Thursday, July 19, 2012

Newbie blogger hop!

Still on vacation, blogger friends, so haven't been doing much yet by way of creating. But I love a good blog hop, and this one is especially for newbie bloggers!! So link up and tell everyone:
1. What state you are in: Illinois
2. Your current teaching position: 4th grade ESL/bilingual
3. Your teaching experience: I taught bilingual 2nd grade for two years, and bilingual 1st grade for one year
4. When you started blogging: I started my blog sometime during the last week of June 2012... So I've been blogging for almost a month now!
5. Share a blogging tip or resource: As simple as it sounds, I have found a lot of tutorials and how-tos just by googling "how do you...". :) Link up with Janis at Grade three is the place for me and join her blog hop!


  1. Thanks for joining the blog hop! Have you read the story The Barking Mouse? I heard the author speak this summer and he's hilarious! He assisted in an upper grade Writer's Workshop for 6 weeks. His grandmother used to tell the same joke over and over and he used the joke as the idea for The Barking Mouse. Basically, the family of mice is about to get eaten by a cat and the grandmother mouse barks at the cat and scares it away. She tells her thankful family, "See, it pays to speak two languages." I think it would be great for ESL classrooms!

    Sorry this was long! Have a great year!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

  2. I joined the Newbie Blog Hop and am your newest follower. If you haven't checked out my blog, come on over.

  3. Still on vacation?! I've been in my classroom all I'm jealous. You silly teachers who start at the end of August...I tell ya. ;)

  4. I'm doing the Newbie Blog Hop, too! I'm your newest follower. Where in IL are you? I'm down south. :)
    I would love for you to visit my blog and become a follower! :)

    First with Franklin

  5. Hey, I just realized you're from IL. I'm right outside Chicago. How about you?
    iTeach 1:1

    1. I'm a little southwest of Naperville. Not in a suburb, but pretty close to them!! I bet you're not toooooo far away from me! In this great big bloggy world, we are practically neighbors! :)

  6. Hi! I'm your newest follower through the blog hop. Thanks for sharing!

    Reading with Mrs. D

  7. It is great connecting with you through the blog hop! I'm not certified in ESL, but I've always taught them :)
    Can't wait to explore your blog!!

    One Class, One Sound

  8. Hi Stephanie,
    I’m your newest follower! I am also a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas.
    Corinna Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  9. I am your newest follower! I would love for you to stop by and visit.

    Mrs. Wood's Class

  10. Hey there! Always great to find another Illinois teacher! I'm much further north than you, but it's still good to know other teachers in the relative area! I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog if you get a chance!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

  11. Hello there! I found you through the blog hop and I've nominated you for the Liebster award and One Lovely Blog award! Come check them out on my blog!
    Jenny from Mrs. Brown's Blog

  12. Hi Stephanie!

    I found you through the newbie blog hop. I recently started my blog and would love to hear any suggestions you may have. Please hop on over and check out my blog!