We are award winners. We were nominated by The Realistic Teacher and Literacy Sundae for the Liebster Award. Thanks for the love guys!
Step #1: Is share 11 random facts about ourselves. Here we go:
1-Kelly and I live around the block from each other.
2-This year our classrooms were moved to separate sides of the building and although this seems miner, IT IS KILLING US!
3-Christmas is my favorite holiday and I start playing Christmas music right after Halloween.
4-Kelly is completely responsible for my Harry Potter themed classroom. It was her idea my second year of teaching and was one of the best choices EVER!
5-Favorite TV shows: Mine is Glee and Kelly's is Dance Moms
6-Our favorite place to go out is The Melting Pot. Cheese and Chocolate Fondue, not to mention Sangria. A GREAT combo!
7-One of us has 2 kids and one of us has 2 dogs.
8-Our teaching styles are very similar and we are hoping that one day we will be teaching the same grade level.
9-We met when Kelly borrowed my new teacher scissors and didn't return them for a day or two.
10-Although reluctant to change grades, Kelly is now loving teaching second grade!
11-I took a baking class this summer and have been baking up a storm since then.
Step #2: answer 11 questions:
1. What is your favorite smell?
Kelly- Pine trees
2. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Damien- Tickets to Disney World
Kelly- House on Lake George
3. Do you have, and what is, your end of day routine?
Damien-School: Talk to my teacher buddies Home: Lay in bed with a few shows from Tivo
Kelly-School: Tell joke of the day after kids line up. Home: Blog hop until I can't see straight
4. What is your favorite TV Show?
Kelly- Dance Moms
5. Do you have pets?
Damien- Yes- 2 dogs, Copper a retriever mix and Tucker a Hound mix
Kelly- Yes, a dog named Shadow, a black lab.
6. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
Damien- Thanksgiving night as the family played Scene It!
Kelly- Can't remember
7. What is your favorite book to read to your students?
Damien- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Kelly- Franny K. Stein Lunch Walks Among us by: Jim Benton
8. Why did you start blogging?
Damien and Kelly: Kelly found TPT and the blogging world and we thought it would be a next great step to start our own.
9. What is your favorite type of weather?
Damien- I love the fall, but here in Jersey its about 4 days between summer and winter weather.
Kelly: 60 and no humidity (does Jersey even have that kind of weather)
10. Are you a "list maker"?
Damien- YES! Can't remember a damn thing if I don't write it down and I take great satisfaction on crossing things off my list.
11. Do you workout, go to the gym, exercise in general?
Damien- Whenever I want to torture myself.
Here are the blogs I am nominating:
A Great Title
Fifth Grade Follies
Every New Beginning
Confessions of a Fourth Grade Teacher
Liv To Teach
Mrs. Quimby Reads
Mrs. White's 5th Grade class
Have a Happy Day!