Saturday, July 21, 2012



I just had to join this Newbie Blog Hop since I am about as new as it gets. I am so thrilled to be learning from the many amazing teacher bloggers out there, as well as share what I think will help others. So here it goes:

1.  what state you are in
 I currently live in the Green Mountain State of Vermont.
2.  your current teaching position
I have been working in a small, rural school in Massachusetts. I teach 2nd and 3rd grade and will have   only 9 students next year. I can hear the gasps now! I feel very fortunate to work with so few students that I can really support each one individually.
3.  your teaching experience
I have been teaching for 4 years, but I have been working in schools for about 6 years. The first year was as a ELL tutor and the second was as a behavioral classroom assistant.
4.  when you started blogging
I began blogging at the beginning of this month. I am still getting acquainted with the whole process, but I love sharing what I know with others, as well as learning from them. I have learned so much more than I could have imagined.
5.  share a blogging tip / blogging resource
This post has so many great tips to support newbie bloggers. You just have to check it out!!

24 comments:

Cyndi Lacy said...

I found you through the blog hop!! Welcome to blogging! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to check out my newbie blog!

Cyndi
Lacy's Letters

Kathy said...

I'm your newest follower through the blog hop. Hop on over and visit my blog!

Kathy

Janis Leach said...

(HUGE GASP) 9??? Wow! I'll think of you when I am tripping over the 40 students in my class for reading! But, welcome to blogging! I'm glad you joined my first blog hop! I'm your newest follower!

Grade Three is the Place for Me

Amy Grout said...

Hi...I just found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop and am now a follower. I hope you will hop over to my blog for a visit soon.
Amy
Adventures In Teaching

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Thank you Cyndi for following my blog! I am now a follower of yours and look forward to learning some new teaching and recipe ideas from you!

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Thank you Kathy for following my blog. I love some of the amazing ideas you share on yours and now I am a new follower of yours!

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Janis, I found the Newbie Blog Hop through another blog I follow, but I am thrilled to have found yours as well. I have just become a follower of you. 40 students?? I can't even imagine, I will think of you when I think I have it tough!

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Amy, thank you so much for following my blog! You have so many great ideas on your blog and I feel fortunate to have discovered it.

Amanda said...

Welcome to the blogging world! There is just hours of fun to be had here! :) And how is it that you have 9 students?!? That's just absolutely AMAZING! Your kids are so lucky to get so much time with you! I wish class sizes weren't so big.

Amanda
Reaching for the TOP!

Sandy said...

Wow 9 students how lucky are you? All class sizes should be low enough where we can spend more time with students. Just found your blog through the New Blog Hop.

Keep up the good work on your blog.

Ms. Fiorini’s Stadium

Andi said...

I just wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for an award. Stop by my page to pick it up :)

EmBellish said...

Yay for new bloggers! :) I've given you an award. Come snag it on my blog.

Emily
Tangled with Teaching

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Amanda, Thank you! There are endless hours of fun to be had...it can be addicting to a point! :) I love and adore the fact that I only have 9 students. I can't imagine what it's like to have 20 students. After reading your recent post, I can see that your school is experiencing some major changes. Best of luck this school year!

Caralee

Caralee DeHerrera said...

I am one lucky duck to only have 9 students. They really should be. It's amazing how much you can support each individual student with those class sizes. Thank you for checking out my blog, I have to admit I love your blog name since I am a lover of everything football and sports! I am now a follower of yours.

Caralee

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Andi, Thank you for the honor. I still fairly new so to be recognized is such a treat! I am now a follower of your blog and I look forward to learning some coupon tricks from you!

Caralee

Caralee DeHerrera said...

I feel so honored Emily! I still fairly new at blogging, which makes me feel so lucky to have other people take notice.

Caralee

Tammy said...

I am a 2nd grade teacher in Kansas. Glad to meet you. I am a new follower on your blog. Come visit my blog when you have some time.

Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Tammy, thank you for becoming a follower of my blog! I read all about you and noticed you have a significant drive to work. I drive about 45 minutes (one way). I don't generally mind it, but sometimes, when I want to get my classroom ready or just drop by the school, I wish it wasn't such a big to do (if you know what I mean). I am a new follower of yours now as well.

Kristin said...

Hello there. I found you through the blog hop. Or rather, I found the blog hop through you? I've jumped on board now. :) Anyway, it's wonderful to meet new bloggers. Check my blog out if you get a chance. I'm even newer to it than you, so it's always nice to find new friends!

Kristin
Teaching In A Nutshell

Jessica Wood said...

I just found your blog through the newbie blog hop and I am your newest follower!! It is so cute!! I would love for you to visit when you have a chance.

Jess
Mrs. Wood's Class

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Kristin, thank you for visit my blog. I loved find yours as well! I'm happy to have found a great friend.

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Jessica, thank you for loving my blog and stopping by! It's so wonderful to make new friends. I adore your blog and enjoy reading your posts! I am now a new follower of yours!

Corinna Woita said...

Hi Caralee,
I’m your newest follower! I am also a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas.
Corinna
Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Hi Corinna, thank you for visiting and becoming a follower. I feel so lucky to be making connections with everyone. I look forwawrd to learning from you, as well!
Caralee

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