Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blog Hop

Two linkys in one day?!?!....clearly I don't want to be cleaning my house. 

I'll admit, I'm still getting used to this whole blogging thing.
But I am LOVING it already!
Every time I get a new follower, I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning!

I saw this post on Christa's blog over at the Sweet Life of Second Grade (she gets through second grade "one diet coke at a time". Hello? What's not to love about that girl!)

I love hearing from other newbies like me so I just had to participate. 

Here's how it works:

1. Answer some questions - see below
2. Head over to Janis' blog to link up.
3. Check out other newbies' super great blogs!
4. Tell your friends!

What state are you in? I live in a small town in North Carolina.
Your current teaching position. First Grade!!
Your teaching experience. This is my second year teaching. I taught Third Grade last year. 
When you started blogging. I started blogging in April.
Share a blogging tip/blogging resource. (It's a cliche, so get ready.) Just be yourself. Ultimately this is your blog and your space. Obviously it's going to evolve over time, as you evolve and meet other bloggers, but don't lose sight of the fact that it's still yours.




  1. Thanks for joining the blog hop! First grade is fun!! I MISS seeing the excitement on their faces when they realize they are reading!!!! But I don't miss all the shoe-tying! lol January was always my favorite month--they are actual first graders! Even kinda independent!

    Hope you have a great year!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

  2. I found your through the Newbie Bloggers Blog Hop! Another 1st grade teacher! Yeah!!! I'm your newest follower.

  3. I found your blog on the Newbie Bloggers Blog Hop!! Super exciting to find new blogs out there!!! I am your newest follower!! Please hop on over to my blog!


  4. I'm your newest follower and a newbie too! I'd love for you to check out my blog!

    Lacy's Letters

  5. I'm enjoying this Blog Hop. It's so much fun sharing and learning about new blogs. Come on over and check out my blog.

  6. I love the fonts on your blog! It is so much fun seeing all of the blogs and how each one is so unique. I found you through the Newbie Blog Hop. Hop on over and check out my blog:)
    Kelly Teach

  7. I found you with the Newbie blog hop. Come check mine out when you get a chance!
    Third Grade All Stars

  8. I'm a new follower...I found you through the newbie blogger hop. I love the advice to just be yourself. :)

    ★ First-Graders from Outer Space ★

  9. Hi there! I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow my blog! I have also nominated you for an award. Stop by my blog to get it!

    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  10. Hi Marianna...I just found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop. I hope you have a chance to visit back.

  11. Hi! I found your blog through the newbie blog hop and was so excited to see that you are from NC! Me too! I will be a first year 2nd grade teacher this coming school year and couldn't be more excited! I can't wait to read more on your blog! I love finding other young teachers -- especially ones in NC!

    That's So Second Grade

  12. Just found your blog through the Hop- come check out my blog when you get a chance!

    First with Franklin

  13. I'm a new follower too!!

    I'd love for you to buzz by sometime=)
    The Busy Busy Hive

  14. A happy hello to blogging. Enjoy the fun. Stop on by and visit.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

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

    Reading with Mrs. D

  16. I teach in SC...glad to follow another "carolina girl" :) Just found you through the blog hop (which I'm going to have to link up with now since I just started blogging in June) and am your newest follower!

    Teaching Maddeness
    Come join my 500 Follower Giveaway that ends tomorrow!

  17. I love what you said about it being like Christmas morning when you get a new follower. I feel the SAME way...And I should mention I am obsessed with Christmas. :) Come check out my blog sometime. :)

    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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

  19. So glad to meet you . . . your blog background is fabulous. I am so jealous that you live in the "Carolinas." Have you heard of the meet-up Hope King is hosting in your neck of the woods??? If you can swing it, you should think about going. I just got back from the Vegas meet up and it was an absolute blast :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  20. Hi Mariana,
    I stopped by actually to say, "You make a beautiful bride."
    I am a new blogger as of yesterday. I have spent my summer stalking blogs and decided to take the plunge. Hoping you will stop on by and take a look. I will be hopping back your way to get ideas from you as well. Even though my students are in 6th-8th grade some happen to be on a 1st-2nd grade reading level.
    Looking forward to blogging with you.
    BTW I have a brother who lives in South Carolina. What a beautiful part of our country.

    Teise's Tidbits

  21. so glad i found your page its so your newest follower...drop by =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  22. I found your blog through the Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower...swing by if you have a chance!

    Craft of Teaching

  23. I am your newest follower! I am having a birthday giveaway with the quietest classroom pencil sharpener an would love you to stop by!

    The Resourceful Apple

  24. I am a new follower. I wanted to Thank You for your advice on my blog. I called you Heather by mistake. I was visiting with Heather and you at the same time. I need to be careful with that. Linking to the linky buttons worked. Thanks for the website.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

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

    Mrs. Wood's Class

  26. I am glad I found your blog. I teach 2nd grade and am new to blogging as well. I love learning from others and discovering new ways to reach my students.
    Where Seconds Count

  27. Hello. I happened across your blog from the blog hop! I'm your newest follower! I'll be switching grades this year also! So much work to do! If you find a minute between all the craziness, I'd love if you could stop by and check out my blog!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

  28. Found you through the Newbie Blog Hop and now I'm your newest follower. I'd like to pass along an award to you! Hop over to my blog to claim it! :-) It's a great way to meet new bloggers!! I teach Kindergarten but also like to read 1st grade blogs so I know where my kiddos are headed the next year! :-)

    K is for Kinderrific

  29. Hi, Marianna! I am a new follower. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award! Come on over to my blog and check it out!

  30. Found you through the blog hop! North Carolina must be an awesome place to live, it's beautiful!

    Your newest follower,

  31. Hello! I also found you through the blog hop! I am new to the blogging world too! Come on by my blog anytime!

    Fantastic First Grade Friends

  32. Hello! I found your blog, as did so many others, at Janis' Newbie Blog Hop! I'm very new to bloggin and would love to have you hop on over and check out my blog when you get a chance. If you have any newbie advice I'd love to hear it!

    Your newest follower,