Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Newbie Blogger Hop!

Janice at Grade Three is the Place for Me is hosting a Newbie Blogger Blog Hop to help
all of us new to the blogging world link up with each other.

First, post the following 5 things about yourself. 

1. what state are you in
2. your current teaching position
3. your teaching experience
4. when you started blogging
5. share a blogging tip/blogging resource

Then, head back to Grade Three is the Place for Me and link up using your post.

Here are the 5 things about me...
1. I teach in Indiana.
2. I teach Kindergarten... and also "LEAP" (Literacy
Enrichment and Achievement Program for kinder-aged kiddos!)
3. I am starting my 15th year of teaching : ) 
Eight years in public school as a kindergarten teacher, Reading Recovery teacher,
Literacy Specialist and Literacy Coordinator/Consultant....
and starting 7th year in Private School Education.
4. I started my own blog in June 2012....but am well experienced in BLOG stalking! Hee! 
5. I love sharing creative resources with other teachers!  I know my favorite BLOGS to follow are the ones that I can get tips/ideas from that I can use in the classroom the next day!  One of my favorite professional development instructors is Lori Elliot!  Check out her site at www.lorislatestlinks.com to find an unlimited number of educational and techy resource links! 

Now it's your turn! Join the fun!! I can't wait to meet you!!!

Oh... on the "personal" side... I had a glorious day with my newly "tween" twins!  It was their birthday, and we spent a wonderful, fun-filled day in Chicago!  I managed to sneak in two early morning professional development classes at the SDE conference before the rest of my family got up and got ready!  (Lazy bones! Hee!)  Then... we had a nice lunch together, walked down Michigan Ave. to the INCREDIBLE Chicago Museum of Art!   (My family and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE art!!! You will find out more about how I teach the "master" artists in my kinder-classroom soon!)  Then... after a stroll back, we opened gifts and then headed for the super yummy Cheesecake Factory!   Wow!  How can eleven years fly by so quickly???


  1. Wow! Sounds like you had a great day! It is amazing how time flies isn't it? My daughter will start college next month and I have no idea where all the time went. I'm looking forward to your Art sharing:)

  2. I know, right? Where does the time go?! :) Love those babies...that grow right up too quickly! :) Stay tuned for my "Artist of the Month" ideas! I have some really neat resources to share...along with some super cool, and easy "techie" tie-ins! :)

  3. Hi there! I found your blog on the Newbie Blog Hop and I'm your newest follower! VERY cute blog!! :) I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Head over to my blog to check it out.

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade

  4. I found your blog on the Newbie Blog Hop. Such a cute blog! I'm a new follower! I've nominated you for an award... Stop by my blog to pick it up! :)

    The First Grade Scoop

  5. I am a newbie blogger as well and a former Reading Recovery teacher, now teaching kindergarten! I love you blog I am your newest follower!

  6. Hi there....I just found your blog and am now a follower. I have an award for you. Please hop over to my blog to pick it up (and follow if you would like.)

  7. I just nominated you for two blogging awards! Come on over to my blog to claim them!

    Mrs. A's Room

  8. I would like to pass along an award to you! Hop over to my blog to claim it.


    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade