Friday, July 20, 2012

Newbie Bloggers Blog Hop


I thought since I am a new blogger that I would join my first blog hop today.  This seemed like the perfect one for me - Newbie Bloggers Blog Hop hosted by Grade Three is the Place for Me!  So here it goes:

1.  What State You Are In - I live and work in West Tennessee in between Jackson and Memphis.

2.  Your Current Teaching Position - I will be starting my 5th year teaching 1st grade in August.


3.  Your Teaching Experience - I have only taught 1st grade and have loved every minute of it!

4.  When You Started Blogging - I started blogging back in January.  However, I didn't do so good keeping up with it.  I just really got on board with it in June.  I have loved every minute of it!  Check out my first post to see why I started blogging. 

5.  Share a Blogging Tip / Blogging Resource - My blogging tip would be that it is not about how many followers you have so don't feel like you have to do things to gain more followers.  Although it is great to know that many people are following you, it is about reaching out to others.  My blogging resource would have to be Google, because you can Google how to do just about anything that you want to do.

37 comments:

  1. Hi, from one 'Newbie Blogger' to another. I also share you resource of Google, just how brilliant is it!!! Off to have a peek around your blog...

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower on both your blogs. Hopefully, you can inspire me to try out my new sewing machine. :)

      Elizabeth

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  2. I LOVED first grade, too! I taught that level for four years before deciding to homeschool my girlies. You see so much growth and progress in a year's time! I am glad to have found you.
    Leah
    Learning 4 Keeps

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! You definitely see a lot of growth and progress in 1st grade. I always say they come to us like babies and leave like mature children.

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  3. I agree, Google is my friend. I don't know what I would have done without Google when I started blogging.

    ~Jenna
    Diving Into Learning

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    1. Google is definitely my best friend on the computer. Between Google and YouTube you can find out how to do just about anything. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I'm your newest follower- and you couldn't be more dead-on...don't worry about the numbers, enjoy the ride!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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    1. Thanks for being my newest follower! I am very excited about this journey.

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  5. Great advice to new bloggers Elizabeth!! I enjoy your blog very much! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. So nice to find a TN friend. It's too sad that our state is so long. I'm your newest follower!

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  7. What would we do without Google!? 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. So glad you found my blog. I'm glad you decided to be follow me. I'm a follower of yours.

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  8. I'm so glad you joined my first blog hop! I'm your newest follower. I just read your first blog post and love the reason you started blogging. A blog is a great way to remember everything, since I don't keep a journal. And my old plan books don't show my thoughts and reflections. Good idea! I taught first for many years and isn't January just the best month!! They finally "get it" and spring fever hasn't hit. Hope you have a great year!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

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    1. Thank for hosting the blog hop! It has been tons of fun.

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  9. Stopping by your blog and I love your Dr. Suess picture! So cute!

    I have only taught first too and I just LOVE it!! I always wanted to teach first from the second I knew I wanted to be a teacher :)

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

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    1. Gotta love first grade, but I did apply to teach 2nd grade. However, I knew the school system was going to put me in 1st because I had experience in their 1st grade classrooms. I have fallen in love 1st now.

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  10. Loved reading about the reason for starting your blog, I am in the same boat. Just needed a place to reflect and remember :) I am also new to first grade this year, so there will be lots of reflecting!!
    I am now following you, come check my blog out...
    jankordians.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome to first grade! If there is anything I can do to help, please feel free to e-mail me. It can be tough at first, but it is definitely worth it. I'm your newest follower!

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  11. I loved your comment about not to worry about how many followers. I need to remember that :) I am your newest follower now and hope you come check out my blog sometime!
    Erin
    Sample’s Superstars

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower!

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  12. I am your newest follower from the hop! I love how neat your math supplies are!

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  13. I agree, it's not important to have a lot of followers, but its nice to see the numbers rise and get comments!

    I'm your newest follower.

    Mrs.D Reading with Mrs. D

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  14. Thankful to have joined this blog hop. It was my first one and I've been able to find so many great blogs. Even first grade blogs. :)

    Brenda
    You Might Be a First Grader...
    You Might Be a First Grader...

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    1. haha, not sure why that shows my link twice...guess I really want you to check out my newbie blog, too. :)

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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!!! I'm your newest follower!
    Hop over and check out mine soon! :)

    Elizabeth
    Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids

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  17. Hi Elizabeth,
    I’m your newest follower! I am also a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. It is great to have a virtual "team" of bloggers to share inspiration (and frustration) through the year.
    Corinna:)
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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  18. Elizabeth,
    New follower here! I like your advice. On one hand, I'd like followers so I know that there is an audience for my blog, but at the same time, I'll need to remember that I don't have to go majorly out of my way to find any. If you get a chance, swing by my blog and check it out!

    Kristin
    Teaching In A Nutshell

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

    Shelly

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

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  20. I am giving you 2 awards, stop by http://tales-of-a-first-grade-teacher.blogspot.com/2012/07/awards-and-giveaway.html to pick them up. While you are there, enter my giveaway!
    Jessica

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  21. I agree with the google comment! I use it for everything!!

    Stephany
    Primary Possibilities.

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  22. Love your blogger advice! So True! First grade is truly the BEST! Stop on over and grab an award for your cute blog!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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  23. I found your blog through the blog hop! Come stop by my blog too! I teach first grade and I am just starting to blog. :)

    Lindsey
    Fantastic First Grade Friends

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  24. Hey there Elizabeth! :) I found you through a link you posted on Teaching in Progress...I'm a first grade teacher and a new blogger too! :) It's been a total blast to connect with other ladies who do what we do every day! :) I'm one of your newest followers! :) Love the verse you posted in your header! :) I'm a Christian too and believe the exact same thing! :)
    Hopefully we will connect again in cyberspace at some point!:) Good luck with your school year! ;)
    Your partner in education,
    Tamara

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