a fish tale message in a bottle about the one that got away.  I would also have to bring my sunglasses because you never know when a talent scout may come along looking to create a Reenactment of Tom Cruises Risky Business.  You have to always be ready.  Finally, I would bring along my Spanish textbook from College.  Not because I would want to read it I might just need to start a fire and I did not get a good grade in this class.
  8. What do sing in the shower, if you do sing?  I do not sing in the shower.  I do however love to sing in my truck when my daughters are with me.  Whenever I drive by a group of their friends I roll down the window and start to sign “Skydiving” as loud as I can.  Believe me – my girls love it!!!
  9. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?  I would rather be attacked by a Bear because I would first paint a white line around me and I know that I have never seen a “Chicago Area Bear” cross a white line at any time.
  10. What was the last concert you saw?  I haven’t seen many concerts lately but I do go to Disney on Ice every year with my family.  We take my children’s Great Grandparents and Grandparents along and have a really special time every year. 
Last item is for you to provide at least three things about yourself that others may not know or clues you want to offer about who you are. This will help us with the voting of the mystery teacher. You could throw in a photo of yourself or whatever you feel.
I had 7 brothers and sisters.  Our mother died at the age of 37 leaving children from the age of 16 – 6.
I graduated high school and college with Mrs. Fausts’ sister.  She was younger than Mrs. Faust.  I earned my masters while attending school with Mrs. Reid. 
I had two dates for prom at the same time when I was a junior in high school – until they found out about each other!!!!

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Teacher Mystery Challenge #17

The challenge from last week was indeed Mrs. Sones. She received 5 of the whopping 8 votes last week. We have a few teachers left so enjoy them while we have them. Here is the next contestant. This person did not leave the questions, but if you have done this enough you probably remember the questions. I’m too lazy to retype them all.

1. Fruit punch
2. I like them-especially the ones from Kwik Trip that have been there all day!
3. Elf
4. Pepsi
5. Yes-20
6. Gardening
7. Ann
8. Conferences, pumpkin muffin and my morning meeting
9. Being ready for conferences
10. Something is about to happen…
11. Australia
12. Yes, sock monkey slippers
13. Brown
14. Yes, I can whistle.
15. Blue
16. No
17. Sound of Madness
18. A quarter
19. Legos
20. Starbursts
21. Iowa Hawkeyes
22. Many things some for fun, some for work-Three Cups of Tea, Janet Evanovich’s Book #14, Crisis in the Middle
23. A picture book called Old Black Fly
24. Tom Brokaw-He seems like he would be easy to talk to and I would love to hear about all the places he has been and all the people he has met.
25. Left over pizza
26. I coached gymnastics for 15 years
27. House cat
28. If you could pick one chore that you would never have to do again what would it be? Changing the litter box

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Teacher Mystery Challenge #16

I did not post a challenge last week as I wanted your defeat to sting a little. You were wrong on the last mystery challenge. Challenge #15 was Mrs. Gilmore. Nice try though. Here is another one. Get your votes in.

1. What flavor of Kool Aid was your favorite? berry
2. What do you think of hot dogs? only will eat cheese dogs roasted over a fire
3. Favorite Holiday movie or tv special? It’s a Wonderful life
4. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? oj
5. Can you do push ups? If yes, how many? yes, 15-20
6. Favorite hobby? My family
7. Middle name? Diane
8. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? OMG! LOL! Is it Fri. yet
9. Current worry? money
10. Dum da dum dummmm what is that? IDK
11. Where would you like to go? Australia
12. Do you own slippers? yes
13. What color shirt are you wearing right now? pink
14. Can you whistle? sorta
15. Favorite color? purple
16. Would you be a pirate? no
17. What was the last song that was stuck in your head? The Friday song
18. What’s in your pocket right now? No pockets
19. Best toy as a child? My bike
20. What is your favorite candy? chocolate
21. Favorite Sports Team? Vikings
22. What are you currently reading? For Better or ForWorse
23. What is your favorite book of all time? Codependent no more
24. If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be and why? My grandpa, he died when my Dad was 11 and I would like to have known him
25. What would we find in your refrigerator right now? leftovers
26. What is one fact that students would not know about you prior to asking this question? I have been in education for 27 years
27. If you were an animal/a can of soup/some other random object, which one would you be? A dog

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Teacher Mystery Challenge

You were correct again last week with choosing Mrs. Dierickx. You are on fire. Here is the next dose.
  1. What flavor of Kool Aid was your favorite? grape

  2. What do you think of hot dogs? They’re ok, if they are grilled

  3. Favorite Holiday movie or tv special? Elf

  4. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? milk

  5. Can you do push ups? Is yes, how many? Yes. Depends on the day

  6. Favorite hobby? singing

  7. Middle name? Dawn

  8. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? Tired, overwhelmed, happy

  9. Current worry? I can’t get caught up from being sick!

  10. Dum da dum dummmm what is that? The suspense music for old mysteries.

  11. Where would you like to go? Back to Australia

  12. Do you own slippers? yes

  13. What color shirt are you wearing right now? Hot pink

  14. Can you whistle? yes

  15. Favorite color? pink

  16. Would you be a pirate? nope

  17. What was the last song that was stuck in your head? “I gotta feelin’” Black Eyed Peas

  18. What’s in your pocket right now? nothing

  19. Best toy as a child? Tinker toys

  20. What is your favorite candy? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

  21. Favorite Sports Team? I don’t have a favorite team. I just love watching football and baseball.

  22. What are you currently reading? Parenting magazine

  23. What is your favorite book of all time? Tie– Dragon Tears & Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz

  24. If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be and why? Walt Disney, I think he had an amazing mind and was super creative…I’d love to talk to him about how it all started and if he ever thought it would turn into this!

  25. What would we find in your refrigerator right now? Not much…water, milk, broccoli, carrots, cheese, and condiments

  26. What is one fact that students would not know about you prior to asking this question? I was in marching band, concert band, jazz band, choir, musicals, and drama in high school.

  27. If you were an animal/a can of soup/some other random object, which one would you be? I would be an eagle. . . so I could soar all over and rest high in the trees.

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