Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's only Saturday?? & Newbie Blog Hop!

I'm so excited... I have had so much fun, and I got a lot done for school since Friday at 5:30... and it's only Saturday! And my house isn't even a mess! This never happens... God totally answered my prayers for a fun and productive weekend.

J and I invited my friend Randee and her new hubby, over for dinner and a bonfire last night. They just left to go home a couple hours ago. Randee was one of my roomies in college, and I love pretending that we live together again. Living with a boy, even if you love him dearly, just isn't the same as living with your girl friends! Randee somehow motivated me to get all that school stuff done today while we were watching movies, and now I get to post a Monday Made It! Yay! :)

Seriously, look at all the stuff we did...

Friday: went grocery shopping, cooked burgers and veggie kabobs on the grill for dinner {ok, ok, I prepped and seasoned, J grilled...}, had friends over, went on a boat ride, had a bonfire, tried to grill watermelon, and ate s'mores. {The only sucky part of the evening was when I got melted marshmallow in my hair...}

Saturday: made a yummy breakfast, did dishes, painted my toenails, made up my groups and lesson/rotation schedule for summer school, watched two movies, made a rotation management board, found some fun math videos online {Math Mansion & Mr. Lee}, made my "Teacher's Treats" jar, made nachos for dinner, and then we met up with A (my sister) and E (my 18 month-old niece) to go swimming in J's parents' pool {the lake was treated, so no swimming for a couple days}

Isn't that a crazy amount of stuff to do on a Friday evening/night and all day Saturday?! I seriously feel like it's Sunday night already! AND IT'S NOT! Love that feeling!

Anywho...

I completely love this little bloggy world... I know I'm not the first one to say it, but I seriously have gained so much from it! Haters gonna hate, but you can't deny that the blog world is a great resource!

Janis @ Grade Three is the Place for Me! is hosting a super fun linky party/blog hop for new/new-ish bloggers! Since I am ready to unwind, I thought I'd link up. :) 



The Questions...

1. What state you are in?
 Michigan

2. Your current teaching position:
This will be my 2nd year teaching K-4 math and reading intervention

3. Your teaching experience:
 I graduated in May 2010 after student teaching in 5th grade.
I subbed part time for the next school year, and did a long-term in my mentor teacher's classroom for her maternity leave.
Then, I got the job I have now. :)
I'm still searching for a full-time gig. Please pray I find one!!

4. When you started blogging:
I started this blog in November 2010, but I didn't write on a regular basis, nor did I write about anything in particular... It was just random thoughts and daily life sort of things. This fall I started looking through a lot of teaching blogs for resources, and in May I started blogging on a more regular basis. It was then that I decided to revamp my blog to incorporate teaching.

5. Share a blogging tip / blogging resource:
Hmmm...
- You can't please everyone, so just beeeee yourself!! :)
- Gaining followers can take time. You can "network" by befriending other bloggers, leaving comments, and joining blog hops & linky parties.
- Take off the comment verification code... If you're afraid about spam, just check your comments page often to delete it, or select the option that requires you to OK all comments before they are posted.
- Within reason, post about what you want, when you want. Personally, I don't mind 2 a day, but when you're posting so many times that you quickly boot other posts off of my blog roll reading list it gets a tiny bit annoying. :)

7 comments:

  1. It is great connecting with you through the blog hop! Can't wait to explore your blog!!

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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  2. So glad you joined the blog hop. I love meeting and connecting with new bloggers. Your blog is adorable.
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  3. Melted marshmallow in your hair - BUMMER! Just found your blog :)

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

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  4. I enjoyed reading about you. Best of luck in finding a position,
    ~April
    The Idea Backpack
    ideabackpack@gmail.com

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  5. Found you through the blog hop. I'm your newest follower. if you get a chance please visit my blog @ Calling Plays in 2nd Grade.

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  6. 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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  7. Just found your blog through the hop and am your newest follower. I'd love it if you stopped by.:)
    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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