Budding Blogger!!

I just can't stop linking up!! Here a linky there a linky everywhere a linky linky!! I am linking up with Jess at i {heart} recessfor a budding blogger post. Or as I like to call myself a "baby blogger"...maybe next year at this time I'll be a tween...

1. Why did you start blogging?
I have been reading blogs since my son was born over 5 years ago and I was stuck pumping and nursing (good times!). I would surf the blogs and always wanted to join in, but after my son I had two more children. They are all now 5, 3 and 1(almost 2). So I just could not find the time to join in the club. And what a club it is!! I have been so inspired by what teachers are doing across this world. It is better than any professional development! I am so delighted to be on board now. 

2. What is your favorite subject to teach and why?

Hmmm...that's a tough one. Well, first and foremost my favorite is DANCE! I've mentioned this before, but I taught dance long before I ever taught elementary school. That will always hold a special place in my heart. In the classroom I have a hard time picking a favorite. I think I like teaching social studies the best because I can integrate all our ELA and math learning into it. 

3. Describe your teaching style.
I really try to go with a "fair, but fun" approach to teaching. I make a solid attempt at being equitable to everyone and hold them to a high standard of appropriate behavior. I try to do this will a lot of laughter and joking! Note the word "try" is in this post A LOT. First graders can be a bit tiring. 

4. Give three interesting facts about you.
I have dimples in my shoulders.
I live across the street from my mom.
I live about a mile from the beach!
I'm not sure any of those are particularly interesting!

5. Do you have a TpT store?
I do! It's a little tiny baby store, but I am very proud of the products in it. The three children mentioned above slow down product production considerably! 
I hope to spend a lot of time this summer adding to it (24 more days!!). If you like what you see and are hoping for more follow me on TPT so you can be in the know about new products. 

Click Here to zoom to my TPT store.

Here are a few of my favorite products in my store. Head over there to check out more. plus some great FREEBIES!
                                    Check out my Baseball Unit            Have you read YES DAY?                                
                                                      These will last you right 'til summer!       

Sorry those aren't looking lined up...sometimes blogger and I do not get along!


  1. Blogger and I aren't really BFFs either!!! Blogger's a crab sometimes. :)
    Nice to meet you! Saw you on my sweet friend Molly's blog (Lucky to Be in First) and had to stop by for a howdy. :)
    Your newest follower - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

    1. Nice to meet you too Lisa! I think Lucky to be in First is just the cutest blog!
      Thanks for visiting. I'll be sure to follow you too!

  2. I'm a "baby blogger" too... so far its really fun! Nice to meet you :)

    Three Cheers for First Grade!

    1. It sure is fun! It's like gaining a whole new group of collegues!

  3. A baby blogger! I love it! I'm a baby blogger too! Your blog is super cute! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  4. Thanks for linking up! I know how little ones can take up time from Tpt products and blogging, I have three boys 6,4, and 1. Your blog is adorable!


    1. Oh Jess...Glad to hear someone is in the same boat as me! It can be tough huh? I am so looking forward to summer and focusing on blogging/tpt.

  5. Loving your blog and I am your newest follower and like you sometimes blogger doesn't work with me when trying to line things up.
    Paula’s Place and coming soon iSURF Maths

    1. Thanks for coming by Paula!
      I'll be sure to check out your blog....no wait blogs!!

  6. Loving your "baby blog"...I have one too! I also have two amazing boys that keep me on my toes! Old McDonald is now stuck in my head...lol!
    Two Friends In First

  7. I saw your blog on both the Get Acquainted and Budding Blogger link up! It's very cute. I love the design. I'm in the same boat as you with my TpT store--not much there, but I'm hoping that will change this summer!
    I'm your newest follower--glad I found you!

    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

  8. Hi Deirdre!

    I popped over to visit from the linky. I also love to use dance in my classroom to get the kids moving and their creative juices flowing. :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

  9. Found you at the linky! I'm your newest follower :)

    Apples, Ink and Mischief

  10. Hi Dierdre!
    We've got a lot in common...
    I'm also a "baby blogger" or "newbie" as I say :)
    I also teach first,
    and I'm originally from MA! I'm so curious to know where you live exactly!
    I found you through the linky- I'm your newest follower!
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom


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