6 Liebster Awards...Oh My!!!

WOW~ We are feeling VERY LOVED!!!
Thank you new friends for nominating us for the Liebster Award (x's 6)...we are so excited that we are getting so close to 100 followers!
We are planning a BIG celebration freebie!!! Yay~ can't wait!☺
Ok, this is going to be a loooooong post because we are going to answer all 66 questions!!!
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. We found out exactly what this meant from our sweet friend Stephanie at Grooving Through Fourth Grade... Liebster is German and means favorite, so this is the favorite blog award!  
Wow...that is so sweet!!!
To accept this nomination we need to do the following:
  1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
  2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
  3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator
  4. Share 11 random facts about myself
  5. Create 11 questions for my nominees
  6. Contact my nominees and let them know I nominated them!
We are nominating these newly found blogs that have less than 200 followers:

11 Random Facts About Us:1.  We have team taught 1-2 multi-agers together for 15 years.
2.  Victoria is older than Tricia.
3.  Tricia did maternity leave for Victoria with her second son...that's how we met!☺
4.  We have moved to a new school after 17 years at the same school.
5.  We are addicted to making clipart. We've made it for years for ourselves and are now getting brave enough to share it with our friends.
6.  Victoria has 2 sons: 17 & 14 and Tricia has 1 son: 10 & 1 daughter: 7
7. We love to craft. (Hobby Lobby is never a quick trip with us!)
8.   We often wear the same colors (not planned...hahaha) & finish each others sentences.
9.  We make each other laugh until we cry.
10.  We looooooove Mexican food!!!
11.  We don't drink coffee...yuck!
1.  What has been your most successful lesson so far? Smartboard lessons...we love using technology
2.  What is your favorite book? Any Mo Willems book!!!♥
3.  What is your favorite pastime? crafting, reading, running, making clipart
4.  What is your favorite TV show? The Voice & Modern Family
5.  What do you obsess over? CLIPART & putting things in their place
6.  How do you relax from stress? run & read
7.  If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Greece (the beach)
8.  Diet coke, or Diet Pepsi? no diet...just Coke☺
9.  Where is the farthest place you have traveled? Mexico
10.  What is your favorite game to play? UNO
11.  If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be? Rewind the clock...we are always searching for more time!!!

1. How long have you been teaching? Victoria 20 years & Tricia 15 years
2. Did you always want to be a teacher? YES!!!
3. What is your favorite thing about teaching? Watching our kiddos learn to read and write...love seeing their progress!
4. How long have you been blogging for? 1 1/2 years but we started our own website years ago and sold our handpainted read the room buckets and shipped them all over the country...we were so young & CRAZY!!!
5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, no expense spared, where would you go? Greece
6. Do you have a favorite techie tool or any techie advice? We love using our Smartboard and are getting ipads for our class this year...so excited!!!
7.  What is your favorite dessert? (I love dessert!) Blackberry cobbler
8. What is your favorite movie of all time? Any Jennifer Aniston movie...we love her!
9. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
10. Are you a dog person or a cat person? DOG!!!
11. What was your favorite toy or doll from childhood? Strawberry Shortcake

Thank you Amber from Our K Crew Rocks!!!
1. If you could teach any grade level, which grade level would it be and why? We will always want 1-2 multi-agers...we love watching them learn to read and write! And looping up with the first graders every year is AMAZING...they are so helpful.☺
2. What is your favorite subject to teach and why? Reading!!!
3. Do you have a classroom theme? We just made a décor pack to match our blog because we love our blog so much. We don't usually do an actual theme. We just like lots color, patterns, and anything to make us and our kiddos feel happy!!! 
4. What is your favorite thing about teaching? Watching our kiddos read, write, and love school.
5. How long have you been blogging?1 1/2 years but we started our own website years ago and sold our handpainted read the room buckets and shipped them all over the country...we were so young & CRAZY!!!
6. What is your favorite school related app or computer program to use? Our Smartboard & Publisher
7. What is your favorite non-school related app or computer program to use? Pinterest
8. Do you have iPad's in your classroom? Not yet...this year!!! We can't wait!
9. What technology would you be lost without? Computer
10. Do you have a Promethean Board or Smart Board in your classroom? Smartboard
11. What other types of technology do you have in your classroom? Computers & Listening Station
1. Why did you decide to become a teacher? We both ALWAYS wanted to be a teacher.
2. What are a few of your favorite TV shows? The Voice & Modern Family
3. How are you spending your summer break? Tricia went to Disney & Victoria went to Key West and moving to a new school!!!
4. What educational websites or apps do you like for your students to utilize? starfall.com not sure about a lot of apps yet because we are just getting ipads this year.
5. Where are your favorite places to shop? Anthropology & Hobby Lobby & TARGET♥
6. What is your pet peeve? tapping pencils and tipping chairs
7. What makes the state you live in a great place to visit? Everyone is so friendly! We have all 4 seasons.
8. What is your favorite subject to teach? Why? Reading & Writing...we love to see their progress!!!
9. What's one new thing you are going to implement this new school year? Why? ipads...we are getting them for the first time.
10. How do you manage grading papers where you are not left with stacks upon stacks? We TRY to not let them pile up...eeek! That's so hard sometimes.
11. What random act of kindness have done in 2013? Donating Christmas money & items anonymously to a family of one of our students.

