Thursday, July 19, 2012

An Award and Newbie Blog Hop

I have been given another award from Lacy at Lacy's Letters. I'm so happy to have received the Versatile Blogger Award!



Here are the rules for the award:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their site.
2. Include the award image in your post.
3. Give seven random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and include a link to their site.
5. Let bloggers know they've been nominated.


Here are some Random Facts about myself:-
1. I have been dancing since I was three years old! I have done tap, jazz, ballet, and pointe.
2. I have tried out to be a cheerleader for an NFL team (twice).
3. Disneyland is my most favorite place in the world.
4. My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years.
5. I have 3 pets in my apartment: a hamster named Rosie, a peach-face lovebird named Keen, and a bearded dragon named Spike.
6. I love chocolate :)
7. I love baking cupcakes with my mom.
8. Pinterest is my secret addiction.
9. I struggle a lot with technology (can you tell).
10. I am a huge sucker for animals! Especially dogs.
11. My family is spread across 5 different states--but we are extremely close.
12. I look EXACTLY like my grandmother and great-grandmother.
13. I hate living in apartments.

Now for the nominations:
1. It's Grow Time
2. Second Grade Silliness
3. The Hands-On Teacher
4. Heather's Heart
5. A Cupcake for the Teacher
6. Teach on a Limb
7. The Meek Moose
8. T.G.I.F
9. Learning is Something to Treasure
10. The Picture Book Teacher's Edition
11. Third Grade All Stars
12. Grade Three is the Place for Me
13. Our Future is Bright
14. I Live 2 Learn. I Live 2 Grow
15. Second Grade Sunshine

Now for the Newbie Blog Hop...


Thank you to Janis from Grade Three is the Place for Me! for putting together this great newbie blog hop.

When you join, make sure you share:

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 teach in sunny California.
2. I am currently teaching third grade.
3. This will be my second (official year) in third grade. I did a lot of volunteer work and my student teaching in third grade. I also have spent some time working and volunteering in kindergarten, 4th, and high school (long-term sub job).
4. I started blogging about less than a month ago.
5. My tip is to do any linky parties that other blogs host! It is a great way to get your new blog some exposure :)


38 comments:

  1. HI! You just followed me and I just followed you! Thank you for the award! :) I will tell you how to add your blog site in your comment, but email me so I can write it down. teachtb@sbcglobal.net
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  2. Thanks for the shout-out Jessie! Just to let you know, my name's Cyndi, you have Lacy up there! I know it's confusing with my blog name, maybe I should change it to Mrs. Lacy's Letters!!

    Cyndi
    Lacy's Letters

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  3. Thanks so much for the award!! :) I love that newbie blogger linky idea! SO COOL!

    Marie

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  4. Thanks so much for the award!! I really appreciate it. My friend is a newbie blogger. I'll have to direct her to this linky!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  5. HI there, I just found you... love finding new blog friends. How fun that you tried out to be a prof. cheerleader. How cool is that.? You must be a cutie!! I'm your newest follower. :o)
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  6. I also live in California! I am in So Cal, whereabouts are you? It''s nice to meet you! I am your newest follower! I saw you on the Newbie Blog Hop. I am a new blogger and love connecting with other teachers!
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  7. Hi Jessie,
    I am now a follower via the Newbie Blog Hop (What a great idea!!). Please hop over and visit back if you get a chance.
    Amy
    www.adventuresinteaching.net

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  8. I teach 3rd grade too. A happy hello to blogging. Stop on by.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  9. I am moving down to 3rd grade this year, so I am happy to be your newest follower!

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  10. So glad I found you on the Newbie linky party! Congrats on the award! I am your newest follower!
    Leah
    Learning 4 Keeps

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  11. @vicky1970
    Thanks! Trying out for the team was so much fun :) I'm really glad I did it.

    Thanks for following :)
    Jessie

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  12. @Kelly You will love third grade! It is so much fun :) Thanks for following

    Jessie

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  13. @YearntoLearnI love finding new 3rd grade blogs :) Thanks for following!

    Jessie

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  14. @Layla Wiedrick HenryI teach in northern cali. I started a new blog so I can connect with other teachers. I love it so far! I'm still trying to get used to this blogging technology. But, I'm slowly figuring it out.

    Jessie

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  15. I found you through this linky and am your newest follower. I student taught in third- it's a wonderful grade. I'm going to be teaching fourth this year. I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime.:)
    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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    1. Thank you for following. I student taught third and fourth grade. Before student teaching I did a lot of volunteer work and observation in third grade. Fourth is a lot of fun. I did a lot of projects with the students that allowed them to work in groups and express creativity. They were such a great group of kids :)

      Thanks for following,
      Jessie

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


    Mrs.D
    Reading with Mrs. D

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  17. Well, that link didn't work. I am actually at learning-4-keeps.blogspot.com. LOL Can you tell I am a newbie? :)

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    1. It's okay! I'm struggling with things too :) The designer of my blog is outstanding! She is very helpful.

      Jessie

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  18. Thanks for following my blog! I'm going to be new to third after having taught first grade for the last four years. I'm nervous and excited all at the same time! If you have any tips, please send them my way!!

    Judy

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    1. Congrats on teaching third grade! It is such a fun grade :) The biggest thing is reading comprehension. I use Daily 5 and CAFE. I also use writer's workshop for writing. I'm also looking into using T.I.M.E for math--since I already use Daily 5. I will be adding more posts soon as the school year starts :) Don't worry, 3rd great is so fun!

      Jessie

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  19. Hi,
    I found your blog through the newbie blog hop and am your newest follower. I teach third grade too and love this age group. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Visit my blog to receive the award.
    Diane
    schoolhousetreasures

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    1. I love teaching third grade :) This will be my second year teaching. Thank you for the award :)

      Jessie

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  20. I found you through the blog hop. Glad I did! I'm happy to find another 3rd grade teacher to follow.

    Megan

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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    1. Thanks for following! I love networking with other third grade teachers. Where do you teach?

      Jessie

      Ps. I LOVE your blog name :)

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  21. It is great connecting with you through the blog hop! Excited to find a fellow 3rd grade teacher!! Can't wait to explore your blog!!

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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    1. I love networking with other 3rd grade teachers. It is one of the main reasons I started blogging :)

      Jessie

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

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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    1. My co-teacher bought one of those! They are amazing :) I'll stop by your blog and check it out.

      Jessie

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  23. Thanks for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award!! It will be on my next blog posting! I'm a CA teacher, too. There's word of a CA blogger meet up! Nothing official, but I'm kind of spreading the word. So, keep your eyes and ears open if you are interested!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

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    1. You're very welcome, I love your blog! I would love to go to a blogger meet up. That sounds like so much fun!

      Jessie

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  24. Hi Jessie!! I just found your blog and I am your newest follower. I love connecting with other third grade teachers out there. Stop by when you have a chance!!

    Jess
    Mrs. Wood's Class

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    1. I love connecting with other third grade teachers too! That's one of the main reasons I started blogging. Thanks for following :)

      Jessie

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  25. It would be great to link up with you! I am also a 3rd grade teacher, and a newbie blogger. I have a few word work activities / spelling activites I can share with you if you shoot me an e-mail.

    http://www.3rdgradetroops.blogspot.com/

    - Brooke

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    1. That would be awesome! I'm going to start building my word work activities and worksheets next week. I have all the materials, now I just need the directions and worksheets.

      Jessie

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