Friday, August 1, 2014

Another Edition of Five for Friday!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs' Five for Friday to share about my exciting week of happenings. :)

I've successfully ended my 31-day Blogging Challenge with Michelle over at BigTime Literacy on Thursday, July 31, 2014!  Take a peek at her amazing blog.  I attended Michelle's Blogging PD in my district on July 1, 2014 to learn more about starting up a blog.  On that day our blog, Literacy Loving Gals, was born, as Michelle would say. ;) The Blogging PD participants were given a calendar with prompts for each day in July and challenged to post something every day.  Well, I conquered the challenge!  I posted my thoughts and ideas for each prompt for 31 days straight.  I have learned a lot about the time and energy it takes blog.  I have a new found appreciation for all of you bloggers out there!  My journey has just begun and I'm ecstatic to see what happens. :)

Thoughts of opening a Teacher Pay Teachers store have been in the back of my mind for some time now.  I've made a total of 10 literacy-related products thus far to upload in a TpT store one day.  Well, one day happened!  As of Wednesday, July 30, 2014, I now have a Teacher Pay Teachers Store!  My next step is to actually download the products I've created, though.  I haven't done that, yet.  LOL! I feel I'm at least heading in the right direction.  Any tips out there from TpT store owners? ;)  

There are countless teacher bloggers online that are fabulous at what they do, so I decided to add a tab on Literacy Loving Gals titled "Blog with Us".  I got the idea from Michelle over at BigTime Literacy because she has the same tab.  I made sure to ask for her blessing before I added it on our blog.  Anyway, The Gals would love for you to publicize your blog on our "Blog with Us" tab!  Take a peek at the tab to see what it's about.  Also, check out BigTime Literacy's tab.  Add your button on her blog as well.  It couldn't hurt to spread your name around Bloggersville! ;)  

If you're a fan of linking up with other blogs, check out "Letters from the Teacher's Desk" Linky Party hosted by BigTime Literacy.  During the month of August, it will take place on Sunday the 3rd and Sunday the 17th.  Click HERE for more information.  Can you tell I'm a big fan of Michelle?! ;)

I received two new books in the mail yesterday and one last week from Amazon.  I love getting books in the mail.  Starting today, I'll be diving into them one by one to further prepare for the school year.  Can't wait to learn something new! 

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Thanks for visiting Literacy Loving Gals


  1. Thank for the blog with us link up - I've added your button to the blogs I read page on mine!
    Growing Little Learners

  2. That's so great!! We appreciate the support. So glad to have a win-win for the both of us. ;)

  3. Congrats on finishing all 31 days!

  4. I am so impressed that you blogged all 31 days--way to go Colleen! (I missed the last day reflections, but I will still do it this weekend)

    Ventaneando: A Window Into First Grade Bilingüe

    1. Thanks Adriana! It certainly was a challenge for me, but yes I did it. ;) Looking forward to reading your refections this weekend!


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