I started my blogging journey fourish years ago. When I took maternity leave my blog did too. Lets face it my blog took an extended leave which was kinda sad but I was pregnant with twins, teaching full time and I was tired. Then I had twins...... fast forward two plus years and I think I can finally blog regularly again.
|My girls and I|
It all started when I was teaching first grade. I was not comfortable in first grade. It wasn't something I had done before, I was at a new school with very little curriculum, I had to do something and I turned to the internet. Pinterest was just starting out and I knew I had to have someone "teach" me how to be a first grade teacher.
Through the power of the internet I feel in love with two first grade bloggers! I discovered more and I MADE IT THROUGH THE YEAR, thanks to Cara Carroll at First Grade Parade and Kristin at Teeny Tiny Teacher.
Since they helped me I thought maybe I had an area of expertise that others would benefit from. I was teaching at the nations first 1 to 1 ischool. So I started my blog with a technology in the classroom focus. That's where First Grade Smart Cookies was born. My firsties were Mrs. Cook's cookies and I blogged like crazy. It was before my girls were born and it was my baby! Then I moved to back 3rd grade (Can I get an AMEN? ) and changed to Teaching In Bronco Country. This was a name that would go with me as long as I was teaching and which ever grade I was teaching and was also very me! I am a diehard Denver Broncos fan and have been since birth!
This was also a place I could share my Teachers Pay Teachers store but it isn't the only focus of my blog. Sometimes I forget that! Here is my very first post.
I did my first two blog designs by myself. I was so excited when I worked with Kristy at KristyBear Designs to create a fun blog design that was truly me. Here is what Teaching In Bronco Country used to look like.
Through the blogging world I have connected with other bloggers, had wonderful opportunities in my classroom and challenged myself to be a better teacher. I love link ups, blog hops, instagram and all of the other great ways to discover the amazing teachers out there.
Do you blog? How did you start?