Teacher's Favorite Things

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Patti Kamholz


Shop: 

Home Goods, Macy's

Restaurant:  

Brigantine, Miguel's, Luna Grill

Snack: 

Pretzels

Cookie: 

Oatmeal chocolate chip

Candy:  

Milk chocolate or Red Vines

Cake:  

Vanilla

Drink:  

Iced green tea

Coffee Drink:  

Hot soy vanilla latte

Allergies: 

Most flowers (except sunflowers and tulips)

Color:  

Turquoise, yellow, pink

Flower:  

Sunflowers and tulips

Scent: 

Citrus

Team:  

Padres

Hobby:  

Decorating

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:  

Smelly markers, crayons and stickers


Adriana McSweeny


Shop:  

Amazon

Restaurant: 

 Kappa Sushi, Panera, and Poway Sushi Lounge

Snack:  

Cookie:  

Chocolate chip

Candy:  

Milk Duds

Cake:  

Chocolate Nothing Bundt Cake

Drink:  

Water

Coffee Drink: 

Sweet cream cold brew

Allergies: 

None

Color:  

Teal

Flower:  

Gerber Daisy

Scent:  

Eucalyptus

Team:  

Teams my kids are playing for

Hobby:  

Cooking, working out and reading

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:  

Anything that helps my kiddos improve their fine motor skills

Cindy Vaithianathan

Shop:  

Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart, Nordstrom, Anthropologie

Restaurant: 

Poke Poke, any sushi, Urban Plates, Tender Greens

Snack:  

Non sweet plantain chips

Cookie:  

Soft sugar cookies

Candy:  

Dark chocolate with or without caramel

Cake:  

Any Nothing Bundt cakes, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Drink:  

Pressed juices, Water

Coffee Drink: 

Black coffee

Allergies: 

None

Color:  

Pink, green, turquoise

Flower:  

Gerber daisies and carnations

Scent:  

Vanilla, linen, grapefruit

Team:  

Teams my kids are playing for

Hobby:  

Walking, crafts, garage sale/thrift store shopping, making memories with family and friends

I collect: 

Any holiday decorations for my house or classroom

Classroom Supplies:  

Anything hands on for the TK students, smelly stickers, smelly crayons, smelly markers, smelly colored pencils

Kindergarten 

Ally Frinder


Shop:  

Target, Nordstrom, Nordstrom’s rack, Amazon, Vici

Restaurant:  

Cheesecake Factory, The Bellows, Chart House

Snack:  

Fruit snacks, potato chips

Cookie:  

Snickerdoodle

Candy:  

Haribo gummy bears, licorice

Cake:  

Red velvet

Drink:  

Wine, water

Coffee Drink:  

Black coffee

Allergies:  

None

Color:  

Blue

Flower:  

Sunflower

Scent:  

Gardenia

Team:  

Hobby:  

Reading

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:  

Laminating pouches, markers

Allie Kagel


Shop: 

 Target, Amazon

Restaurant:  

Craft Coast in Oceanside

Snack:  

Salty

Cookie:  

Red velvet

Candy:  

Kit Kat

Cake: 

Lemon

Drink:  

Wine

Coffee Drink:  

Cold brew

Allergies:  

Poppy seeds

Color:  

Yellow

Flower:  

Sunflower

Scent: 

 Jasmine

Team:  

Padres

Hobby:  

Gymnastics

I collect:  

Shells

Classroom Supplies:  

Mr. Sketch smelly markers

Marcy Kirovski

Shop:  

Nordstrom's. Anthropologie, Target

Restaurant:

Board and Brew, Chik-fil-A, Chipolte

Snack:

Cookie:

Chocolate Chip Macademia Nut, Lemon

Candy:

Twix, SourPatch

Cake: 

Lemon

Drink:

Water

Coffee Drink:

Iced Green Tea or black coffee

Allergies: 

Penicillin

Color:

Yellow

Flower:

Peony

Scent:

anything clean like fresh laundry

Team:

Poway High School

Hobby:

Working out

I collect: 

Heart shaped things

Classroom Supplies:

Elmer's Glue Sticks

Lauren Lazatin


Shop:  

