12 September 2013

Budding Blogger Linky Party

I am linking up with I {heart} recess.  She is show casing new bloggers.  I am so  excited about this this link.  This summer I started blogging and found some really great blogs to start following and had several people start following me.  However, since school has started it hasn't picked up as much.  I get though it is hard to keep up with it all sometimes.  I also think when your a newbie it is hard to get your name blog out there!  I hope I find more awesome blogs to follow and I hope someone finds me interesting enough to follow me.  I love to discover new fun blogs.


When you link up there are questions that you need to answer.  I hope you enjoy reading my responses.

1. Why did I start blogging?

For the past three years I have been following a few blogs.  I keep thinking to myself that I would love to do that, but I never sat down to just do it.   Before school was out this past school year I told myself that I was going to do it this summer.  I am so glad I did!!  I have found out so many ideas and techniques that I never would have thought of doing.  That is my favorite part about blogging:  The ideas that teachers from all over come up with, it amazes me.  I can honestly say that blogging has made me a better teacher.  Not only do you get know other educators from all over the place, but you learn really neat ideas.

2.  What is your favorite subject to teach? Why?

I teach second grade so I teach all subjects.  But my favorite is Math, Science, and Social Studies.  I know these  kinda go together - right?  The reason why I love Math is because when it finally clicks with a student {you know that aha moment} I know that I have shown them a strategy that will stick with them for life.  I love to teach Science because of all the cool hands on experiment you can do. {I actually taught 6th and 7th grade science for 6 years, but that has been ages ago}.  I love social studies because I personally enjoy learning about the world around me, past and present. 

3.  Describe your teaching style.

I would describe my teaching style as fun and energetic.  I love to involve movement in my teaching.  I also like a hands on approach.   Just sitting perfectly still at a desk all day sounds boring to me.  I like to engage my students.  I do some form of group work at least once a day {usually more}!!

4.  Give three interesting facts about you

1.   I am a History Channel kinda' nerd.  I love watching the History Channel,  Discovery Channel, or National Geographic Channel.  This may be the teacher in me coming out.

 2.   I am not a real big on eating sweets.  I have to be in the mood for chocolate or sweets, which is not very often. Now carbs that is a different story!!!

 3.   I love to read children books.  I like to read them to my own kids and my class.  I get just as much enjoyment from them as the kids do.

5.  Do you have a Teachers Pay Teachers store?

Yes, I do. This is also something new I started this summer.  I recently started making units to go with the new reading series my parish has just adopted.  But what I really love to make is digital papers using my photoshop program.  I have really put some cute sets in my shop.  I have included the link if you would like to check it out.


  

Here are few pictures of my class!  To see more of my classroom pictures click here!





Thanks your for stopping by.  I would love for you to follow me on my new journey of blogging.  I can't wait to hear from you.


15 comments:

  1. I love your blooming board! Very nice!
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment and for stopping by!

      Jamie

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  2. Thanks for linking up! Blogging is fun and time consuming especially at the beginning of the school year! Your blog and room are SUPER CUTE! Love the colors and patterns!

    Jess
    I {Heart} Recess

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    1. Thanks for hosting! What a great way to help get us newbies out there!!!!

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  3. Hi Jamie! Thanks for stopping by! You're absolutely right - no matter what grades/subjects we teach we can all learn from one another! I can't wait to see what I can learn from you!

    middleschoolwave.blogspot.com

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Thanks for stopping by!

      Jamie

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  4. Hey there! I found your blog on the linky and I must say that I just love how your blog design matches your classroom! They are both adorable! I am your newest follower!

    -Jamie
    Drop by...Life As I Know It

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    1. I am following you too!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

      Jamie

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  5. You have a new follower! I love this linky party!

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    1. I am following you now too! I left you a message on your post! Thanks for following!

      Jamie

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  6. You're blog design is super cute! Who designed it for you? Or did you do it yourself? Teaching with Giggles

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  7. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love your classroom design, it's so fresh. I am also a self confessed history/discovery channel geek (especially when it's Egypt week!).
    - Melissa
    Teacher Abroad

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  8. Adore your blog design! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by at my blog. I'm excited to learn from you. Have a great weekend!
    A Teaspoon of Teaching

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  9. I can't wait to see what else you post!!!

    Jamie

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your classroom's color scheme! Can't wait to read more about your school year. :)

    Ellie
    Miss Woodward's Class

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