Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pinterest-Power Annual Analysis


Time to make a note to myself. It was exactly a year ago that I made the commitment to my blogging effort to get this little journal of mine connected to the wider world. Tonight it's time to have a little reflection. Take a look at my Google Analytics Report Card. 




Let's take a look back over these recent months. I'm breakin' it down and spelling it out for my benefit:

  • January of this year was the first month where I sustained an average 1000 page views per day for an entire month!!! 3.5 years in the making, but real progress! I kept at that clip for the first quarter of Jan thru April -- squeaking up to 36K for April. 
  • Then LOOK at May!!! Over 2K daily pageviews for an entire month:over da moon! 
  • June? Almost 3K sustained daily pageviews for an entire month!!!!!! 
  • Are you sitting down? Look at this month! 5.5K pagesviews every day for an entire month!!!!!!! Pinch me! Squeeze me! Cupcakes + PomPOMs!!!! 
I realize that I'm the only one completely fascinated by all of this -- so its for my benefit that I spell it out. All of those months where I was basically talking to myself and some loved ones here in my blogging-cave...... this concept of actual readers in growing numbers is beyond my wildest imagination!! 

So what do I credit for this astronomical growth? Many factors! 

  1. I purchased 31 Days to Better Blogging one year ago. 
  2. I joined Teaching Blog Traffic School EXACTLY one year ago. 
  3. I've made a concerted effort to 'evolve' my blog-sharing-reporting style + material. 
  4. I've learned that I need to submit 'properties' for my photos for Google's benefit (thanks to Carolyn of WiseowlFactoryFree Lessons)
  5. PINTERST, PINTEREST, PINTEREST, PINTEREST, PINTEREST, PINTEREST!!
I looked back into my annals and I joined Pinterest on August 17th -- just about a year ago. Is it any coincidence that all of this growth overlaps? I think not. It's a combination of everything I've been learning: of course. Writing better articles. Linking them to other bloggers. Claiming the properties...... and then harnessing the power of Pinterest at the same time! I'm learning and having the muscle of Pinterest is the perfect timing to bring it all together. 


I can't wait to see my report card a year from now... I have so much more to learn and I'm making progress! 
   I have big news tomorrow! Can't wait! Growth is good!
-- Debbie --


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bulletin Board Round Up


Photo of: Bulletin Board Round-UP via RainbowsWithinReach (All Seasons!!)

WELCOME! Starting to think Back-to-School? 
I want to be helpful. VOILA: here's a round-up of LOTS of Bulletin Boards!! 
These are from my Author-Illustrator school visits across the country. ENJOY!
Let's get started with some RAINBOW greetings! LUV LUV LUV!!!


photo of:oard from Hphoto of: Rainbow Bulletin Board from Handprint Cut Outs for School Visit to welcome RainbowsWithinReach
I LUV Rainbow-Greetings on my Author-Illustrator School Visits!!!
Photo of: Rainbow Bulletin Board from Painted Handprints

photo of: Rainbow Bulletin Board Assemblage of "UpCycled" Materials (from Bulletin Board Round-UP)


Photo of: Rainbow Bulletin Board from Collage Materials
photo of: Rainbow Bulletin Board of Pasta (Created in Reggio Emilia, Italy)
photo of: Rainbow Bulletin Board with Individual Roy G. Biv Crepe Paper Rainbows (from Bulletin Board Round-UP via RainbowsWithinReach)
Rainbow: Roy G. Biv Streamers

photo of: Reading Rainbow Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Rainbow Bulletin Board of Painted Feet (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWIthinReach)

photo of: Rainbow Collaborative Collage: Color Recognition via RainbowsWithinReach

photo of: Bulletin Board of Preschool Homes Morphs into Third Dimension of House Sculptures (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

[Technically this next one is NOT a bulletin board, I realize..... but it's so cute and oh-so-easy, I couldn't resist.] 

photo of: Handprint Wreath for Classroom Door
photo of: Bulletin Board: "Read to Grow"

Want to take a look around the rest-of-the-room of this planned environment teaching space pictured above? I will tell you that her anchor charts match the room decor. Seriously. Check out this link for more glorious room design. 
photo of: Preschool Bulletin Board: Movie/Popcorn theme
"Look Who is Popping into Preschool" Bulletin Board 




{{{If you click the images above, you'll go into the future to the 2 different Back-to-School RoundUP of BBs 2012 & 2013}}}

photo of: Apple Tree Handprint Bulletin Board for Back-to-School (Bulletin Board Round-UP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board for Back-to-School in Kindergarten (via Bulletin Board Round-UP from RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Our Winning Team Bulletin Board

photo of: Owl Theme Bulletin Board: Whooooooo's Ready to Learn?