Target, Amazon

Restaurant:  

Chick-Fil-A, BJs, Starbucks

Snack:  

Regular Lay's potato chips

Cookie:  

Chocolate chip

Candy:  

Sour Patch watermelon

Cake: 

Funfetti, vanilla

Drink:  

CapriSun Pacific Cooler

Coffee Drink:  

Allergies:  

None

Color:  

Blue, Purple

Flower:  

Peonies, dahlias but ANY REALLY

Scent:  

Florals

Team:  

Angels

Hobby:  

Snowboarding, Disneyland

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:  

Glue sticks or thin black expo markers

Jaleh Mohseni


Shop:  

Target

Restaurant:  

BJ's, Islands, Subway

Snack:  

Cheezits

Cookie:  

White chocolate chip

Candy:  

Twix

Cake:  

Ice cream cake

Drink:  

Coke Zero

Coffee Drink: 

Vanilla Latte

Allergies:   

None

Color: 

 Teal

Flower:  

Any

Scent:  

Jasmine, Rose

Team:  

Hobby:  

Polymer Clay and Resin jewelry making.

I collect:  

Cute classroom decorations.

Classroom Supplies:  

Dry Erase Markers and Scented Markers

First Grade

Mary Burnett


Shop:  

Marshalls, Macy's

Restaurant:  

Rubio's, Applebees, Chipotle

Snack:  

Cookie:  

Crumbl: peanut butter and chocolate

Candy:  

Butterfingers

Cake:  

Chocolate

Drink:  

Starbuck's iced passion tea

Coffee Drink:  

Vanilla latte

Allergies:   None

Color:  

Yellow

Flower:  

Iris, Rose

Scent:  

Team:  

Padres

Hobby:  

Hiking, music

I collect:  

Candles

Classroom Supplies:

White cardstock

Molly Rowe


Shop:  

Target, Amazon, Homegoods, Old Navy

Restaurant:  

Burger Bench, BJ's, Chili's, Chick-Fil-A, pizza

Snack:  

Popcorn, pretzels, chips, trail mix

Cookie:  

Chocolate Chip

Candy:   

Licorice, dark chocolate

Cake:  

Chocolate, but prefer brownies

Drink: 

 Iced tea, Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke

Coffee Drink:  

Iced/hot Mocha or iced/hot caramel macchiato

Allergies:  

None

Color:  

Blue

Flower:  

Sunflower

Scent:  

None

Team:  

Padres

Hobby:  

Reading, hiking, camping

I collect:   

Succulents

Classroom Supplies: 

Whiteboard markers, coloring books/games for kids, erasable pens/pens for grading

Misty Spencer


Shop:  

Target, Express

Restaurant:  

Brigantine, Cheesecake Factory

Snack:  

Pirate Booty, Skinny Pop

Cookie:  

Chocolate Chip

Candy:  

Reese's Pieces Cups

Cake: 

 Chocolate

Drink:  

Lemon Drop Martini , Mojitos, Stella Rose (Stella Rosso)

Coffee Drink:  

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Allergies:  

None

Color: 

 Pink

Flower:  

Orchids

Scent:  

Pumpkin, Honeycrip Apple, Melon scent

Team: 

Raiders (from the Bay Area)

Hobby:  

Beach, hiking, cooking

I collect:   

Rustic frames, candle holders, candles

Classroom Supplies:  

PaperMate Flair Felt Pens

Ashley Wirth


Shop:  

Target

Restaurant:  

Burger Bench

Snack:  

Popcorn

Cookie:  

Sugar Cookie

Candy:  

Take 5

Cake: 

 German Chocolate

Drink:  

Fizzy Flavored Water

Coffee Drink:  

Lattes

Allergies:  

None

Color: 

 Teal

Flower:  

Lily

Scent:  

Citrus

Team: 

Dallas Cowboys

Hobby:  

Running

I collect:   

Mickey and Minnie

Classroom Supplies:  

Mr. Sketch Markers, Baby Wipes

Second Grade

Julie Fernandez


Shop: 

Big Lots, CVS, Home Depot, and Lowe's

Restaurant: 

Fish House Vera Cruz, Olive Garden

Snack:

Gold Fish Crackers

Cookie: 

Oatmeal Raisin

Candy:

Snickers, Peanut Reese, and Mounds Coconut

Cake: 

Lemon

Drink: 

La Croix carbonated water

Coffee Drink: 

None

Allergies: 

None

Color:

Orange, gold, purple, green, and teal.

