7 Random Facts About Ms. Smith

Leave nothing to chance!

On a couple of blogs we’ve visited (most recently Mrs. Markwart’s Grade 6-7 class and Mr. Crosby’s Grade 6 class), we’ve seen references to a post project called 7 Random Facts.

Hayden looked up the meaning of random for us: it means lacking a plan or depending on chance. But in blogging it’s not wise to rely on chance in keeping your identity safe. Take a look at my random facts below. In combination, they tell a lot about my life, but those facts don’t identify who I am, precisely where I live, when and where I do activities, or give that information about my friends or family.

So here are my 7 Random Facts:

  1. I am the eldest daughter of an eldest daughter of an eldest daughter (and my only daughter is also the eldest!)
  2. I am learning Tai Chi and how to drum on a djembe.
  3. I have sailed around the world in a tall ship.
  4. I didn’t have any pets as a child, but now we have a dog named Luke.
  5. My favourite place in the world is Fernando de Noronha, an island off Brazil.
  6. I repeated Grade One, and didn’t learn to read until Grade Three.
  7. I can say “Your baby is beautiful!” in Swahili.

Your task:

Write your own 7 Random Facts. As you write your own, think about covering a broad range of facts that your close friends and family would know about, but that don’t give away too much about you.You are writing a quality post, so as usual, proofread and get a second pair of eyes to review your work.


After you have written and posted yours, visit and comment on the 7 Random Facts of other Division 16 bloggers (notice surprises and connections), then visit the blogs linked above–I bet you’ll find other bloggers whose random facts are similar to your own!

Image: Seven about to happen three different ways by fd  Creative Commons license


  1. Hi Jan,
    I have been perusing your great website for ideas in setting up a blogsite for my Year 3 class this year. As my class are quite young, I probably won’t have them blogging, but want to display their work and communicate with parents on the site. I commenced my site last year with a Year 4 class.
    Thanks for your inspirational site!

    1. Hi Mary, may I suggest you connect with my colleagues Cathy Bulger at Climb High! and Pam Twin at Our Forest? Both have excellent blogs–I think your students are the same age and might find a lot in common. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You are the oldest you are so lucky.I am in the very middle of the kids in my family.Oh my gosh you have sailed around the world cool.


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