Friday, July 20, 2012

Newbie Bloggers Blog Hop

As I am new to the blogging world, I'm trying to get my blog out to other people, so I'm connecting with Janis at Grade Three is the Place for Me in her New Bloggers Blog Hop. 
1.  What state you are in?
I teach in Colorado.
2.  Your current teaching position? 
This year I will be teaching 5th grade, which is my FAVORITE age group to teach! The content is so much fun and the kids are at the right age - I can tell a joke and they actually get it!
3.  Your teaching experience... Boy, has my teaching experience been crazy! This is the start of my 6th year of teaching - the first two years I was in a two-year contract teaching 5th grade. Even though the job was a great fit, my principal decided to give my job to a woman who had tenure... So, I scrambled to find a job and I did... the day before school started! I taught 6th grade math for a year, but it was a one-year only contract. Then, I moved to a new school and taught 3rd grade. I was able to stay at that same school last year to teach 5th grade... and now I finally have tenure (whatever that means)!! I know that my long journey was just preparing me for the job I have now! I love my school and my team! It was all meant to be!!
4.  When you started blogging? 
Two weeks ago! :o)
5.  Share a blogging tip / blogging resource...
I'm so new that I don't have a blogging tip.... I just look to see how everyone else is doing it! For now, I am totally a follower... do you have any tips for me? :o)

42 comments:

  1. Hi! I found you through the Newbie Blog Hop! I just nominated you for an award! Come on by and pick it up:)

    Kelly
    Kelly Teach

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    1. Thanks for the award Kelly! I'm now following you too! :o)

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  2. I love how blogs connect us all. It is great to meet you! I am your newest follower! I am a new blogger too and found you on the newbie blog hop. I love connecting with other teachers and getting new ideas!
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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    1. Thanks for following me Layla! I'm also following you! :o)

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  3. Hey! I just started following you and found you through the new blogger link up. I look forward to continuing to read your blog.

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    1. Thanks for following me! I really appreciate your support! What's your blog so I can follow you??

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  4. I'm glad you joined the Newbie blog hop! You've been on quite the teaching journey! I actually taught with a woman who started and retired in the same classroom and grade level! Needless to say, she was stuck in her ways....Well, congrats on "tenure" and welcome to blogging!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

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    1. Thanks for hosting the Newbie blog hop! It has helped me gain a lot more followers than I started with yesterday! :o)

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  5. A happy hello to blogging. It's so fun. I teach 3rd grade. Stop on by.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm now following you! Can't wait to see all the fun things you share! :o)

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  6. Just found your blog! I am your newest follower...stop by my blog and follow!
    Can't wait to share!
    Brigid
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

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    1. Thanks for following me Brigid! I am following your blog too! :o)

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  7. I found you through this linky and am your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime.:)
    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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    1. Hi Kristin! Thanks for the support! I am following you now too! :o)

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  8. Found you through the newbie blog hop. Now following. I am nominating you for a blog award. Head on over to my blog to get it.

    http://ilive2learnilove2grow.blogspot.com/2012/07/blog-award.html

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    1. Thanks for nominating me for the award Mrs. Goodwin! I appreciate the support! :o)

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  9. It sounds like you and I started blogging at about the same time! I am loving it, how about you? I am your newest follower! I am excited to share our education journeys together! :)
    Leah
    Learning 4 Keeps

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  10. I am your newest follower from the blog hop!

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    1. Thanks for following me Kelly! :o) What's your blog, so I can follow you too?

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  11. Well, that link doesn't work! You can actually find me at learning-4-keeps.blogspot.com... :) Can you tell I am a newbie?!

    Happy blogging!
    Leah

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    1. Hi Leah! Thanks for following me! :o) I love how colorful your blog is! I am now your newest follower!

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  12. Just found you through the blog hop (which I'm going to have to link up with now since I just started blogging in June) and am your newest follower!

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness
    Come join my 500 Follower Giveaway that ends tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks for following me Amanda! I am now your newest follower... and for starting in June, you sure do have a lot of them!! WOW! I'm impressed! :o)

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  13. Welcome to the fabulous world of blogging!

    i have a friendly tip for you. Move your gadgets to a sidebar instead of below your posts so readers can find them so they can easily add your blog to their reader :)

    I'm your newest follower.
    Mrs. D


    Reading with Mrs. D

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    1. Hi Mrs. D - I'm not sure why it was showing up like that! I have it set up for 2-columns, with the gadgets on the right. But, when I just logged on to look, my gadgets were all showing up at the bottom! I did some changing around and I think I've fixed it! Thanks for the heads up!

      THanks for following me! I'm now following you too! :o)

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  14. Just found your blog and I love the background! That was one of my top choices when I started mine :)

    Susan
    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

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    1. Hi Susan! Thanks for following me - I'm now following you! :o)

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  15. I'm your newest follower through the blog hop. I love the name of your blog! Hop on over and visit my blog!

    Kathy

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    1. Thanks for following me Kathy! I am now your newest follower! Cool experiments! :o)

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  16. Hi Ashley,

    I am your newest follower!! I am also from CO!!

    Miss J

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    1. Thanks for following me! I am now following you too! I love the name of your blog! :o)

      Ashley

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  17. Welcome to blogging Ashley! My tip would be to be sure you have a direct link to your blog in your comment (I can help you do that if you need me too). Another tip would be to share *freebies* and ideas that you are using/doing in your classroom. I am happy to be your newest follower. When you get the chance, I would love for you to hop over and read the 2 poems I shared. =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Hi Heather! Thanks for the tip and I actually just figured out how to do that last night! :o)

      I love how bright and colorful your blog is! I am your newest follower!

      Ashley
      Inspire, Dream, & Create! Hehe! See!

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  18. Thanks for following. I'm now following you too!

    Mercedes
    Surfing to Success

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  19. Hi Ashley,
    I’m your newest follower! I am also a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas.
    I know how you feel about teaching and then having someone with tenure bump you out of your job. Eventually, it ends up making your next teaching job even sweeter.
    Pop on over to my blog for a visit!
    Corinna
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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  20. Just found you on the blog hop! I'm following you now! And, I'd love for you to come take a look at my blog!

    I also noticed you live in Aurora. I'm sure I'm just one of millions, but I have been praying for everyone there!

    Stephanie
    Mrs. A's Room

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  21. I am so happy that I stumbled across your blog through the linky party!
    Drop by anytime :)

    Tracy

    Creekside Teacher Tales

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  22. Welcome to the blogosphere, I’m your newest follower. Please check out my blog if you get a chance “Calling Plays in 2nd Grade”.
    Thanks, Shanell

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  23. I just found your blog through the newbie blog hop and I am your newest follower!! It is so cute!! I would love for you to visit when you have a chance.

    Jess
    Mrs. Wood's Class

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  24. Hello there! I stumbled across your blog during my travels through the Newbie Blog Hop. Your site is adorable. I think what you're doing is a great tip! Following other blogs is definitely a huge help when starting a blog. It helps you figure out how to do things, it inspires you for new ideas, it gives you ideas of what to post, and it helps you gain followers.

    Check out my blog if you get a chance!

    Kristin
    Teaching In A Nutshell

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  25. New follower! :) I found you through the blog hop! :) Nice to meet you and Im looking forward to getting to know you.

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  26. Sometimes I wish my first graders would get my jokes. They just stare at me.

    Your newest follower,
    Stephany
    primarypossibilities.blogspot.com

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