Friday, July 20, 2012

Newbie Bloggers Blog Hop...

Hiya friends! During my daily blog stalking I can across a linky party that is perfect for me and probably many of you! It's for new bloggers!! A way to meet other teachers in your same boat. So, here's to making new friends...

    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. Sunny California
2. First grade (and parts of second grade... long story)
3. 7th year (9th if you count student teaching and a year of substitute    teaching)
4. I tried briefly last year but wasn't committed. This time around, I've been going strong since June of 2012. Go me!!
5. Set a timer!!!! I can't count the number of times I've spent all day/night on here hopping from blog to blog. I would always say, "Just one more..." Now I decide how much time I can afford to spend stalking and I set a timer. When it goes off, I stop. It takes some discipline, but I now have time for the other necessities. Best of both worlds!!

Hope you'll link up so we can get to know more about you! And thanks to Janis at Grade Three if For Me for creating this linky!

Now I'm off to continue working on my calendar and other classroom labels! 

Best wishes,


  1. Hi! I found you through the Newbie Blog Hop! I just nominated you for an award! Come on by and pick it up! :o)


  2. You are soooooo right about that timer!!! And here I am, sitting stalking your blog. If only I would learn....

  3. 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.
    Adventures In Teaching

  4. Setting a timer is a great idea! I have found myself blog stalking well into the night/morning before! As a matter of fact, I'm blog stalking right now!!! No timer in sight though...I'll have to work on that! LOL I found you through the Newbie Hop!

    Newest Follower,
    Lanier's Kindergarten Lions

  5. I definitely could use your tip as I sit here following the blog hop and 1:30 AM.

    room 4 imagination

  6. This whole blog-business is highly addictive,isn't it? I'm your newest follower! Welcome to blogging!!! You will LOVe it!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  7. How do I link? Remember, I'm a newbie! Oh, & I'm doing it from an iPad, if that makes a difference.

  8. A timer would be a great idea!! I bet I would say "just one more minute" though! :) 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!

  9. Hi! I'm a new follower! Check out my blog:

  10. I'm so glad another Californian joined my first blog hop! I'm in the OC. Where are you?

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

  11. Yes, I have spent many nights reading blogs. I think this might be one of those nights. I'm enjoying reading all these new blogs.

    I am now a follower of your blog.

    Ms. Fiorini’s Stadium

  12. Hi!! I found you from the blog hop!! I am your newest follower!! I hope you'll stop by my blog sometime soon!!

    A Day in First Grade

  13. I totally need to start setting a timer. A few times I have looked at the clock and told myself that I will get off at such and such time! It's unbelievable how sucked in I can get, and apparently others too :) I am your newest follower!
    Come visit me at

  14. I, too, love the timer idea! I have lost many nights that way!I just found your blog on the newbie blog hop and am your newest follower. Come over and check my blog out!
    Sample’s Superstars

  15. I am your newest follower from the hop! I definitely have to start using a timer - what a great idea!

  16. Hey, I found you on the Newbie Blog Hop!!! So excited to participate and even more excited to find other first grade teachers. :)

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  17. Love your owls! So I nominated you for The versatile Blogger Award.
    hop by my blog and pick it up.
    Jessica :0)

  18. Great tip! I so need to set a timer when I'm on the computer!! Hours go by and I get disappointed that I wasted all that time. Yikes! I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog sometime. :)

    WILD About First Grade!

  19. I teach in a private school too. I'm a new follower!

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

  20. Hi Rebecca,
    I found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop and I LOVE it! I nominated you for the Liebster award. The Liebster award is an award for newbies with less than 200 followers. When you get a chance check out my blog for details and to grab the award! See you there!
    Laugh Live Love Learn

  21. When I saw that "sunny California" statement pop up on your post, I had to follow. There aren't a ton of us West Coast ladies, so we've gotta stick together. Glad I found you today.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  22. It's nice to stumble on another California blogger! I found you through the Newbie Blog Hop. Your timer idea is a good one. I should use that.
    First Grade Found Me

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


    Creekside Teacher Tales

  24. First Grade teacher here too! Think the idea about the timer is great! I am a night owl and get lost hopping from one link to another and before I know it half the night is away! I am your newest follower and want to meet everyone, but especially newbie firsties, so we can learn together on our blogging adventure! Please stop by and say hi!

    Teacher's Toolkit

  25. 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.

    Mrs. Wood's Class

  26. I just found your blog!!! I'm your newest follower!
    Hop over and check out mine! :)

    Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids

  27. Rebecca,
    I’m your newest follower! I am also a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. Your blog is adorable!
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  28. Rebecca,

    Thank you for leaving me your WONDERFUL comment/compliment on my blog. You are just too sweet! I am now your newest follower too! Oh, I noticed that we are both in California. I am in NoCal.. What part are you in? Okay, off to blog stalking now! :-)


  29. The timer sounds like a good idea. Sometimes I use my clock, but then I always make excuses. Maybe I'd make less excuses if I used a timer! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to head over to my blog and check it out!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

  30. What a great idea to set a timer although I would probably continue to say "just one more." If you have time hop over to my blog and check it out

  31. Hi! I found your blog through the newbie blog linky! I am your newest follower, swing by when you can!

    Miss Augustine's Kindergarten

  32. I would like to pass along an award to you! Hop over to my blog to claim it.


    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

  33. Hi! I'm your newest follower :) Love your timer idea..I am totally obsessed with blog stalking. That sounds like an easy way to keep me from being a late night party animal!

    Carrie :)
    The First Grade Derby

  34. Timer? If only I would STOP to listen for the buzzer! What do you suggest for those teachers like me who are OCD and have the special super-power to "mind-mute" the timer? LOL! Great meeting up with you through the linky party!

    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  35. Hey Ashley,
    What a cute and colorful page. I found it through the blog hop! I am a newbie and just started a blog. I feel like all i do now it blog hop and try to work on mine. It is so addiction! hahaha