Flower:

All

Scent:

All

Team:

Hobby:

Power walking and going to the movie theaters.

I collect: 

Teapots

Classroom Supplies:

Kleenex and hand wipes

Noelle Hill


Shop:

Trader Joes, El Plantio and Finely Home

Restaurant:  

Hernandez Hideaway

Snack:

Cookie:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut & Peanut Butter

Candy:

Cake:

Chocolate

Drink:

Water

Coffee Drink: 

Vanilla Latte

Allergies: 

None

Color:  

Black

Flower:

I love any flower that is blooming!

Scent: 

Coconut

Team:

Padres

Hobby: 

Gardening and Reading

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:

Linnae Kezer


Shop:  

Loft, Amazon, Target, Macy's

Restaurant:  

California Pizza Kitchen

Snack:

Nuts

Cookie:  

Peanut butter

Candy:  

Sour straws

Cake:  

Vanilla

Drink:  

Sparkling water

Coffee Drink:  

Vanilla latte with Whipped cream

Allergies: 

Lemon, chocolate

Color:  

Teal blue

Flower:

Hydrangea

Scent: 

Sweet, fruity

Team:

Hobby:  

Scrapbooking, reading, travel

I collect: 

Snow globes

Classroom Supplies:  

Flair Papermate pens, colorful medium sized post-its

Jennifer Quis


Shop:  

Amazon, Target

Restaurant:

Chick-Fil-A,  Mexican

Snack:  

Smartfood Popcorn

Cookie:

Chocolate Chip

Candy:

Red Vines, Chocolate

Cake:

Chocolate

Drink:

Diet Coke

Coffee Drink:  

Green Tea Latte with Soy

Allergies: 

None

Color:  

Red

Flower:  

Any

Scent:

Lavender

Team:  

University of Arizona Wildcats

Hobby:  

Hiking, Shopping, Travel, Family Time

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:  

Personal Dry Erase Boards

SCSB TK-Second Grade

Sarah Jones


Shop:  

Target, Bath & Body Works, Hobby Lobby, Ross

Restaurant:

Cheesecake Factory, On the Border & Chipotle

Snack:

Salted pistachios

Cookie:

Snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, and any other cookie

Candy:

Chocolate

Cake:

Chocolate with Cool Whip Frosting

Drink:

Red Bull, Gatorade & Sweet Tea with Lemonade

Coffee Drink:

Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha or Mango Dragon Fruit Refresher

Allergies:

None

Color:

Teal or Aqua

Flower:

Roses, Amaryllis & all other flowers

Scent:

Champagne Toast

Hobby:

Hiking, outdoors, sewing, dancing & making crafts

Collect Anything:

Hugs & memories

Classroom Supplies:

Hands on crafts, activities, things to do as a class, sensory items, & new things to make or try


Third Grade

Kelly King


Shop:  

Target

Restaurant:  Cocina del Charro, Chick-Fil-A

Snack: 

Kirkland popcorn (anything salty)

Cookie:  

Chocolate Chip

Candy:  

Reese's pieces

Cake: 

Mint chocolate chip ice cream cake

Drink:  

Black-raspberry La Croix 

Coffee Drink:  

Chai Tea Latte (or PSL in Fall/ Peppermint Mocha in winter)

Allergies:   

None

Color: 

Blue

Flower:  

Peony

Scent:  

Christmas Tree or floral

Team:  

Padres

Hobby:  

Playing with my kids, being outdoors, camping, beach

I collect:  

Classroom Supplies:

Books, white board markers, regular markers

Kate Nichols


Shop:  

Loft, Title Nine, Lucky, Athleta

Restaurant:  

Cenote, Burger Bench, Taste of France, California Pizza Kitchen

Snack: 

