newbie blog hop

I am excited to join my very first blog hop since it has lead me to some amazing blogs.  I can't believe all of the incredible ideas that are out there and I am very excited to steal borrow many of them this year!

Janice at Grade 3 is the Place For Me is hosting this Newbie Blog Hop!  If you want to join, just link up and share the following:

1. What state you are in
2. Your current teaching position
3. Your teaching experience
4. When you started blogging
5. Share a blogging tip / blogging resource

1. I am in Massachusetts.  I am teaching SS for the first time this year and am soo excited about it since much of our country's history is right here!

2. Currently, I am teaching 5th grade.  Love it!

3.  This will be my 6th year.  I finally feel like I am getting the hang of SOME of it.  I have a lot of good classroom management techniques and routines that work for me.  But I still feel like I need a lot of help with implementing my reading and writing workshops.  Luckily, I have a new team teacher who's specialty is ELA!  Phew.

4. I began blogging this February.  Total nube.

5. I find a lot of great blogs and resources through Pinterest.  I joined around the same time I began blogging.  The classroom organization and decor ideas are out of this world!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I just discovered your blog and I love the stories of what your kids say to you. Kids are too funny! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award that you can pick up here:

  2. Hi, I am one of your newest followers and I have nominated you for an award. You can check it out at Fun and Learning in First.

  3. Just found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop. I also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Hop over and "pick up" your award and read the rules as they were sent to me. Check out my blog while you are there.

  4. I found you through another blog. Welcome to the blogging world. Come check us out for some freebies and ideas. Your newest follower, Stephanie

  5. Thanks everyone! I can't believe I received The Versatile Blogger award from THREE people. You all are so sweet. I'm going to check out all of your blogs. Thanks again!

  6. Don't you just Love Pinterest?! How did we teach without it?!

    Your newest follower,
    Kinder Journey