Monday, June 1, 2015

Why I Started Blogging...

Today I am linking up with I Heart Grade 3 for her weekly summer link up!  This week's topic is "Why I Started Blogging" (click the link to go to her post).

I did my first blog post last June...June 6th to be exact.  This was about the same time I decided I wanted to make resources for Teachers Pay Teachers.  I also am a huge Pinterest lover and through that I have came across many awesome blogs.

For two years I had been seeing these awesome kindergarten blogs (such as Kindercraze, Kindergarten Smorgasboard, Little Minds At Work, and more!).  I wanted to be a part of that.  I wanted a place where I could share ideas, post pictures, and do fun link ups/giveaways with other teachers.  I actually admitted in front of Paul Bloomberg when he asked who my favorite lower elementary experts are...I said a few names but I told him that I get most of my ideas from bloggers.  I love reading and also sharing information.  I just knew starting my own blog would be a fun adventure.

In January I contacted Kassie with Designs by Kassie.  She was awesome to work with!  She gave me a blog look that I was incredibly excited and proud of.  Now that I have the way I want it to look, I'm excited to use it more.

Yes, I'm still trying to get a hang of this whole blogging thing.  My goal this summer and the coming school year is to blog make it a fun habit!  :)


  1. I honestly don't know how we ever taught before Pinterest. It certainly has brought a lot of us together. I am your newest follower.

    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
    Contributor at Hello Sunshine!

  2. Hi Katie!

    Your blog looks awesome! I am so glad that your participated in my linky party! I hope you will be able to join up again (and again!!!) throughout the summer!

    Isn't it amazing how the internet has changed the way we learn as educators. I'm telling you - being introduced to TpT, Pinterest, and Facebook has totally changed my teaching for the better!


  3. Katie,

    I definitely am more familiar with teacher bloggers than primary experts! Sure, I read PD, but I read blogs much more often! Good luck meeting your goal of blogging more! Hopefully this link-up helps you!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

  4. I love your blog and the glitter by your signature! Too cute. And Pinterest is the best. Before that, we only really saw cute ideas within our school. I am in this link-up, too. You can read my post at

    Happy Blogging!
    :) Tina