Thank you Susie from Shafer's Shenanigans!!!
1. What grade do you teach and how long have you been teaching? 1-2 multi-agers Victoria: 20 Tricia: 15
2. What is the best thing about where you live? People are so friendly here.☺
3. What is the last book that you read and what are your thoughts about it? Reading 2 Stephen Covey books now, we will have to get back with you on that...☺
4. What technology can you not live without? Computer
5. What is your favorite healthy treat to eat? pineapple & strawberries How about your favorite guilty pleasure? Queso
6. What is your classroom theme this year? Our new décor pack,,,it matches our blog!!!
7. Do you have any pets? Dogs What kind? Victoria-Lab named Missy & Tricia-Beagle named Cash & a puppy Beagle name Holly What are their names?
8. What is your favorite thing about teaching? Reading & Writing...we love to see their progress!!!
9. Do you have any special talents? Making clipart
10. Where did you go on your last vacation? Tricia- Disney & Victoria- Key West
11. If you could choose any career (other than education), what would it be? party planner or professional shopper
1. Why did you decide to work in education? We both always wanted to be teachers!
2. What teacher had the most influence on you? Victoria- Mrs. Reagor my 2nd & 3rd grade teacher...I looped with her. Tricia- Mr. Richards my Math teacher for 4th-6th grade.
3. Where is your favorite place to visit but you wouldn't want to live there? Colorado
4. Who is your hero? our sisters☺
5. What phrase do you say most often during your day? _________ I need your help...thank you!
6. Would you rather give up your cell phone or give up your favorite food for the rest of your life? favorite food...eeeek that's a hard one!
7. What is your favorite movie? Grease, Sound of Music, Mama Mia, we love to sing!!!☺
8. Why did you start blogging? We had a website years ago (before blogging started). We sold our handpainted read the room buckets and shipped them all over the country. We have sold products at local workshops for about 10+ years. We thought blogging was a good way to connect with other teachers that like to share too. We also love showing our kiddos their work and pictures when they are on the blog. They LOVE seeing that!!!☺
9. If you could travel back in time to meet one person, who would it be? Princess Diana
10. Who is your celebrity crush? Beckham
11. What was your favorite memory from this last school year? Watching some of our emergent/non-readers grow to reading on & above grade level...sometimes makes us almost cry.♥
11 Questions for our Nominees:
1.What is your favorite Pinterest board?
2. Why do you think so many people print freebies on TPT and don't follow? (It's so crazy to us!)
3. Where were you born and where do you live now?
4. What grades have you taught and for how long?
5. Do you have your own children? boys or girls? how many?
6. What is your favorite vacation destination?
7. What is your favorite hobby?
8. What is your favorite music?
9. What is the best teacher related material you've read in the past year?
10. Do you have an instagram account? If so...share so we can follow!☺If not...you should make one. We love it!!!
11. Did you go to any great PD this summer?
Thank you again new friends...we TRULY appreciate the kind words and support!
WE ♥ YOU!!!
TTFN~ Victoria & Tricia♥

Rainbow Kitty Clipart

We also posted a new clipart set today...the blue kitty reminds us of someone super cool that our kiddos really LOVE...how about you???
Click the pic to grab it at our 2 Super Teachers Store on TPT♥♥♥