Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Newbie Blog Hop

I joined my first blog hop(s) yesterday and it was such a great way to find some amazing bloggers out there! I am SOOO impressed with the way technology is linking teachers together to share ideas and knowledge!! So, I thought I would start a blog hop for people out there like myself who recently took the plunge and started blogging. We may need to help each other out a bit!  I hope you link up and tell everyone:

    1.  what state you are in
    2.  your current teaching position
    3.  your teaching experience
    4.  when you started blogging
    5.  share a blogging tip / blogging resource

1.  I'm in California
2.  I currently teach third grade...and lovin' it!
3.  I taught first grade for 14 years and just finished my second year of teaching third
4.  I just started blogging this July
5.  Experienced bloggers are extremely ANNOYED by the "leave a comment word verifiers"!  Turn them off!  You can learn how here:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you link up!


Tracey Schimke said...

Hi Janis. I'm joing your Newbie linky. So excited! I really wanted to get one started, so this is wonderful!
I did everything, but the link above isn't showing my picture. It has my link, but not picture. Do you know if I can do something? Thanks-

Third Grade All Stars

The Hip Teacher said...

Thanks for the tip on the Newbie Blogger Hop-I will definitely be linking up! Oh, and thanks for sharing the link to the blogging tips. I will be reading up on those!


Kim in Kansas said...

Hi Janis! I linked up, good to find you!

Kelley Dolling said...

I stumbled across you today via Kim in Kansas' blog (the comment right above me . . . hehehehehe)! I am from Cali too! We've gotta stick together as their aren't all that many of us ;) Glad I found you!

Kelley Dolling
Teacher Idea Factory

Megan @ I Teach. What's Your Super Power? said...

Hey! I just came back to grab your button for my 3rd Grade Blog Lovin' page and was so excited to see the link to my Blog Baby Blog page. Thanks!!

I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

Christa Swaney said...

I am your newest follower and I signed up for the Blog Hop! Come check out my new blog!!



Jess said...

Thanks for hosting this linky!! I have now officially linked up! What a great idea!

From Blood to Books!

PJ Jots said...

Hi Janice!
I am your newest follower! I have a new blog, too! I nominated you for an award. Visit P.J. Jots!

Mrs. Goodwin said...

Thanks so much for making this blog hop. I am so excited to blog and share ideas this school year. I learn so much from all the blogs I follow

Excited to be your 50th follower.

Mission Control said...

Thanks for starting this Blog Hop. It's a great way to support each other!

Kelly Miller said...

Thanks for hosting the Newbie Blog Hop and I've linked up. I am very new with this as well:) I'm happy to be following you!

Kelly Teach

Mrs.H said...

I have awarded you the Liebster Award. Come over to my blog to get your award!

:) I am a new follower!!!

Cyndi Lacy said...

I love this blog hop idea! I'm going to try to link up in the next few days! I'm your newest follower! I'd love for you to stop by my blog sometime!

Lacy's Letters

Susan Moran said...

Such a cute idea! I am finding do many new blogs I didn't know about... like yours!

T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

Brigid said...

Just linked up with this linky party! Great idea! I am your newest follower! I would love for you to stop by my blog and follow! Thanks for sharing!
Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

K. Almaraz said...

This just made my day! Thank you for setting it up. Hope to see you on my blog :)
Our Future is Bright

Jessie said...

Thank you for setting this up! It's great :) I've nominated you for an award. Come by my blog to claim it!

Look Who's Teaching

Angi said...

I found you through Stephanie from Maestra Bilingüe. :) What a great way to find other new bloggers!

★ First-Graders from Outer Space ★

MsGinGrade3 said...

LOOOOVE This! Thank you for setting this up :)

Ms. G In Grade 3

Mrs. P said...

Thanks for hosting such a great blog hop! This is the first one I have ever participated in! I have already found some wonderful blogs!

That's So Second Grade

Layla Wiedrick Henry said...

Thanks for hosting this! I love connecting with other teachers and new bloggers!


Fancy Free in Fourth

Ashley Nicole said...

This newbie blog hop has been fantastic! Thank you!!

I nominated you for the “Liebster Blog” award which means “favorite” or “dearest” in German. Come visit me to pick up your award! :)

Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

Nikki Lutzke said...

Thanks for setting up a great blog hop for the newbie bloggers out there! What a great way to link up!

I'd love to have you stop by my blog and check it out!


Kelly said...

Thank you so much for the linky! I am so glad I found your blog as I will be teaching 3rd grade this year and I LOVE your ideas! I will definitely be stealing (borrowing) a few!

Teaching Joys said...

