Going on a vacation–and so is my blog!

July 4, 2011

Going on a vacation–and so is my blog!

July 4, 2011

We’re off to the mountains for vacation! We’ll be hiking a bit, shopping, but not camping (we’re not that rugged! We need wifi and a dvd player on our vacay!).

My blog is actually going on a little vacation too–it’s headed over to Barrow’s Hodgepodge for a few days! I’m going to be a guest blogger on Mechele’s blog from Tuesday ’til Friday!

You have to check out her blog, she shares so many wonderful ideas… from her thoughts on two book studies, to organizational labels, to cool classroom ideas (I loved seeing her student work samples in their ABC Summer Countdown!).

So…Ladybug’s Teacher Files is headed over to visit at Barrow’s Hodgepodge for a series of video tutorials. The topic??

This series will be for anyone interested in starting a classroom blog as a website resource for students and parents, separate from their teaching blog. It will also (hopefully) be helpful to those just starting to blog, or even those who haven’t yet started, but have been thinking of making a blog.

The first four videos will be featured on Mechele’s blog, Barrow’s Hodgepodge. The rest of the series will be shared here, on Ladybug’s Teacher Files. I will be sharing a range of tips from basic starting tips to some more techy tricks I’ve used on my own classroom blog. I hope it’s something you’d like to check out! Happy Fourth of July, I will talk to you all later!!


  • liam July 4, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    so exciting! I look forward to seeing your hints for making a classroom blog. Any chance you can throw in some suggestions for schools that do not have regular access to computers? My kids generally don't have computers at home and extremely limited access in the school…I'd hate for that to stop us!

    And thanks for the hint to check out Barrow's Hodgepodge. I will have to add it to my blogroll, also!


  • Pat's Paper Passion July 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Happy vacationing…this is the first summer I won't be taking any BIG trips…

    Have you used kidblog.org? Each kid needs a password which I like…


    A Time to Share & Create

  • Sheri July 5, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Have a wonderful vacation!! Thank you for all you do! I can't wait to watch the videos!
    Sheri :o)

  • Kristen July 5, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Liam, I will have to think about that, that is a tough situation!

    Pat, I hope you are having a nice summer vacation! I would love to try that blog with my class!! I used to use a different kid-friendly blogger (through epals) for reader's response and LOVED it, but it's not available anymore. We don't blog with blogger, I just use it in lieu of our class website. 🙂

    Sheri, thanks very much! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

  • Ms.M July 5, 2011 at 1:52 am

    You will be missed. Enjoy your vacation. 🙂

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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