Sunday, July 22, 2012




New Blog Hop

Found this great place to find new and exciting blogs at grade three is the place for me.  It's called the Newbie Bloggers Blog Hop.  I fit in that category so I am going to play along!  

1.)  What state are you in?
I live in the Lone Star State of Texas (or hell in the summer time cuz IT'S SO HOT!!!)

2.)  What is your current teaching position?
I am in second grade and very happy to be home!!! 

3.)  What is your teaching experience??
This is my 23rd year.  I've taught Kinder for 9 years, 1st for 4 years, 2nd-this is year 3, reading recovery and have been the reading interventionist/literacy specialist/coach (whatever your district calls reading help) for 6 years. As a favor to my P, last year I taught 5th...YIKES!!...not so much for me.  I didn't know what to do with kids that already knew how to read ;)  I am happy to report I am back down where I belong in 2nd!   Reading recovery was my passion and the 1 of the things that truly changed me as a teacher.  I was heartbroken when my district 86ed the program.  And while I enjoyed being the literacy specialist I really missed being in the classroom and teaching my own class.  So I decided to go back and I've been there every since.   It went like this: Kinder, reading recovery, first grade, literacy specialist, second, fifth, second!

4.)  When did you start blogging?
June of 2012.  I did it because I wanted to join the Daily 5 book study that is going on right now.  I had no idea I'd enjoy it so much.  It's one of the funnest things I've done lately as far as education goes!  I love meeting new people and sharing ideas and resources/materials.  I wish Texas would do one of those bloggie meet ups!  

5.)  Share some blogging tips or a resource.
Since I'm super new I am still learning all the tips but I would have to say that I really like reading entries that are about something...not just contests, give aways etc.  I think those are awesome but I really enjoy reading about ideas, seeing pictures, sharing documents etc.  I also really enjoy the blogs that are neatly designed.  Sometimes blogs have so many things on the sides that a person with my ADHD gets a little overwhelmed.  As soon as possible, I am going to hire a graphic designer to help me spruce mine up and add the side bars that I want for my blog!

That's a little about me!  Hope you come on back!

This is a Blog Hop!


I am working on my documents that I am going to post here for you to grab to celebrate having 50 followers!  Check back soon!


Keep Coming Back
Rene'


20 comments:

  1. You are very similar to myself. I will have to join this Blog Hop and write my statements. You will be surprised. :)

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

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    1. Wow!!! We are like two peas in a pod practically! I am a new follower and now we will be able to keep up with one another!!! thanks for the shout out!

      rene'

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  2. I agree with you about all the giveaways. On the bright side, school is about to start and so will the content-related posts. :)

    I am your newest follower.
    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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    1. I know Patti! I can't wait for school to start for that very reason (did I just say that??) I even have lots to write about but no pictures of it and I'm afraid that it will be boring if I don't include pictures? So....come on August!!! Thanks for following! I'm headed over to check out your blog right now. Look for me!

      rene

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    2. I am soooo with the both of you. I am excited to see how it will change once school starts. I am taking pictures of my classroom right now and hopefully will post them soon. It's taking longer than I thought it would to get my room ready.

      Congratulations! I awarded you the "Liebster Award". Come to my blog and pick it up.

      Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

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  3. I am glad I found your blog through the linky party!
    Drop by anytime :)

    Tracy

    Creekside Teacher Tales

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  4. I am glad to have found your blog through the hop. I think Patti is right. It gets difficult to write a lot of content late in summer when we are not with our kiddos. It will pick up soon. Best wishes on your new blog.
    Happy Teaching,
    Laura
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

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    1. I agree with you and with Patti about the content...I just told her I was excited for August to get here for that reason! I have lots that I want to write about but no pictures to support it and I feel like that would be boring. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by!!!

      rene'

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  5. I just found your blog through the hop, too. I'm glad to see another 40 something out there with a two year old! I also have two older boys(10 and 11)and I think we have already made it to crazy!

    ~Nikki
    Teaching in Progress

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    1. Ha Ha Nikki! I told my older ones yesterday that I think my sitter is going to fire me when our two year old comes back!!! I'm going to have to bribe her or something!!! haha!

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  6. Thank you for commenting on my blog and your nice comment! I am your newest follower!! I just typed a response and it disappeared? I am new to the D5 (or D3 as I will be trying in 4th grade) and joined the blogging world to correspond with fellow teachers too! I have so many questions as well about how I am going to implement it. The work on writing stations are similar to stations I used to do but I always checked them. I am having a hard time with the "trust" factor because it seems that students tend to slack when I don't check their journals and I have also always dictated what stations they go to, when they go there, and with what other students. It will be a wonderful year of learning!!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  7. Oh, I forgot to tell you that I used the "Home Decor" Cricut cartridge for my scalloped circle on the stool:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  8. Found you through the newbie blog hop! I also have 2 teenagers. One learning to drive and it makes me very nervous.

    ilive2learnilove2grow 

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  9. Found ya' on the BLOG hop! :) I'm your newest follower! Do you have twins? Just saw that you had 2 under 2...and wondered! I am a mommy of twins myself! :) :) Celebrating their birthday tomorrow! Just posted a cool tech idea that you will love!! Check out my BLOG! Blessings!

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  10. Yahoo! I just awarded you a blog award. I love your candy-stiped design.
    Come on by to pick it up.
    KindergartenLove.

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  11. Ha! I'm in Texas too, and it's soooo hot! I did finally talk me husband into a pool since we can use it 7 months a year. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower!

    Megan

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  12. Wow..there are a lot of Texas teachers on here! Here's another one! We seem to be a lot alike...I'm 40 something and have 4 kids. Mine are all teenagers and up though. Anyway...I am a new follower and have nominated you for an award. You can hop over to my blog and pick it up anytime! Stay cool!!

    Cheryl
    Spotted Around the School

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    1. Thanks so much for the nomination! I have already been given that award but I don't know how to post them in the sidebar yet :( Thanks for following!

      rene'

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  13. We have the same "pretty in Pink" backgrounds! LOVE IT! It was so nice seeing you on the linky party! Stop by and pick up a special award for your blog!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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