Such a good idea! I am your newest follower! Check out my blog sometime! I am having a giveaway right now!

Teaching Joys

Monica said...

Found you through the Newbie Linky! I'm your newest follower. Come over and visit my blog some time!

Classroom Capers

Jayme and Val said...

What a great linky party. We just became your newest followers. Check us out when you get a chance!

Andrea said...

Great idea! It is nice to get ideas from other bloggers who are in the same boat! Thanks!!

Reading Toward the Stars

AthenaPhoenix said...

Thanks for organizing a great hop! I'm a new follower!

Strive to Sparkle

Mrs D said...

thank you so much for hosting this blog hop, I've now added a bunch of new blogs! Including yours, yay!!

Reading with Mrs. D
Endless Pinabilities

Kathy said...

As you can tell, this is my first link-up (LOL!) because I tried to crop my image and as you can see, my link is there without my blog icon. Can you tell me how to get it back on? Thanks! Kathy

Danielle Irons said...

I was so excited when I was redirected here from Fifth Grade Fancy for the new blogger blog hop. I am new to blogging so this is my first "hop".

I love your blog, and I am a new follower. I will be adding you as a link from my blog.

I would love if you have time to go check out my new blog:

Thanks :)

FourthGrade Flipper said...

Thank you for the newbie blog hop!! I just happened to find it and am so glad I did! I just started blogging the first week of July. I am LOVING it!
Fourth Grade Flipper

Kristin Kennedy said...

Thanks for hosting this wonderful blog hop. I've connected with many wonderful new blogs.:)
iTeach 1:1

S. Simpson said...

What a great idea for a blog hop, thanks for setting it up. I'm going to come back to check out some of these new blogs and to get some advice too.

✰ Stacy

Simpson Superstars

Amanda Madden said...

Just found your blog through this blog hop! I'm going to have to link up myself - terrific idea for us newbies! :)

Teaching Maddeness
Come join my 500 Follower Giveaway!

Crystal said...

I am so excited that you started a blog hop for newbie bloggers!! I will be linking up and joining the blog hop as soon as I figure out what to do!! I am your newest follower!
Ms Jones Junction

KinderRoom103 said...

Thanks for organizing this! I am your newest follower!

Jen said...

Thanks for doing this blog hop! I'm excited to check them all out!

Teaching and Tech

Jean Robinson said...

Anyone know how I can change the image that shows up. I wanted to put my picture on there but chose the boring generic one by mistake. :(

Jean Robinson

Patti Wilson said...

Fantastic idea! I am about to link up :)

One Class, One Sound

K is for Kinderrific said...

Thanks so much for hosting this! It's such a great idea for us newbies!! :-)

Debbie :-)
K is for Kinderrific

Samantha Pasqua said...

Thanks so much for this blog hop! I have been adding new people because of this :)

Tina721 said...

Janis, What a great idea! Thank you so much for having this for us newbies! I was beginning to think I would never get a follower and this inspires me to create some awesome blogs now! Thank you!

Amber Leigh said...

Love this idea! Just found your blog from it and added mine! :)

Laura said...

Thanks for hosting this! I'm a speech path in the schools, and my sister has been introducing me to all the great teacher blogs! I hope you'll come visit me at

Miss Cosby said...

This is a perfect blog hop for me!!! (It's also my first blog hop) I've only been blogging a few months and I've 'met' so many great bloggers. So excited to be a part of this.
You Might Be a First Grader...

Carole said...

Thanks for hosting this. I am new to blogging and this is my first blog hop. I am excited to be participating!

Shelly Sitz said...

Thanks for hosting this wonderful blog hop! Great idea for us newbies!!!

Kimberly said...

I love this blog hop! I am linked up.

Mrs. Saunders' Lovelies said...

I am loving your newbie blogger hop!!! Stop by and check out my first linky party ever about first day procedures!!
Mrs. Saunders' Lovelies

Kate said...

Great idea for a blog hop!! I can't wait to link up. I just hosted a linky party today - come and link up if you can!

Second Grade Sparkle

Chrissy said...

Thanks for doing this, Janis. It's so fun to meet new bloggers.
First Grade Found Me

Meridith said...

I am your newest follower and I have linked up with you!

Sarah Lane said...

This is amazing! I have learned so much about blogging and it's nice to see I'm not alone! Thanks for creating a great way to keep all the great new blogs in one place! I've already bookmarked this page!

Laughing with Lane

Nichole Falkowski said...

Thanks for this blog hop! I linked up and I am your newest follower!

Craft of Teaching

Colleen said...

Love this Blog Hop! And, it led me to your adorable blog! I'm your newest follower :)
Totally Terrific in Texas

catherine said...

