Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Teacher Tips and Bloglovin

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I really have no idea what I'm doing - but what I'm trying to do is add Bloglovin - cuz I want to feel the love! Anyway, it sounds like Google Reader is going bye-bye - I'm thinking that might not matter much to me because I like to go look at people's blogs when I read them, I don't read them through Google Reader. BUT if you like to read through a reader like that, then you can read mine through Bloglovin now! Phew - I hope that makes sense. 

I have something else I want to post today - and it's school related!

I know this was supposed to be Tuesday - but Tuesday, Thursday, what's the difference??  

Anyway, my tip/hint/idea is one I personally use. Our school usually starts about 2 weeks before Labor Day. So I try really hard to have every bit of those 2 weeks planned out. And I try to have all the supplies I need for each of those two weeks in a file folder or in a tub so they are easily accessible. 

Personally, the first 2 weeks are crazy - exciting, tiring, learning (the kids and ME!) - and for me, I need to have as many things in place, ready to go as I can.  The other part of that is I NEVER get to everything. I also overplan. 

The other suggestion I have for new teachers - or for any teacher - is to make sure you have something besides school - a hobby, a group, a charity you help, something - because school can get pretty overwhelming and try to suck all your time if you let it. 

OK, if you'd like to read more tips - and probably anything that's good for a new teacher is good for somebody who's done it a year or two or more, check it out at Seusstastic Classroom!

And I'm hoping Bloglovin is working!


  1. I'm wondering if the absence of Google Reader will affect me too. I use my Blogger Dashboard instead. I guess we'll find out soon. Great tips by the way. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Hi Sara! I am loving Bloglovin'! Like you, I like to read the blogs from the actual site. Being able to read a post from the blog itself makes it so much easier to comment. Plus, they are all so cute and in Reader you never got to see that. I totally understood what you were saying and I completely agree! I am so glad I made the switch.

    Have a good one!

    Primarily Speaking

  3. Hi Sara. Thanks for finding my blog, now I found yours! What part of Kansas do you reside? I am just on the Missouri side. :)
    Preschool Wonders

  4. I love your tip. I have not done that before, but it is now my goal. I have some ideas, but getting it down now will help me feel more ready when our PD days start. Thanks for the motiviation!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family