(Pssst: The questions for this super fun edition of Teacher Feature are courtesy of our adorable Kindergarteners!)
Kindergarteners: Are you Ms. Novak's sister?
Ms. Frieswyk: YES! Just kidding! No, we are not sisters, just friends.
Do you have any pets?
Yes. I have a dog named Oreo.
Do you have any kids?
George – 10 years old
Cora – 13 years old
What makes you really scared?
Squirrels – I know it is silly, but I just don’t like them.
What makes you really happy?
Being with kids! Kids have intrinsic joy that is contagious!
Do you have any allergies?
What do you do when you’re not in school?
I do my second job – being a mom! My kids keep me busy with their lives and activities. We like to go on bike rides and hikes together, skiing in the winter, and Movie and pizza on Fridays, and I also drive them around to where they need to be. I like to go to the gym, and after a year of taking a break for Covid because of restrictions, I am finally back. I also read every night before I go to bed.
Have you ever driven a Power Wheel?
I have not!
Have you ever been to Paris?
Have you ever been to Florida?
Yes. We have family there, so we go almost every year. I love the beach, it is my favorite place to be. I love the Florida Keys especially, the drive is so pretty.
Do you like to stay up late and watch movies and eat popcorn?
Sometimes, but more often than not I am in bed and asleep by 9:00. I wake up early usually, so ready for bed by then. BUT if there is a good show, sometimes I will binge watch. J
Do you like cold weather or hot weather?
Both! I love to ski in the winter with my family, but also love being outside in the warm weather to go swimming, walking, sitting on my deck, etc. That is why I like living in the Midwest, we get a little bit of everything.
What is your favorite sport?
I don’t watch any sports. I always root for the Tigers though because I grew up near Detroit and they were always on in my house.
Where do you like to go on vacation?
We go to MI a lot because that is where we are from. We love going to the beaches there and hiking. Every summer I go camping with my family, this summer we are going to go to Interlochen with our extended family for 4 days, it is so pretty up there!
What do you do after you go to the dentist?
I try to smile a lot to show off my pearly whites!
Have you ever seen a ghost?
No. I don’t believe in ghosts, but it is fun to pretend at Halloween time and to go through haunted trails and haunted houses.
Have you ever seen a skunk?
I have! We have a lot of skunks in my neighborhood and once a skunk walked right in front of me one night (It almost ran over my toes, it didn’t see me sitting there!) when I was sitting on my front porch.
Have you ever been sprayed by a skunk?
No, but my dog was sprayed by a skunk once and it took a really long time and lots of effort to get the smell out!
WOULD YOU RATHER…
Have a pet dinosaur or a pet dragon? Dragon
Be super strong or super fast? Fast
Get stuck in a room filled with spiders or snakes? Spiders
Live in a world made out of Legos or Cartoons? Legos
Eat a whole bottle of hot sauce or a fried cricket? Fried cricket (I have tried them!)
Live in a tree or a cave? Tree
Have a million dollars or a million pieces of candy? Definitely candy, as long as there is some dark chocolate thrown in there.
Have 5 cats or 5 dogs? Dogs (but only if it comes with a dog walker)
Be able to fly an airplane or drive a racecar? Airplane
Live inside Target or live inside Aldi? Target (I sort of already do – love that place!)
So much fun! Thank you for indulging our Kinder crew, Ms. Frieswyk!!! (And thank you for your creative questions, kiddos!)