Thursday, August 8, 2013

Blogging Besties and a Liebster Award!!!!

Hi, This is Tina and Lisa blogging together for the first time.  We have some exciting news.  We were nominated for the Liebster Award.  Thank you Lindsey from The Journey Of A Beginning Teacher for nominating us. 
The Liebster Award is for new bloggers that have less than 200 followers.  That's Us!!!  The rules:
1.  Link back to the person who nominated you. Check out Lindsey's blog at
2.  Answer the questions from your nominator.
            1.  If you weren't a teacher, what career would you have?
                 Tina- a volunteer at the Humane Society      
                 Lisa- A volunteer at a children's hospital.
            2.  Who was your favorite teacher?
                 Tina- My sixth grade teacher Mr. McCabe.  I was in love with him even though he was like
                 in his late 50s. He was the coolest and most innovative teacher at that time.
                 Lisa- My college professor, Mrs. Kiska.  In children's literature she would read aloud to us
                 everyday. She emphasized loving children and loving books.
            3.  Share a tip for newbie teachers.
                 Tina-There are times you will need to chuck a lesson plan because it is not working.
                 Don't feel you failed- try another approach.
                 Lisa- Make sure you laugh everyday with your students.
            4.  Cats or dogs?
                 Tina- Love them both but I only have dogs right now.
                 Lisa- Dogs
            5.  What is your favorite board game?
                 Tina- Settlers of Catan
                 Lisa- Sorry!
            6.  What is your fondest memory of your teaching career?
                 We both think that there are so many that it is too hard to choose just one.
                 Memories are made daily when you are teaching in the classroom and out of the
                 classroom with coworkers!
           7.  Why did you start a blog?
                Tina- Lisa made me.  But now she inspires me to continue.
                Lisa-I have enjoyed blog stalking for the last two years.  I have been inspired by so many
            8. What is your favorite school supply?
                 Tina- Markers- I whip them out for EVERYTHING!
                 Lisa- Sticky notes.  You can never have too many =)
            9.  Besides your current grade, what other grade would you want to teach?
                 Tina- Second    
                 Lisa- First but I have to be next door to Tina so maybe second.
          10.  What is your favorite school related PINTEREST pin?
                 Tina- Anything dealing with taking photos in the classroom.
                 Lisa- Anything that related to teacher humor.  I love me some Ryan Gosling.

3.  Share 11 Random Facts about yourself.
             1.  Tina is afraid of birds.
             2.  Lisa has the humor of an 8 year old.
             3.  Tina is an identical twin.  Her twin is also a teacher.
             4.  Lisa is an 80s chick.  Enough said!
             5.  Tina is infatuated with Shamar Moore from Criminal Minds.
             6.  Lisa is infatuated with Keanu Reeves.
             7.  Tina absolutely adores her family.
             8.  Lisa absolutely adores Tina's family as well as her own.
             9.  Tina and Lisa are huge Dallas Cowboy fans.
            10.  Lisa always has dancing and singing fever.
            11.  Tina cries a lot.  When she's happy, sad, angry or frustrated.

4.  Nominate 5 or more blogs with less than 200 followers.  We are so new to this that we don't know how many followers each blogger has.  So we hope this will do.
             1.  The Pinspired Teacher
             2.  The Polka Dotted Teacher
             3.  Teacher Trap
             4.  Two Friends in First
             5.  Whole Brain Teaching in the Ladybug Club
             6. Second Grade Serenade 

5.  Pose questions for your nominees.
             1.  Tell us about an embarrassing moment in the classroom.
             2.  What is your favorite drink?
             3.  How did you come up with your blog name?
             4.  How many students is your ideal number?
             5.  If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
             6.  What is your favorite dance move?
             7.  What kind of music do you enjoy?
             8.  What is your favorite thing about teaching kids?
             9.  If you were a super hero, who would you be?
            10.  What is your favorite subject to teach?

Thanks, Lindsey for the nomination.  We enjoyed answering and posing the questions.

Peace Out
~tina and lisa =)



  1. YAY! I loved reading your post ladies! I can't wait to hear from you all year long! :)

  2. Thanks. Right back at you=) Good luck in your first year of teaching!!!!!