photo of: M is for Mosaic Bulletin Board for Name Recognition (from Bulletin Board RounUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bulletin Board for Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Children's Drawings for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Back-to-School Bulletin Board Response to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
photo of: Bulletin Board of Fall Leaf Celebration of Kindergarten Paintings (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Collaborative Fall Leaf Bulletin Board for Back-to-School (Handprint Cut Outs) Bulletin Board Roundup via RainbowsWithinReach

photo of: Bulletin Board of Fall Trees made with 'Mosaic' Leaves (Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWIthinReach)

photo of: Fall Trees Painting Bulletin Board (Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWIthinReach)


photo of: Fall Trees Painting Bulletin Board (Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWIthinReach)

photo of: Turkey Bulletin Board with Painted Polka Dots (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Turkey Bulletin Board with Painted Feather Fun (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

NEWS FROM THE FUTURE! 
{Click the picture below to go directly to a RoundUP of Thanksgiving Bulletin Boards and decorated doors!} 


{{{and click here to go directly to the Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP}}}


photo of: Four Seasons Art construction for Eric Carle's book, The Tiny Seed, kindergarten collaboration

****Interruption from the future: Speaking of Eric Carle. In the future I create this amazing RoundUP of response to Eric Carle's classic picture books. There are MANY bulletin boards in the article, as well as classroom decor ideas. 


photo of: Eric Carle's Hungry Caterpillar Classroom Decoration at RainbowsWithinReach


photo of: Unique as a Snowflake Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)
"Unique as a Snowflake" Handprint Bulletin Board for Winter



photo of: Winter Wonderland Bulletin Board with Gingerbread Motif (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Gigantic Snowman Collaborative Mural Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)


photo of: Winter Theme Bulletin Board in Kindergarten (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Winter Bulletin Board for Dr. Seuss (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Winter Bulletin Board for "The Mitten" (Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)
Winter Bulletin Board for "The Mitten" 

photo of: Bulletin Board for Black History Month (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: 100 Day Party Math Homework Bulletin Board in Kindergarten

photo of: 100 Day Party Poster, 100 Day Celebration

photo of: Bulletin Board for 100 Day Celebration: 100 Hands (from Bulletin Board RoundUP by RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Kindergarten 100 Day Party

photo of: Valentine's Bulletin Board, school of fish bulletin board  (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)
Valentine's Day Bulletin Board: A School Filled with Love

photo of: Bulletin Board of Classroom Rules, photographs of Positive behavior traits and individual self-portaits

photo of: First Grade Bulletin Board of Behavior (Bulletin Board Round-UP via RainbowWithinReach)

Want to see my earlier ROUND UP of All Sorts of Classroom Rules? There are a couple dozen in that earlier Round UP!

photo of: Habitat Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP by RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bulletin Board: Take Me Home Country Roads (Bulletin Board RoundUP from RainbowWithinReach)

photo of: Bulletin Board: "Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef" (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: First Grade Bulletin Board of Fishy Facts (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: First Grade Friendship Quilt: Drawing and Writing combined

photo of: Spring Garden First Grade Bulletin Board, End of Year Writing within Bulletin Board

photo of: Showcase Bulletin Board with Outer Space/Rocket Theme (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Solar System Bulletin Board (Planets) from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach

photo of: Math Meets Art Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bulletin Board of Math Tessellations + Patterns (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bulletin Board of Reggio Emilia Self Portraits (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Spring Appreciation Bulletin Board Bouquet (from Bulletin Board RoundUP by RainbowsWithinReach)


Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bulletin Board: Pawsitively Perfect Work

photo of: Bulletin Board of Kindergarten Writing Goals (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bulletin Board of "Alien" Writing (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bulletin Board for Art Room (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Kindergarten Thank You Mural of Handwritten Gratitude
photo of: Bulletin Board for Reading Accomplishments, Stars for Reading Bulletin Board

photo of: Flag image of photos of students, Patriotic projects
Entire Elementary School Photographed to Create Collaborative Flag

photo of: Bulletin Board for Art Show in Elementary School

Bulletin Board for Spring with Paper Plate Projects for Insects (from RoundUP of Bulletin Boards via RainbowsWithinReach)



photo of spring bulletin board of Eric Carle style paintings
photo of: footprint paintings of butterflies, children's artwork for spring, bulletin board, preschool

photo of: Tissue Paper Butterfly Bulletin Board (RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Spring Bulletin Board of Garden Flowers and Insects

photo of: Bulletin Board for Mother's Day, Spring bulletin board, Handprint bulletin board
photo of: Bulletin Board of "Sign-In" Fine Motor Work for Children's with Special Needs
Bulletin Board for Fine Motor Development: "Sign-in" System 

photo of: "You're Wonderful" Bulletin Board for Author Illustrator School Visit with Debbie Clement (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)
Kindergarten Artwork in Response to my picture book: "You're Wonderful" and it's quilted graphic Illustrations

photo of: spring bulletin board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bulletin Board to Celebrate the Sunshine of Summer -- painted feet!! (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Spring Bulletin Board of Butterflies (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Spring Bulletin Board of Butterflies (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: This Little Piggy Art Projects
PIGS!!!!!

