Monday, July 23, 2012

For Newbie Bloggers

I was visiting a new blog called A Passion for Primary and she posted about a linky party for New Bloggers. Well, I Blog Hopped on over to the party and decided to add myself to the linky.  The linky party is hosted by Grade Three is the Place For Me.



I still feel like I fit in here since I just started my blog in June. So here is a little bit of information about me.

1. What state do you live in?
             I live in the state of Kansas.

2. What is your current teaching position?
            I currently teach 2nd grade.

3. What is your teaching experience?
            Well, I started my teaching career in New Mexico in a third grade classroom. I taught that grade for 3 years and then moved to Kindergarten.  During the middle of my fourth year of teaching, my husband got a job in a small town in Kansas, so we moved during Christmas Break. Needless to say, someone had to die in these small towns in order to get a teaching job so I did a lot of subbing. We lived in this town for about 2 years and then my husband received another job in Nebraska SOOOOO off we went to Omaha. It did not take me long at all to get a teaching position there. I taught 2nd grade for a year and a half and GUESS WHAT???? my husband did not like the BIG corporate company he was working for so we  up and moved again during the middle of the school year.  We headed back to his hometown of Pretty Prairie, Kansas and THANK GOODNESS!! we have been here ever since. I interviewed for a job share position during that Christmas Break and started teaching third grade in January of 2000 in Wichita, Kansas.  It is a 50 minute drive for me each day (one way) but I enjoy the wind down time that I have before I get home. I have been in this building every since but different grade levels at times.  I taught 3rd grade for half a year, then 1st grade for 8 years and now 2nd grade for three.  I am very happy in 2nd grade. 

4. When did you start blogging?
             June 2012 ~ I began my blog because I wanted to be part of the Daily 5 Book Study that was going on at the time. I had already done the Daily 5 last year but I wanted to make it even better. I am so glad I did. It has been so much fun reading others comments and meeting new teachers.

5.  Share a blogging tip or resources.
          Well, I really don't have many. I did have to learn how to attach my blog name to comment posts so people can visit your blog. If you don't know how to do that, here are the directions:

First type in this-<a
href="http:// 
then add your website address
then one of these  ">
then add the name of your blog
and finally this </a>  

This is what it should look like all done 

<a
href="http://tammyflickingerpage.blogspot.com">Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis</a>

I hope that helps some of the newbies out there.

I also agree with Rene from A Passion for Primary. Blogs that have sooo much on it are so hard to follow and they look messy. I am an organized person and I like blogs that have clean lines.

I hope you enjoyed reading about me and I hope you come over and visit my blog and become a follower. Hopefully pretty soon I will be sharing teaching ideas and activities once school starts.

Until Next Time,
        Happy Blogging





25 comments:

  1. Glad to have found your blog! I'm your newest follower!
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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    1. Thanks Chrissy! I'm glad that you came by. :)

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  2. Hi Tammy...thanks for stopping by. I am your newest follower and I'm glad I found your blog, since have been wondering how other bloggers got their blog name to come up as a link. I do have a question though, where do you put the code you listed above?
    Thanks,
    Amy

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    1. After I write my comment, I skip 2 lines and write it in the box. Once you publish it, it will show up as your Blogsites Name. For example, I am writing this then I would skip 2 lines

      Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis=

      I put the = at the end so that it won't work. This is what you will see until you publish, then it will only show your Blog Name. Hope that helps.

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    2. Man that should not have worked, lets try it again.

      <a
      href="http://tammyflickingerpage.blogspot.com>Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis</a>

      okay this time I left out a quotation mark after "com". Let's see if it stays

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  3. Awesome tip...now if I just knew where to put the code....please tell us!

    I am your newest follower...I hope you will come check out my blog and become a follower. Mrs. B's Nook

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    1. Look about Dee! Hopefully that makes sense for both of you. I will definitely come over and visit. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog Tammy, I am your newest follower
    Tania
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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  5. Hello! I'm a new blogger too! :) Happy to be your newest follower! Just posted a cool tech tip tonight on my BLOG. Check it out! If you like it, join me! Blog-sharing is the best! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Holly. I will definitely come over. There are so many blogs to go through. It is going to take me a while. Thanks for following.

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  6. Welcome to blogging! You will love it and soon be addicted with it if you already aren't.
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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    1. I am soooo addicted it is crazy. I am not getting anything else done. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  7. I didn't realize that my example was way wrong. I changed it so hopefully it will work for you now. So sorry. I guess I can blame it on being a Newbie. :)

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  8. I just gave you an award! Hop over and claim it girlie!

    Hoppin in First Grade

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    1. Thanks Angela. I am on my way. :)

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  9. Hi Tammy! Just stopping in to thank you for following me and to check out your blog...:) I am following you too now!I'm off to check things out!

    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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    1. Thank you Vicky! I really like the name of your blog. I will be back often to see what you post.

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  10. Thanks for answering...I'm going to try it right now on this post....
    Amy

    Adventures In Teaching

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  11. Woo Hoo...it worked. Thanks again!!

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  12. Tammy,
    I am your newest follower. I just started blogging 5 days ago. My blog is a work in progress.
    I have been teaching for 30 years. I currently teach 6th-8th Special Ed Literacy. this will be my first year ever teaching just one subject! In the past I have taught all subjects...so I am really excited about the new school year. Looking forward to following you and hopefully you will hop over my way.

    Debbie

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    1. What a relief! Only teaching one subject this next year. That would be such a blessing. Thanks for coming over and visiting. I will definitly make my way over to your site right now.

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  13. I'm your newest follower! I love this newbie blog hop. I've also given you the blog liebster award. Stop by Totally Terrific Teaching to pick it up.

    Joell

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    1. What a nice surprise! Thank you so much for awarding me this award. I will be over shortly to grab it. Many Blessings.

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