Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Oh and A Busy Day in Blogland!

I can see how this blogging thing can take over my entire day!
What will I do when school starts back up? I think I
am going to have to give myself some rules...

...but for now there is some exciting stuff going on!
Michelle over at No Monkey Business
is celebrating 500 followers with a fantastic giveaway.
She also has amazing ideas and a fun blog, all the more reasons to check it out!
(You will be glad you did!)

If you need a little fourth grade news, head on over to Fierce in Fourth with Ashley Nicole!
She is having an exciting 100 followers giveaway--CONGRATULATIONS!

WOW! Good Morning to Me!

Now that I have my three miles in, I can properly thank and be excited about all of the bloggy love I received while I was sleeping.
Let me start by saying, "What? An award for Back in Fourth? Shucks, thank you so much Miss Doliboa at Fashionably in First Grade. You sure made my morning!"

Here is my very first award

Thank you Fashionably in First Grade for my Versatile Blogger Award!

Seven Random Facts:

1.  I run at least a mile every day. I have logged 486.27 miles so far this year.
2.  I have taught in 4 different states.
3. I love ellipsis...
4.  I am a horrible speller!
5. I have a dog named Gobi (after my favorite Indian food Aloo Gobi).
6.  I have a goal of doing yoga on a stand up paddle board. (soonish)
7.  I think it is really difficult to make words come out of my fingers (writing).

I would like to nominate the following bloggers with this award and you must complete the following:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Include the award image in your post
4. Give seven random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
6. When nominating, include a link to their blog
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated
Versatile Blog Nominations...

I will be letting you all know shortly! I am really excited to share this adventure with all of you!

Monday, July 30, 2012

My First Purchases from TpT

Happy evening to everyone! I just thought I would share my wonderful purchases from the
Thanks to Michelle at Teach 123 for blogging and sharing!

Here are some of the items I received great deals on:
Back to School Book by Ashleigh's Education Journey
Beginning of the School Year Checklist for Teachers  by Scipi's Specials
 Back To School Fraction Blast Strategy Game  by Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings   
 Back to School Procedures for Morning Routines
Book Report Trifold Use With Any Novel by Button

Such fantastic resources! There is still time to go and check out the sale!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

First Day Jitters Link Up

How exciting! I think I figured out (finally) how to link up with my fellow bloggers!
Here are my first day jitters: 1. It has been a few years since I have had my own classroom, what if I don't remember what to do? I am already having dreams about this! 2. Fourth grade math--yikes! The majority of my teaching has been in first grade, I have been brushing up on my fourth grade math. 3. What if my meeting area just doesn't work out? It will be in such an odd place. Currently I do not have a carpet--I hope I can get one.

Exciting Shopping to Wake Up To!

I don't know about all of you, but I am sure glad I stopped by creating and teaching this morning. Erin has created some amazing calendar cards, make sure to stop by and check them out!

I sure am glad I did!

I am also doing a CRAZY amount of shopping with all of the teachers in the Lesson Cloud--amazing deals! You all should check it out!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

As I mentioned before, I am very new to this blogging thing. I started my blog just this month.
I look forward to reading more from all of you!

I am joining quite a few folks for the Newbie Blog Hop!

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 currently live in Connecticut.

2.  I will be teaching 4th grade this year.

3.  I have been teaching for 12 years, 5 were in first grade, 2 in second grade, 2 K-8 health and yoga teacher, 1 in fourth (long term substitute), 1 K-10 challenge and enrichment teacher, and 1 year out of the classroom as an early childhood specialist.

4.  I started blogging in July 2012.

5. Read many blogs--for inspiration and courage!

Exctiting Classroom Visit

So exciting! I stopped by my classroom to do a little looking around. I sketched out the room so now I can begin playing around with desk and furniture placement. I took a few before photos:

I also got to meet our new principal and see a couple of colleagues--what a great day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Link up! First Time!

Hello Everyone! I am working on this blog-thing here and I thought what a great idea to link up with Mrs. Lemons and introduce myself. So here we go...

I am returning to the classroom this year, I worked as an Early Childhood Specialist for a year--I missed the kiddos too much!

I have run at least a mile every day since January 1st, 2012.

I want to blog, but I think I am afraid to.

I have taught in Los Angeles and New York City.

I want to do yoga on a stand up paddle board.

I have a super cool husband.

I am really excited to be teaching fourth grade in the fall!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hello fellow bloggers! I am incredibly new to this, I would LOVE suggestions on who to contact or how to create a blog that looks as amazing as some of yours!
Coming soon...