photo of: Fluttering About Spring Bulletin Board (via RainbowsWithinReach Bulletin Board RoundUP)

Symmetry, children's painting, bright colors, spring art, bulletin board

photo of: Bulletin Board of Collaborative Toddler Painting in Reggio Emilia, Italy (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Patriotic Bulletin Board for picture book: "Red, White and Blue" (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Patriotic Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bucket Filler Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Bucket Filler Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Kindness bucket filling, Positive Behavior
Bucket Filling on Kindergarten Bulletin Board

photo of: Disneyland Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: set design for elementary school musical, over-sized flower backdrop

photo of: Class Mural Collaboration of Individual Handprint paintings creating a Sunflower in Bloom.

flowers

photo of: Spring Bulletin Board, Flower bulletin Board, School bulletin board for Spring
Three Dimension Welcome Wall Bulletin Board

photo of: Under the Sea Ocean Bulletin Board (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach) Beach Blog Hop


photo of: Catholic School Bulletin Boards, Rosary Bulletin Board
Catholic School Kindergarten Bulletin Board

photo of: My God is So Big: Bulletin Board Created from Toddler Paintings (via RainbowsWithinReach Round UP)


photo of: Bulletin Board on Respect with Student's Puzzle Artwork

photo of: Bulletin Board for first grade, Bulletin board for kindergarten graduation
Kindergarten Graduation Bulletin Board

photo of: Father's Day Bulletin Board Idea from painted footprints

photo of: Kindergarten Bulletin Boards of Student Art in Response to Picture Books by Debbie Clement

photo of: Collaborative Bulletin Board in Response to Picture Book "You're Wonderful" (from Bulletin Board RoundUP by RainbowsWithinReach)


I've had the amazing good fortune to have teachers direct their students to make COLOSSAL 'bulletin boards' of collaboration in response to my picture books. The one captured above is during my time on Long Island at a Kindergarten campus in Amityville. Their cooperative quilt is in response to my first book, "You're Wonderful."
photo of: Giraffe Bulletin Board for Author Visit (from Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Here's a HUMONGOUS response in Illinois to my newest book, "Red, White and Blue." This amazing work was created in Illinois under the direction of Carie-the-Kindergarten Teacher.

Collaborative Bulletin Board in Response to Picture Book "Red, White and Blue" (from Bulletin Board RoundUP by RainbowsWithinReach)

Have I told you recently how grateful I am for those of you who are able to pin directly from my blog? Most of my readers come from Pinterest, so its a HUGE help to me, for you to pin directly from an article here. I realize that I messed up my blog's html-code and that you can't get directly from here to Pinterest: AKKKKKKK!!!!! If I knew how to fix it I would. In the meantime I rely on your pinning to help be my ambassador. Please tweet and Google+ if you are capable in those formats!

Will you pin your favorite? Share this excellence that I observe to inspire your professional peers. THANKS! 

I have just opened a little store at Teachers Pay Teachers, where I am uploading my original songs for children as Mp3's in zipped files. Come get your freebie and enjoy exploring! 
Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth - TeachersPayTeachers.com
Yes I now have a little store at Tpt, Come Follow! Get your freebie


-- Debbie --
***I am now an 'Amazon Affiliate' and whenever you click from my blog to go shopping, you add a little cha-ching to my retirement account. Thanks for your support. I've gone window shopping and gathered some bulletin board goodies for you. ENJOY! 


In the future I have a RoundUP of back-to-school bulletin boards.
photo of: Back-to-School Bulletin Boards via RainbowsWithinReach


photo of: Bulletin Board RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Recent related RoundUps (click on title): 
Word Walls + Sight Words
photo of: Word Wall + Sight Words RoundUP by RainbowsWithinReach
Making Math Meaningful
photo of: Making Math Meaningful RoundUP by RainbowsWithinReach
Visual Cues in the Classroom
photo of: VISUAL Learning: Cues, Supports and Systems
Classroom Rules + Expectations
photo of: Classroom Rules RoundUP by RainbowsWithinReach

Classroom Door Decorations
photo of: Classroom Door Decoration Ideas + Bulletin Board Ideas as well! (series of articles from school visits)

Here's one *more* link. My blogging buddy has quite around up over at
Little Illuminations.
Hers are all specific to preschool!!! Click here.



Linked up with Back to School KBN Bloggers, FEATURED at Sunny Days! 
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