Smoothie

Cookie: 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Candy:  

Dark chocolate with almonds

Cake:  

Dark chocolate

Drink:  

Sparkling Water

Coffee Drink:

Allergies: 

None

Color: 

Green, Blue, Purple

Flower:   

All, especially lillies and tulips

Scent: 

Lemon verbena

Team:

Hobby: 

Reading, hiking, gardening, dogs

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:

Kleenex

KerriAnn Ocampo


Shop:  

Amazon, Kohls, Target, Home Goods, Hobby Lobby

Restaurant:  

Din Tai Fung, Vintana, LoveBoat Sushi, BJ's Brewhouse, Karl Strauss

Snack:  

Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch Doritos

Cookie:  

Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Peanut Butter

Candy:  

Gummy Bears, Sour Patch Kids, Sour straws, dark chocolate

Cake:  

Nothing Bundt Cake (White Chocolate Raspberry), Cheesecake

Drink:  

Dr. Pepper, Coffee

Coffee Drink:  

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Iced, Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso or Iced Vanilla Coffee with Cream

Allergies:   None

Color:  

Lime Green, Pink

Flower:  

Lily

Scent:  

Lavender and Eucalyptus

Team:  

Padres, Chargers

Hobby:  

Camping, shopping and hiking

I collect:   

Classroom Supplies:  

Ziplock Bags (All Sizes), White Card stock, sheet protectors, soft kleenex, felt tip markers and White Pentel Hi-Polymer erasers

Mary Pew

Shop: 

Target, Nordstrom's 

Restaurant: 

Brigantine, Board n' Brew

Snack:

Popcorn, fresh fruit

Cookie:

Oatmeal raisin

Candy:

Something with nuts in it

Cake:

Spice, White

Drink: 

Kombucha

Coffee Drink:

Brewed coffee with vanilla and cream

Allergies:   None

Color:

Varies what it is for

Flower:

All

Scent:

Florals, clean smells

Team:

Hobby:

Sewing, crocheting, working out

I collect: 

Memories

Classroom Supplies:

Sticky notes

SCSB Third - Fifth Grade

Laura Redman


Shop:  

Target, Amazon

Restaurant: 

Wood Ranch, On the Border

Snack: 

Pretzels, Chex Mix

Cookie: 

Chocolate Chip

Candy: 

Any sour gummy

Cake:

Vanilla

Drink:

Iced tea

Coffee Drink:

Caramel macchiato

Allergies: 

None

Color: 

Red

Flower:

Daisy

Scent:

Ocean Breeze

Team:

Dodgers

Hobby:

Reading, shopping, hiking

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies: 

Fun pens, cute saying signs, organizational supplies

Fourth Grade

Genie Fitzsimmons

Shop:  

Target, TJ Maxx

Restaurant:

Burros n Fries, In-n-Out, Sushi, Felipe's

Snack: 

Beef Jerky

Cookie:

Oatmeal Raisin

Candy:

Peanut M&Ms

Cake:

Chocolate

Drink:  

Diet Coke

Coffee Drink: 

House coffee with half & half

Allergies: 

None

Color: 

Mustrad Yellow

Flower: 

Sunflowers

Scent:  

Lavender

Team:  

Chargers

Hobby:  

Gardening, traveling

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:  

Treasure box prizes, snacks: pretzels, Goldfish, Cheezits

Carole Livingston


Shop:  

Target, Amazon

Restaurant:

Starbucks, In-n-Out

Snack: 

Coffee

Cookie:

Candy:

Cake:

Drink:  

Diet Dr. Pepper, Dr. Pepper, Zero Sugar Cream Soda

Coffee Drink: 

Drip coffee with cream and sugar free vanilla

Allergies: 

None

Color: 

Green

Flower: 

Green plants

Scent:  

Volcano

Team:  

Padres

Hobby:  

Walking my bulldog

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:  

Flair pens

Chuck Nichols


Shop:  

Home Depot; Lucky

Restaurant: 

Cenote Grill, Burger Bench, A Delight of France Cafe

Snack:

Mixed nuts; pretzel mix

Cookie: 

