“Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble. Should 98% of the population find you odd, seek the company of those who love you just the way you are. You are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. You are utterly fascinating. Trust yourself!”

Linda Silverman~Gifted Development Center Denver

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Back to School with BLOGLOVIN Blog Hop

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Back to School Blinkie photo: Back to school blinkie BacktotheBooks.gif

A Teacher Without a Class and Teachingisagift are hosting a lil' ole Bloglovin Blog Hop.  We saw that there was a big ole blog hunt going on, and we liked the idea so much we decided to start our own.  

Make sure you pop over to visit A Teacher Without a Class, she's having an awesome GIVEAWAY!  

Enter to win your own laminator!
We hope you will join us and find some great new blogs to follow!

Now onto the rules of the Blog Hop.

General Guidelines for Blogs and Blog Posts for this Link Up

  • Only education blogs for teachers or by teachers will be included in the link up.
  • Follow both Teachingisagift and A Teacher Without a Class on BLOGLOVIN
  • Follow on Bloglovin
  • Write a blog post about BLOGLOVIN, this blog hop and reasons why you want readers to follow your blog using bloglovin.
  • Please don’t include product links and promotions in this blog post.
  • Be sure to add the Back to School with Bloglovin badge image and make sure it's linked to the Back to School with Bloglovin blog post on Teaching Is A Gift and Teacher Without a Class by grabbing a button. 
  • Copy and paste the exact code in the little box below the picture: 

Teaching is a Gift

We prefer new blog posts, but if you add the badge to an old blog post, please start pinning it and promoting it again. Thanks!

  • To make the blog hop collaborative, you need to either include the linky code at the end or tell your followers to click on the Back to School with Bloglovin logo to find more blogs. 
  • If you want the Blog Hop to show up on your blog--just click on the grab the code at the end of the linky. Once you have copied the code, place the code in the blog by clicking on the HTML button and paste the code. 

How to Join the Back to School Blog Hop Link Up

  • Add your blog post to the Link Up by clicking the blue "Add Your Link" button at the end of the Blog Hop post and submitting the exact URL of YOUR blog post.
  • In the NAME field write the name of your blog.  In the EMAIL field, write an email address we can use contact you if necessary. This email address will not be visible to others.
  • Click Submit. Choose an image to represent your blog (blog button) and crop it to fit the square shape. (NB: If your blog post is not accepted during this step, it's probably because the URL was entered incorrectly.)
Pin and share your blog post with to help promote the link up!

My way of saying thank you for following on Bloglovin 
is to offer you a set of chalkboard theme 
Quotes for Your Classroom Posters.  
Just click on either image below to get your FREE copy! 

get the InLinkz code

Freebie Fridays


  1. Just joined the blog hop and am looking forward to visiting everyone!



    1. Awesome Michaele.
      I stopped by your blog too! So happy to find new blogs to follow! Thanks for linking up!

  2. Linked up and ready to get to some lovin'!!!! Going to start visting all the new blogs pronto :)

    1. Great! I am having fun myself discovering new blogs! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Just Linked Up and off to start looking at all the other linky blog hoppers!


    1. Love your mathmadness blog! I particularly love teaching math! Hope you had a great 4th of July. Thanks for linking up.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me :)

    1. My pleasure, the more the merrier I say! Thank you for linking up and I hope you find lots of great blogs to follow!

  5. Love your little book blinky up top! Thanks for putting this blog hop together....and cute posters, kinda like mine!:)

    The Bender Bunch

    1. Thanks Traci, kind of cute eh? I am like a magpie, attracted to sparkly, glittering things! I saw your fantastic posters and I have to admit that they probably DID inspire me because I made mine shortly after! Great minds think alike?

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    1. I saw! Why thank you! So glad to have you onboard. I hope you find more blogs and some grade 5/6 ones to link up with your linky!
      Have a great weekend!

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