I'm following too. Thanks for a fun linky party. I'm finding lots of new blogs to follow. :)

Kinder Cuties

Owl Things First said...

Thanks! This is the first blog hop I've done!
Owl Things First

Homemade First Grade said...

I found you on the blog hop. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Bibb said...

Hi!! I am a new follower and I also jumped on your blog hop link up! Jump over to my blog if you get a chance....Mrs. B's Nook

Jen Martin said...

I just joined the Blog Hop! What a great idea!

Adventures in Mrs. Martin's Room

Jennifer Ruiz said...

I love this blog hop. I totally agree with you and word verification. It is so annoying!!

Darling Little Learners

Pam M. said...

Well I think I definitely qualify as a newbie. I just started blogging today. Thanks for this. Hopefully I did the linking correctly?

Nikki Sabiston said...

Thanks so much for starting this blog hop! I've really enjoyed looking through so many new blogs and ideas for the last few days. I've only been blogging for a month and it's nice to connect with others who are new at this, too!

Teaching in Progress

Kristin said...

I'm so excited for this BlogHop. I just signed up. Thanks for sharing!

Teaching In A Nutshell

Angela Nerby said...

Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first blog hop, and I'm looking forward to finding some new friends! I'm your newest follower :)

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade

Rebby said...

Thanks for hosting! This is also my first blog hop, linky, etc. and I'm so excited about finding new teacher/blogger friends! Newest follower! :)

Classroom Compulsion

Brittany Hutchinson said...

Thank you so much for setting this up! Can't wait to share more in the future :)

Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit

Jenny Brown said...

Hi, I just joined your link-up! I read about it over on Polka Dots and Pencils. I am excited about getting some new visitors through it, so thanks for setting it up! I also didn't know that adding to it on her site would automatcially add it on your site, so I added it twice. Can you delete the second one? I'm glad I did it, though, because I learned something new! I also added the code on my own post, but I explained to readers that if they added it on mine, it would automatically be added to yours because it was the same one! Thanks again!

Katie said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower! So excited about finding new blogger friends!

Ms. Mentzer's Kindergarten Class said...

Thank you so much for hosting this!! I am excited to check out all of the blogs including yours!!
Michelle :)
Kindergarten Stars

Martha Sosa said...

Hi! Joined your link-up! This is my first one! :) And thanks for sharing about that word verification thing.

If you get a minute check out my newborn blog!

Once Upon a Third Grade Class


Inside The Classroom said...

Great Blog Hop Idea! I am always looking for ways to find new amazing blogs! There are so many great ones, I think I'm going to have to spend the next hour checking all of them out!


The Hands-On Teacher said...

Great idea! I just linked up :)

The Hands-On Teacher in First!

Mercedes Hutchens said...

Your blog hop made me want more tips sO I'm hosting a Tips for Newbies Linky. I'd love for you to join in.

The Teacher's Work Room said...

This is great, Thanks!

Deanna Schuler said...

Thank you so much! I was just thinking I needed to join a linky party! Awesome!

Robyn Goodman said...

Thanks for a great way to meet new bloggers! I am really enjoying looking through all the blogs.

Being Elementary in Middle School

♥ S. said...

Thank you so much for hosting this! As a newbie-blogger, I can not WAIT to start exploring the many, many, MANY other bloggers who participated! I linked up, too!

First Class First Grade

Marianne said...

Thank you for this hop! This is great! I wanted to join one when I came across yours. How intimidating some of them can be! I need to get my feet a little wet first I guess! Thanks again!

Lindsay Topolewski said...

Can anyone help a newbie out? I have no idea how to link but I so desperately want to participate in all these fun things!! Can someone walk an extremely new blogger through the steps?

Janis Leach said...

Lindsay, click the blue words at the bottom of all the buttons. Complete all the info and you'll be added in!

Then, come back to this page and click on "Get the code here" also underneath all the buttons.

PS I was going to reply via email but you are a "no-reply blogger." Here's a tutorial to fix that:

Good luck and welcome to blogging!

grella monsters said...


This is such a great resource. I am such a newbie it took me bit to figure out how to link up...hahaha In the process I didn't crop my picture.. so part of it is cut off...can I fix this somehow?

I am so excited to check out all these blogs!!!

Meghan Weller said...

Thanks for hosting this awesome Linky Party! I'm hoping to "link" up with some great teachers!


Ms.M said...

Thanks! I just found your blog through the TPT message boards. I'm your newest follower!

Ms. M

Ms. Michelle Louise said...

I'm ready to hop!
Thanks for the start up!

~Michelle Louise
Fish In Trees

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