Chocolate Chip

Candy: 

Twix

Cake:  

Chocolate

Drink:  

Water

Coffee Drink:  

Decaf Latte

Allergies:   

None

Color:  

Green

Flower:

Jasmine

Scent:  Fresh cut wood

Team:  

Hobby:  

Woodworking, bicycling, reading

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:

Kleenex

Diana Rogers


Shop:  

Target, Amazon, Buy Buy Baby

Restaurant:  

Chipotle, any Thai or Vegetarian restaurants

Snack:   

Cheetos, trail mix, chocolate

Cookie:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candy:  

Anything Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Cake:  

Chocolate

Drink:  

Iced Tea

Coffee Drink:  

Vanilla Latte

Allergies: 

None

Color:  

Hot Pink

Flower:  

Sunflower

Scent:  

Team:  

LA Dodgers

Hobby:  

Bike Riding, Hiking, Cooking

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:  

Flair Pens and Crayola Dry Erase Markers

Bryon Woodworth

Shop:

Dick's

Restaurant:

Chipotle, Rubios

Snack:

Cookie:

Chocolate chip

Candy:

Reese's

Cake:

Any

Drink: 

Coffee

Coffee Drink:

Any

Allergies: 

None

Color:

Blue

Flower:

Scent:

Coffee

Team:

Padres

Hobby:

Running/Hiking

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:

Fifth Grade

Tatiana Dearinger

Shop:

Nordstrom, Lululemon, Williams & Sonoma

Restaurant:

Starbucks

Snack:

Popcorn

Cookie:

Chocolate Chip

Candy:

Good quality dark chocolate

Cake:

Nothing Bundt Cake-white chocolate & raspberry

Drink:

Pinot noir

Allergies:

Lactose Intolerant

Color:

Brown


Howard Hollis

Restaurant:  

The Bellows in San Marcos

Color:  

Blue

Team:  

Padres, Jaguars

Hobby: 

Pickelball

I collect: 

Animals

Classroom Supplies:  

Essential oils: Spearmint, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Orange

Molly Kamari


Shop:  

Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target

Restaurant:  

Starbucks

Snack:  

Cookie:

Chocolate Chip, Oreos (Double Stuffed)

Candy:  

Sour straws, Lindt Milk Chocolate

Cake: 

Chocolate

Drink: 

Mango Dragon Fruit Lemonade (Starbucks)

Coffee Drink: 

Salted Caramel Cold Brew (add 5 pumps caramel and a splash of sweet cream)

Allergies:  

None

Color:  

Blue

Flower:  

Any

Scent: 

Fruity/Floral

Team:  

Dodgers, Lakers, Packers

Hobby: 

Traveling

I collect: 

Animals

Classroom Supplies:  

Colorful pens

Maureen Mittry


Shop:  

Nordstrom's, Macys, Target

Restaurant:

Fleming’s , On the Border

Snack: 

Cookies, peanut m&m’s, cheezits

Cookie: 

Almost every kind! Snickerdoodle

Candy:

Peanut m&m’s

Cake:

Nothing Bundt Cake - white chocolate and raspberry

Drink:

Red wine or iced watermelon water

Coffee Drink: 

White chocolate peppermint mocha

Allergies: 

None

Color: 

Purple

Flower:

Lil

Scent:

Jasmine, honeysuckle

Team:

Dodgers

Hobby:

Exercising

I collect: 

Shoes, handbags 

Classroom Supplies:

Colorful white board markers and post it’s

Hayley Valdez-Hollenbeck

Shop:  

Nordstrom's, Target

Restaurant:

Board and Brew, Yard House

Snack: 

Popcorn, Sun chips

Cookie: 

Chocolate Chip

Candy:

Reese's and Snickers

Cake:

Chocolate

Drink:

Diet Coke, Sugar Free Red Bull

Coffee Drink: 

Cold brew with almond milk and Stevia

Allergies: 

None

Color: 

Blue

Flower:

Daisies

Scent:

Vanilla

Team:

Broncos, Padres

Hobby:

Paddle boarding, reading

I collect: 

Classroom Supplies:

Flair pens, notebooks, small post-its