Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank you & New things to share!

I have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to the bloggy world and the year 2011.
I started my blog in April, slightly unsure of it's direction and slightly sure. I knew what I wanted to post about, but wasn't sure how it would all come together. Before I knew it I was caught up in the teacher blog world and I. AM. LOVIN. IT. I also try to throw in my crafting and baking projects as well. I have to thank everyone in the bloggy blog world for helping me get my feet wet. Especially Hadar, who answered my endless questions about how to do this, and how to do that. Now I get questions like that and love it! I am so glad to help when I can!

I have 3 blogging goals for 2012:

1. Post more freebies.
2. Comment more on others blogs, activities, and freebies.
3. Learn blog design html. (I REALLY want to design blogs. Someone. PLEASE help!)

I'd also like to use this post to introduce some new bloggers I have found & new clip art sites I have found. Now we can all start 2012 with new bloggers & clip art!

New bloggers:

 Gina teaches second grade and has JUST started her blog. Literally, her first post was yesterday and she has 2 followers. This is her first year teaching and she sounds ready to jump into the blogging world with 100%. She's already posting freebies!

 Julia is also in her first year of teaching and teaches pre-k. I love finding other pre-k bloggers. She is starting to post excellent units in her TpT store and is looking for more followers. Right now, she has 20. In the next week or so, her and I will be teaming up to offer a giveaway for her Winter Activity Pack & my Brr! Winter Activity Pack. (no, I have not posted about that pack yet!) Be sure to start following her so you know when the giveaway starts!

 I've shared some things recently about Mrs. Russell's blog. She too teaches pre-k and her ideas are amazing! I was instantly inspired to do so many activities with my kiddos after reading through her blog posts. She has 23 followers and I'd like to keep talking her up too! 

New clip art sites:

 I recently purchased clip art from here for my Winter pack. ADORABLE clip art! And through today (12/31) you can get 2 sets free when you purchase 2. It's an Etsy based site, you must check it out!

  Lauren from the first grade diaries is new the blogging scene, but she also does her own clip art. Just in the past few days she has set up her Etsy shop with her first clip art sets. Be sure to check her work out! So inspiring. I wish I knew how to create my own clip art! P.S. her pricing is great!

Be sure to check out all of these blogs and these new clip art sites! I can't wait to see more and more units created with their stuff! And again, thank you everyone for a great 2011 with my new blog! 

P.S. Don't forget. Still looking for that blog design html help! :)


Stacy said...

Hey Erin, just found your blog through Heathers Heart! I am (as soon as I finish this comment) going to be your newest follower). I just started my blog in November and feel like a deer in headlights most days! Yours is super cute, and like you I am in my 2nd year of teaching!!

I am looking foward to reading more!

Happy New Year!

2nd Grade Paradise

Tara said...

Thanks for sharing new clipart sites. Can't have enough of that:) I started blogging over the summer and am hooked!!! Love it! Happy New Year's Eve:)

4th Grade Frolics

Unknown said...

LOVE Goodness and Fun!! Super fun post!
You are such a sweetie!! =)
First Grade Blue SKies

Miss Moore said...

Cute! I will go check out goodness & fun's clipart!

If you have a moment, I have a few pre-k freebies on my blog :)

Learning New Words

Tania said...

I have yet to start a blog. I have som many questions and no blog education :( Love your stuff!

Mrs. Russell's Class said...

Thanks so much for another shout-out! I truly appreciate it, and it warms my heart to know that I've been able to inspire others through my blog! I'll have some new posts soon... I've been on vacation, so I'm finally catching up now on everything I've missed : )

cindi said... much info in such a small amount of space. I am brand new to the blogging world and spending a lot of time checking out blogs. I love yours..cute ideas, new bloggers to recommend, and great clip art recommendations. I, too, wish I knew how to create clip art. I do a lot of my own drawings for emergent books fro my students but not clear on how to move into graphic design. I am going to become a follower. Maybe you can check out my blog. Also, how do you post a link to your TPT store? I would LOVE to post some freebies but not sure how.

Lauren Thompson said...

Thank you SOOOO much for mentioning my blog/etsy shop!!!!!!!! I saw on my Shop Stats that I was having some traffic coming from your blog, so I decided to check it out! Thank you so so much!

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