Friday, July 20, 2012

Newbie Blog Hop...

Since my blog is relatively new, I've been focusing my efforts into connecting with other bloggers in cyberspace. Linky parties and blog hops are a great way to get your name out, but also a great way to make connections with other teachers. I've met so many new blog friends along the way and have found fabulous ideas for my classroom this year. Today, I'm linking up with Janis at Grade Three is the Place for Me for her Newbie Blog Hop.  She posted a few questions for her participants to answer:

1.  What state are you in?  I'm in South Carolina currently.

2.  Your current teaching position:  I'm currently moving to 4th grade, but I spent the last year at 2nd.  I'm at a STEM school in SC.

3.  Teaching Experience:  This will be my 13th year.  Over this time I've taught 2nd-5th grades.  I've only spent 2 consecutive years at a grade level. 

4.  When did I start blogging?  I've blogged for about 7 years personally and I've been off and on with my teaching blog over the years.  This year I decided to bite the bullet and really focus on my teaching blog.  I jumpstarted it in June.

5.  Share a blogging tip:  Be honest, but not too honest.  You never know who will land on your blog.

24 comments:

  1. I teach 3rd grade. Here's a happy hello to blogging. Enjoy the fun.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  2. Just found your blog through blog hop! Stop by and follow my blog if you can!
    Brigid
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

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    1. Brigid, thanks for stopping by. I visited your blog and now I'm a follower.

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  3. I found you through the newbie linky and am your newest follower. I'm also moving up to fourth grade, and have taught first grade for the past 3 years. I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime.:)
    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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    1. Kristin,
      I'm a follower of your blog as well. 4th will be a new adventure, but fun I'm sure.

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  4. Congrats on being new to blogging. I found you from the newbie blog hop. I am nominating you for a blog award. Come on over to my site to get it.

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

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  5. I just found your blog through the Newbie Blogger link up! Stop by and check out my blog too! Can't wait to read more! :)

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  6. Hi...I just found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop and am now a follower. I hope you hop over to my blog for a visit.
    Amy
    Adventures In Teaching

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  7. I am following from the hop! I am also changing grades this year! I am super excited about it.

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  8. It's always nice to find another fourth grade blog to follow. Best of luck with your new adventure.

    Heather
    room 4 imagination

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  9. I found you through this fabulous blog hop. I can't believe how many newbie teaching bloggers have joined in.

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  10. #5 is a great tip!! I also teach in South Carolina (2nd grade)! 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. Amanda, I teach in your district and I'm friends with one of your teammates -KKG. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I agree with being honest, but I'm careful not to say anything that could be considered negative.

    I'm your newest follower,

    Mrs. d
    Reading with Mrs. D

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  12. Follower number 3-1 here I come!! Just found your blog through the newbie hop! I love your background. Gray + yellow = one of my FAVE color combos!

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

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  13. I like your advice to keep it honest but not too honest...good sound advice. I read on another blog that if you wouldn't say it in person don't say it on a blog, and blog as if everyone at your school were reading your blog. I thought those two were good pieces advice as well.
    Diane
    schoolhousetreasures

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  14. Hi Shasta,
    I’m your newest follower-#33! I am also a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. I'd be interested in hearing about your STEM school. Stop by for a visit. :)
    Corinna
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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

    Tracy

    Creekside Teacher Tales

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  16. 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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  17. Great advice! One of the first blogs I starting reading quite some time ago was an anonymous blog that was all about complaining. I feel like it's influenced me in many ways, but because my blog isn't anonymous, I need to be very careful! If you get a moment, I'd love for you to check out my blog!

    Kristin
    Teaching In A Nutshell

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  18. Found you through the newbie blog hop. I am nominating you for the Liebster blog award.
    http://ilive2learnilove2grow.blogspot.com/2012/07/cafe-conference-another-blog-award.html

    ilive2learnilove2grow 

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  19. 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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  20. Found you through the blog hop!


    Stephany
    primarypossibilities.blogspot.com

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