Favorite store: Sephora, Macy, Dillards, Ulta, Z Gallery and any store in the mall Favorite restaurant: Tio Javi, Texas Road House, Texas deBrazil, Chillis, any Hibachi Favorite color: Black, purple, red and any bright color!!!! Favorite snack: Dark Chocolate Favorite beverage: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino from Starbucks Favorite flower/plant: Orchids or Any Some of my hobbies are: Shopping, travel, Art, Scrapbooking Too Many: Mugs & Stuffed Animals Things I would LOVE for my classroom are: gIft certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers or School Aids
Favorite stores: Target, Trader Joe, World Market Favorite restaurant: Geisha Favorite color: Green Favorite snacks: Olives, Cheese Favorite beverage: Coffee, French wine Favorite Flower: Hydrangea Hobbies: Reading, Traveling and Riding a bike Too Many: candles, coffee mugs and soaps!!! Allergic: Nothing Some things I would LOVE for my classroom are: Gift Certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers or School Aids or Walmart
Jennifer Onorato, ELA
I am from Louisiana. I love working with the children and watching them grow and learn.
Favorite Stores: Trader Joe's, Cleggs, Local Owned Boutiques Favorite Gift Cards: Trader Joe's, Cleggs, Local Owned Boutiques Favorite Restaurants: City Pork, Superior Grill, Bin 77 Favorite Color: Black Favorite Snack: Fruit, Nuts, Chocolate Favorite Beverage: Coffee, Water, Tea Favorite Flower/Plant: Anything I can plant in my garden Hobbies: My hobbies are all over the place: gardening, fishing, restoring vintage goods Too Many:I have a lot of coffee mugs, soaps, lotions and perfumes Allergies: No Parent Help: Special projects, Class Parties, Out of school (tours of the area, dinner, etc) FLAIM Love: I love this wonderful eclectic community of teachers, parents, and students.
Lakendra Gayle, ELA
I have lived in Louisiana all of my young life, originally from Monroe, lived in Baton Rouge since 1999. This is my seventh year teaching. My entire teaching career has been here at BR FLAIM, the first 2 1/2 years were in Pre-K, the last four in Kindergarten.
Favorite store: Walmart, JCPenney, Bath and Body Works, Target Favorite restaurant: Yogurtland, Chick-fil-a, Joe's Crab Shack, Chili's Favorite gift cards: I love them ALL, but Yogurtland, Walmart, Bath and Body Works, Subway Favorite color: Orange Favorite snack: Chocolate (not fruit filled though) and nuts (not almonds) Favorite flower/plant: NONE. Really bad allergies Hobbies: Reading Too Much: Candles and mugs/water bottles Allergies: Grass, pollen Things I would LOVE for my classroom are: Books with read along CDs, and gift cards to Teachers Pay Teachers.
Min Zhang, Mandarin
I was raised in a highly populated city, Wuhan, China. At the same place, I had earned my bachelor degree in Economics from Huazhong Agricultural University. In 2004, I moved to Baton Rouge with my family and have remained here since. I have been teaching Chinese for over five years and started teaching the Mandarin Kindergarten class at BRFLAIM II in 2014. Besides teaching, I love traveling around, tasting different kinds of food and sometimes trying to make my own.
Favorite Stores: Target Favorite Gift Cards: Amazon Favorite Restaurants: Omi Favorite Color: Purple Favorite Snack: Cashews Favorite Flower/Plant: Lilies Hobbies: Clean up my house and watch movies Too Many:I have a lot a lot ......Mugs and lotions. Allergies: None Parents can Help: In the classroom, School Supplies, Class Parties FLAIM Love: Kids can learn different languages.
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Mercedes Bosque, Spanish
I am from Puerto de Mazarron, Murcia, España. I really enjoy being a teacher, because I feel I contribute in the society helping others. It is a pleasure be part of the student's life. It is amazing could share time with kids and teach them. I love knowing other cultures, and this year FLAIM gives me the opportunity to learn, at the same time I share mine.
Favorite store: Zara, Sephora, Dollar Tree, Barnes & Noble Favorite gift cards: Coffee House, Walmart, Sephora Favorite restaurants: The Chimes, Raising Canes, The Salad Shop Favorite color: Red Favorite snacks: Fruit, nuts and Reese's Favorite Beverages: Capuccino, Chai Latte Favorite flower/plant: I love them all Hobbies: Travel, movies, shopping, doing sport, I really love dance Too Much: Allergies: None Parent Help: Special projects, Planning field trips, School Supplies Classroom Needs: Learning and manipulative games for the students. Organizer for documents and papers. FLAIM Love: FLAIM means Family. Families really take care of the school, kids and teachers. They are involved and participative, something that I really admire and I am thankful. Also, it is exciting work in a multicultural environment and it give me the chance to practice other languages and grow as a professional.