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I already have the page all set up and ready to go. All you need to do is go follow it! Just click the follow button in the little sidebar of Followers and be one of the very first. I would love, love, love if you did! I think it would make my week.
I moved almost all my content over. I just need to put the finishing touches! (Which may never happen because I edit constantly…can you say addicted?)
I hope that this will help you out in the long-run.
I’m doing this to make things easier for everyone, and I know that right now my follower number is not that high. The move is stressing me out though because I’ll miss seeing the high hit count.
Has anyone tried out the Teacher Blog Training School? I’m thinking about joining, but I’m not sure if I should lay down $60…
Thank you for your support! I appreciate all of you. Come on over by clicking the picture or by clicking this link below!
Okay, my readers, I need your opinion. Should I move all my posts and content over to Blogger.com?
Will that help you or are you happy with my blog now?
I want my page to be as user-friendly as possible, and that includes ease of access by my wonderful readers!
SO…Here it is. Please pick one of the options! Thanks so much!
MY BLOG HAS MOVED LOCATIONS! You can come follow me at Miss A’s Kindergarten if you would like to see brand new posts! I appreciate you stopping by, and I hope that I will see you on my blog. Thank you!
You can click the picture below to take you to the new page.
This title reminds me so much of my trip to Scotland last summer… I had the joy of spending 5 weeks in the UK working with sweet 10-11 year old students in one of the public schools there. It was a wonderful experience, and I am so glad I got to be a part of it.
But that’s not the point of this post! I’m joining yet another linky party. It’s fun watching my hit counter go up uP UP because so many of you lovely people out there are just like me: blog stalkers. I love to read anything and everything that people post, especially in hopes of great new blog ideas, classroom ideas, or whatever!
So here’s my contribution!
1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I wanted to keep track of my first year of teaching. I want to share what I learn in this next year of my education career, and I know that the blogging world is such a great place to be encouraged, inspired, and held accountable! I love technology, and I want to put my creativeness into use, as well. A blog is perfect for that.
3. Blogging tips, tools, and great ideas you have learned along the way
I really don’t have any tips, tools, or great ideas. What I’ve just been doing is creating nice content and pretty things on GimpShop, posting regularly, and joining linky parties in hopes of people noticing my blog. I’m thinking about joining the Teacher Blog Traffic School once I start getting more content up, but for now I’m just enjoying using this blog as a place to just write to whoever wants to read it!
4. Blogging and balance
Nonexistent! Right now, I’m not in school, and the school year hasn’t started. Blogging and blog stalking is almost a 24/7 thing lately. It’s getting to be an addiction. If someone has some tips on how to relax a bit and not blogstalk, PLEASE let me know what you do to curb your addiction. 🙂
5. What are your blogging goals for the summer?
– Have 50 people following me! I’m not sure how I’ll accomplish that, but I bet I could if I put out great content!
– Meet great teacher bloggers who will give me guidance in my first year of teaching.
– Put up new content at least twice a week.
Today is Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies, so I thought I’d get in on the action for the first time ever!
I decided at 10:00pm last night that I really wanted to make my own calendar for school next year. I saw a lot of wonderful examples, like the one on Mrs. Freshwater’s Class, which you should definitely look at. My only problem is that I like things done the best way for me! That means that most of the time, I end up creating my own version of already made things.
So here is my freebie! It’s my own version of a 2012-2013 calendar, starting this May and ending next May. If you need me to add more months, change fonts, or anything, just send me a message or comment below! I’d love to help you out!
Thank you for stopping by! Let me know what you think!
QOTD: What are some sections that are necessary for a teacher’s binder?
What a weekend!! It’s hard to know where to begin, but I guess the most logical beginning is what we did on Saturday.
Yesterday, we decided to go garage sale-ing (or sailing, whichever you prefer). My parents came with me and we printed off our city’s list of documented garage sales in the area. I brought my trusty red felt-tip pen (LOVE) and my iPhone with a wonderful Maps app, and we were off at about 9AM! We obviously stopped for Sonic drinks to make it through the long day of garage sales. Obviously. I withdrew about $40 in cash just in case.
We hit around 20 homes in search of cheap children’s books. Some homes had them and others didn’t. That’s the fun of it. We saw some precious little ones selling lemonade, and one little girl who proclaimed, “I’m in kindergarten now and I will be going to 1st grade! I’m SCARED!” We had a blast. There was even one home that was an estate sale, and my mom bought a brand new golf set (for lefties) for only $40! Mind-blowing!
I’m going to show you all the books I got first, and then I’ll tell you how much I spent. Okay?
I got 20 BOOKS! For around $5.50! There was one sale where each book was 25 cents, but everything at their sale was 50% off the original sale price! What a deal. This was the same sale where I got the book The Polar Express, which was originally $18 hardback copy! I love garage sales. We’re going again at the first of June because that’s about the time when teachers are done with their school year. I can hardly wait to see what I find.
Today, I went to church, and saw something special waiting for me. I received a basket of books from my Secret Pal/Sister from church for my graduation gift! Isn’t that sweet? She even got me some sidewalk chalk. Here are the two pictures of that.
I love new books. I can’t wait to use all these in my class! I’ll post more as I get more. I’m going to be making a teacher binder soon, so keep an eye out for that. I really haven’t been doing much else.
What do you think?
Which books do you like best for kindergarten?
Which are NECESSARY?