Friday, July 27, 2012

Newbie Blog Hop and Back to School Clip Art Snatch


I was so excited to find a linky part for newbie bloggers- because my blog is just a month-old baby at this point. I have been absolutely {AMAZED} at how much I can learn from other bloggers and this linky party is no exception. It is a great way to share and learn tips/tricks and pick up some new bloggy friends along the way!

If you are a newbie blogger too and want to link up, you'll need to answer the questions below. Here's my answers:

1. what state you are in: I currently live in Delaware. I moved here last October, but before that I lived all over- Tennessee, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virignia.

2. your current teaching position: This year I will be teaching third grade!

3. your teaching experience: I have taught first and second grade. Next year I will be teaching third grade and I'm super excited!

4. when you started blogging: I just jumped on the “blog wagon” at the end of June, so I truly am a newbie! I was quite the blog hopper/stalker last year, but just didn’t have the time to get my own up and running. I’m so excited to join the bloggy world. There were so many times last year when I would do something in my classroom and think, "I could write a blog about that...." This year I can!

5. share a blogging tip / blogging resource: I knew NOTHING about starting up a blog when I was getting everything set up. I wanted an original blog design and spent a lot of time figuring out how to make my own. Since then, I have found a{TON} of blog designers that would have saved me a lot of trouble! So if you are thinking about starting a blog, search for some blog designers and also Google “blog tutorials” for what you are trying to do. This is a website I have used a lot for tutorials:

I also wanted to leave you with a preview of my newest clipart bundle from Creative Clips Digital Clipart: Back to School Bash! I haven't been able to post it on TpT yet because the site seems to be having a few quirks still. I will hopefully have it up tomorrow. This is my biggest bundle of clipart yet {28 images including black line digital stamps} and you can snatch it up for personal or commercial use for just $4.00. {BUT} the first person to comment on this post will get it for free! Make sure to leave your email so I can pass it along to you :)


  1. I love this set! It is too cute! Your backpacks are sooo adorable. All the images are cute, but I just love how the backpacks are so detailed. I know I probably don't count for this comment, but I couldn't resist letting you know how good this set is!!!

    1. Thanks! Your comment can still count in the giveaway even though I have a partnership with but I will also give the set to the next person too :)

  2. Hey! I'm a third grade teacher, too. It's always nice to find another third grade teacher to follow.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

    1. I feel the same way! Since I am new to third grade this year, I am grabbing up as many ideas as I can from the third grade blogs out there. I am loving your "Making Connections" post- just downloaded all your anchor charts! They're awesome!

  3. Such cute graphics and a super cute blog! I'm your newest follower!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  4. Thanks so much! I just started following your blog too! I wish I had discovered it last year when I was teaching first grade, but I'll have to stash away lots of your good ideas in case I jump back down from third after this year :)

  5. So cute, Krista...I love your graphics! Wish I had seen this earlier...oh well...maybe next time. ;)


  6. Oh my goodness. This is some seriously cute clipart! I am in love...