Budding Blog!

I have a budding blog!  If your blog has less than 200 followers, so do you!  Head over to I {Heart} Recess and link up your blog.  I figure I better join this month because I'm almost to 200 followers!

1.  Why did you start blogging?

I had been reading teaching blogs for about a year and then started making purchases off of TpT as well.  I found everyone's blogs and ideas to be inspiring and thought it would be something fun to do and a way to rejuvenate my teaching.  So, as a new year's resolution, I set up this blog in January.

2.  What is your favorite subject to teach and why?

Reading!  I currently teach ELA to two second grade classes.  I fell in love with teaching reading when I got my first job teaching first grade.  I actually had no idea how to teach reading, but  I had to learn fast!  I love being able to turn kids into readers.

3.  Describe your teaching style.

I integrate technology into my teaching constantly and am always exploring the use of new tools in the classroom.  I am big on small group teaching and stations, as compared to whole class instruction.  I have been working on implementing a form of the Daily 5 for a couple years and want to begin using a reading workshop format. I also always make sure to keep a steady daily routine/schedule with my students while using a variety of instructional activities to keep my students engaged.

4.  Give three interesting facts about yourself.

I am originally from the Northeast (Massachusetts/Connecticut).
I got married last summer in Greece, just my husband and I.
I have this reputation for being extremely organized and on the ball, but in reality I'm a procrastinator and kind of messy!

5.  Do you have a TpT store?  If yes, post the link.

Yes, I do.  It is a work in progress, but click here to check it out!

I shared this summer reading list yesterday, but I am posting it again and linking up with Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies.  Click on the image to access the document.

Please don't forget to join my linky party and share some vocabulary tips!  Click the button below to find the post.


  1. Hi~I guess I should link up too because I don't have 200 followers either. :) Oh well, so many linkies, so little time! :) I'm following you if that helps! ;)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Hi there! Wow, CT to Texas is quite the move. I am from Western MA so I was interested to see that you were from the Northeast. I also love that you have a reputation for being organized and on the ball but are actually a procrastinator...that describes me exactly. I don't think anyone realizes just how bad I really am! I love your blog and your great ideas! :o)

  3. Hi! Thanks for posting about this linky because it gave me a chance to link up, too! I swear, I'm in the same boat. Organized reputation & a messy reality! Love that! Congratulations on your blog successes! I'm sure there are many more in the future!

    I'm hosting my first linky party this Wednesday on my blog. If you can, I'd love for you to link up!

    First Grade Follies

  4. I love the title of your blog! So glad that I found you through the linky! I will be teaching second grade next year, so I am looking forward to following your blog now that I found it. I completely understand how it is when you look like you are organized and together, but don't quite feel that way. Everyone always says I am so organized, but I want to ask them what room they just visited because it wasn't mine!


    Leaping into Teaching


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