Monday, December 26, 2011

I am joining the blogging world!

Hello Fellow Teachers! I am a first year teacher in Chattanooga,TN, and I am completely overwhelmed! However, my life has been saved several times thanks to other teachers' blogs. As a new teacher, I have no files of activities to pull from and struggle to contribute in  common planning meetings with my first grade team. Once again, I go back to all these amazing blogs to find things to contribute. My team loves the things I find! My co-worker calls me the "blogging beauty." So I wanted to start my own blog and post the things I find that I feel will make an impact on student learning; hence the name of my blog: Teach to Impact. On the days I feel like I am sinking or  barely above water, I have to remember why I do what I do and that is to make a positive impact on student learning and their personal lives. I have not gotten to the point of creating my own units and activities, but there are some amazing teachers out there that do, and I want to promote their amazing talents! I hope that my blog and the things you find here will impact you in a positive way and motivate you to use these resources in your classroom! Happy blogging and don't forget to follow me!



  1. Welcome to the blogging world! I look forward to reading all of your great ideas in the posts to come :)

    Your newest follower,
    Teaching in Room 6

  2. Shellie Your post brought back memories of when I first started teaching. I relate to everything you said... no units, feel like sinking, barely above the water, but believe me, it gets so much better. Teaching is my passion. I almost gave up after my first year, but my dad asked me to try ONE more year. I'm forever grateful to his wise words and encouragement. My freebies are mainly for middle school but I've taught elementary and have posted some free things on TpT. Jennifer Ayers told me about your blog. :) Ruth S.
    You might be able to use this one.. and another is

  3. I am now following you! Welcome to the blogging world. I am new too- so much fun getting to read everyone's ideas!

  4. Welcome to the blogging world! I just started my blog in June and its so fun and a bit addicting!
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

  5. Welcome to the blogging teacher community.

  6. Thanks ladies for the warm welcome! Lorraine, I am like you and am too addicted to blogs! Thanks for the post for the freebies Ruth S. Thanks for the encouragement as well because there are some days where I am just like what the hell I am doing here ha ha. But I really do love teaching and am so passionate about what I do; which is one reason why I created this blog. To have an outlet and to share my passion with others. Now if I don't post often it is because I am drowning in paperwork!!! But I have some good stuff to share soon!

  7. A happy hello to blogging. You'll love it. I wish blogging was around when I started teaching!

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  8. hello and welcome to blogging! Following you from Oklahoma!

  9. Welcome to the world of blogging! I am so impressed that you have started a blog your first year! I felt like I could barely hold my head above the water but would have loved to have had blogs to turn to back then!

    I would love for you to come visit me. I have TONS of *freebies*! I would really LOVE for you to read my posts about Conscious Discipline. It is the most amazing thing I have ever learned and has changed not only the way I teach but the way I go about building Our School Family.

    Happy New Year! I am your newest follower! =)

    Heather's Heart