It's Blog Post Number 200!

So here it is!  Post number 200!  What can I possibly have to say?  I obviously talk TOO MUCH!  I can't even believe that when I started this I thought I wouldn't have enough to say . . . UMMMMMM. . .

So . . . I'll keep it short!  Here are some of the topics you can count on over the next 100 posts!

Getting my classroom ready for 2013-2014!

More hands-on math lessons!

Personal stories--good and bad!

More CCSS lesson ideas!

Examples of student work!

How I am going to get BETTER at differentiating next year!

Great books I've found!

How I handle our transition to Words Their Way!

How I handle EVERYTHING--even when I don't!

How I incorporate art into my classroom!

More of my ideas of how to assess my students!

My quest to get more organized!

More review and information from professional books!

. . . . but I would LOVE to know what kinds of posts YOU find most useful!  Fill me in--and I'll do my best!

To celebrate the 200th post, I am going to  put some of my newest AND some of my best selling products on sale TODAY ONLY for 200 MINUTES ONLY!  Starting at noon, Central time...check it out and see!  Click here starting at noon CST to go to my store for the 200 minutes sale!

I appreciate all your support and hope you come back to read the next 200 as well!  


  1. Wow! Congratulations on 200! You are a hardworking lady! I cannot wait to see some of those topics, especially the hands-on math and words their way. I am a REALLY big fan of words their way.

    Eclectic Educating

    1. Thanks, Amy! You have been such a loyal follower and I appreciate it! I would love to hear any advice you have on WtW! Our training is coming up in a few weeks...I've dabbled in it before (used the assessment, etc) but never implemented it 100%.

  2. Congrats on 200 - can not wait to read the next 200 :)

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words! :)

  3. Congrats...I am not a blogger but i love reading different posts and your blog is really very educational. I have been teaching for 12 years, but just made the switch from 1st grade for 11 years to 4th grade. Your blog has helped me focus on what seems to be a mountain of new material especially with the common core being implemented. So, thanks & keep yappin'.

    1. Thank you Ivett! I am so glad to hear that it has been helpful! Please let me know what types of posts are most helpful to you as a new 4th grade teacher. First to fourth is a big switch--my new teammate is making that jump this year, so you are not alone!

  4. WooHOO Meg! Congratulations on so many great posts. I love your personal stories and I'd love to hear more about what you're doing with art.
    You go girl!
    Whimsy Workshop

    1. You sweet thing! I can't wait to do my post on you in a few weeks! Be ready to answer some tough questions! :)