Friday, 20 July 2012

New blogger blog hop!



I love these blog hops for new bloggers, it gives us a chance to get our blog out there to share!



Janis at Grade 3 is the Place for me is hosting a new blogger blog hop. So we have to share some information about ourselves


 1.  what state you are in

I am in New South Wales, Australia or Down Under as most people seem to know us.  It is Winter and really cold....

    2.  your current teaching position

I teach Grade 2/3 this year in a small rural school.  I have a great class this year

    3.  your teaching experience

I have been teaching for 13 years in the lower grade Kindergarten to Year 3.  Out of those 13 years I have only taught a straight grade twice, every other year I have taught a multi age or composite class.  One year I had Pre-school, 1, 2 and 3 in the same class.  I have also taught ESL for a short period of time.  The best part of my teaching career has been that I have taught in 3 different states and I am constantly amazed at how different school systems can be in the same country!! Crazy.

    4.  when you started blogging

I started blogging in June 2012, I'm so new to this I am still shiny!

    5.  share a blogging tip / blogging resource

One of the best things I did to get my name out there was to leave positive comments on other posts and always leave a link to your blog.  

I love the way I have been able to share in what other teachers are doing around the world and I am overwhelmed at the generosity of teachers as a profession.  I love making those connections, you know those moments when you go "Ohhh, that is such a cool idea"  I am going to steal use that idea in my room/with my kids.
What it really comes down to though is I am a people person and to be able to communicate with other teachers from around the world is awesome!  
So if you are a new blogger link up and join the hop!




30 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you joined in this blog hop! I have to apologize for not stating "what state or country you are in"!! I'm obviously very knew to this blogging thing! But, it makes me extra excited to see how blogging really can bring people together!!
    Grade Three is the Place for Me

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  2. I found you through the Blog Hop! I hope you will come over and become a follower! :)
    Australia is my husband's dream trip- hopefully we'll make it someday!

    Erin
    First with Franklin

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  3. I found you through the Newbie Blog Hop. I am your newest follower. Come and check my newbie blog out when you get the chance.
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  5. I am your newest follower. Come on over and visit my blog.

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  6. I love how blogs connect us all. It is great to meet you! I am your newest follower! I am a new blogger too and found you on the newbie blog hop. I love connecting with other teachers and getting new ideas!
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  7. I'm hopping through the blog hop too and found you today! My - you have had a crazy teaching career thus far - bouncing around all over the place! You probably have a lot of tips and tricks up your sleeve as a result.
    I'm a newbie too and am planning on linking up but I have to following the blog hop first!
    Diane
    schoolhousetreasures

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  8. OOOPS - forgot to tell you that I'm your newest follower too!
    Diane

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  9. What a fantastic way to link up with new bloggers! To all my new followers I am so glad it is the weekend and I have the chance to check out all your blogs so look for me I'll be your newest follower and Good Luck on your blog journeys
    Tania
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope that you do enjoy third grade. Let me know if you would ever be able to connect classrooms for some sort of project. Skyping might be tough because of the time difference, but surely we could find some way to collaborate. I love finding ways to help my students learning about other areas of the world.

    Your newest follower,
    Julie

    www.thehipteacher.blogspot.com

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    1. Julie, I HAVE been looking for someone to link up with and yes the time difference is an issue but the other issue is that our Department (District Office) won't let us have skype on our school network we have to use our video conferencing system which requires IP addresses etc etc...but if you are still keen I will try to work out from my end how to....my kids would love to talk to someone across the world. I live in a small country town and many of my kids will only see this town, even going to a city like Sydney (5 hr drive from here) will never happen for them.
      Tania

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  11. Hi...I just found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop and am now a follower. I hope you hop over to my blog for a visit.
    Amy
    Adventures In Teaching

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    1. I did hop over for a visit and I am your newest follower (:

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  12. Following from the hop and having a fun time checking out all of your great things!

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    1. I love the apples on your blog and I am your newest follower
      Tania

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  13. Great of you to stop by all the way from down under. We visited your beautiful country about a year and a half ago. I was so excited to check "dive the Great Barrier Reef" off my bucket list. We also spent New Year's Eve in Sydney. It was definitely a trip I will always remember.

    Heather
    room 4 imagination

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    1. The Great Barrier Reef is just one of our lovely jewels down under and Queensland is my home state so I know you must have had a beautiful time up/down there. I love your blog and am your newest follower
      Tania

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


    Mrs.D
    Reading with Mrs. D

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  15. Wow! Australia!! When I was a kid growing up in Pennsylvania, my dad strongly considered moving us there. By the way, I am a follower from the hop! Best wishes on your new blog!
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

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  16. Thanks Laura, I'm your newest follower! I love living in Australia, as a military kid and now a military wife I have been lucky to visit or to have lived in every state of our beautiful country. I have also travelled o/s a few times, I even got to LA. It really makes you appreciate how unique our country is.

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  17. It is great connecting with you through the blog hop! Can't wait to explore your blog!!

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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  18. I found you on the newbie blog hop! We started teaching the same year...2000! Makes it easy to do the math for number of years teaching:) I started blogging this July and hope you will check me out. Off to look at your CAFE board...just read Daily 5...all new to me! Also, how did you get your labels in your sidebar arranged that way? Thanks in advance for any advice!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  19. I'm your newest follower through the blog hop. I'm so excited to get ideas from you! Hop on over and visit my blog.

    Kathy

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  20. Hi Tania,
    I’m your newest follower! I am also a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. Hop on over and visit sometime! :)
    Corinna
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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  21. I am a 2nd grade teacher from Kansas and I am a Newbie too. I am a new follower of yours and I am excited to see what you do Down Under with your second graders. Come by my small blog and check it out when you have some time.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

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  22. I am so happy that I stumbled across your blog through the linky party! Welcome Bloggy Newbie!
    Drop by anytime :)

    Tracy

    Creekside Teacher Tales

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  23. I just found your blog through the newbie blog hop and I am your newest follower!! It is so cute!! I would love for you to visit when you have a chance.

    Jess
    Mrs. Wood's Class

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  24. I found your blog through this blog hop. I loved reading about you and your experiences. I can't wait to read more!
    Amy
    If you get a moment stop on over and say Hello!
    Where Seconds Count

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  25. Ooh! How exciting to find someone from another country to follow! Very excited to stumble across your blog. If you get a chance, come on over and check out mine!

    Kristin
    Teaching In A Nutshell

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  26. I found you on the newbie blog hop! I'm a blogging newbie myself. I teach 3rd grade in California. Please hop on over to check out my blog when you get a chance.
    Your newest follower,
    Tammy
    Groovyin3rd.blogspot.com

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