Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Top 10 Blogs!

Oh my goodness!  I won an award!  It's been a long time since that's happened and it's overwhelmingly providing me with warm fuzzies!  A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Zrihen over at A Teacher's Treasure! Thanks for making my day!  (You know the "pudding face" commercials?  That's pretty much me right now.)'s only fair to share my Top 10 Teaching blogs!

1. The Clutter-Free Classroom

I love this blog!  It has GREAT tips and she puts together the  CUTEST items!  I was even featured during her Classroom Theme series and it pretty much made me feel like the specialest person alive. :D

2. Kleinspiration

One of my goals for this academic year was to incorporate (way more) technology.  I've already gained a GREAT DEAL of knowledge in that department from Erin!  I think it's fantastic!

3. Lesson Plan SOS

These ladies do GREAT work! I love the style of everything they make, design, and blog about.  I like their ideas, their writing, their creations.  I like to consider us secret BFFs. That is all.

4. The Teacher Wife

Adorability at its finest!  I'm impressed by all that she does, especially for her "age."  (I feel like an 80 year old man when I write things like that!) Her blog is super cute too.  I'm a sucker for WONDERFUL aesthetics.

5.  Teaching in High Heels

I love this blog MOST for the "What I'm Loving Wednesday" series.  I like series.  They're predictable and routine and, like a child, I thrive on those! Gladys has impeccable taste!

6. Mrs. Bainbridge's Class

Christina is AMAZING! I found her classroom website last year (with all the FANTASTIC teacher resources on it!) and it was then that a) I decided I liked her a lot, 2) she inspired me to do 439 projects, and c) I made it my personal goal to be just like her. So naturally, when I found out she started blogging, I was ALL. OVER. IT. 

7.  The Inspired Apple
Abby is amazing!  Have you seen her on the TpT site?  She's a MACHINE!  She radiates cuteness and I love all of her creations.  She also keeps me chuckling as I adore her writing style.  I'm a sucker for a great, blunt, and goofy author.  When I grow up, I want to be just like her.

8. Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher
When I knew I first wanted to start a blog (throwback to 2010!), I started looking at and for others' 5th grade blogs!  I actually found very few.  There are a TON of primary blogs out there.  As I perused I came across this blog--one of my early blog list additions! I  now check it daily that we're at the same grade level!  

9. Create*Teach*Share

I get LOTS of great ideas from this blog. I love her "theory" as well and I commend her on her efforts as an educator as she's moved around a LOT in a short period of time!  I feel this way sometimes and I sometimes consider it a hurdle to the flow of my creative juices! So--yeah.  She's awesome.

10. 3rd Grade's a Hoot
I really only recently came across this blog!  (So recently, in fact, I haven't even had the time to add her button yet!! WHAT?!)  Look at how CUTE it is! Oh my gosh! I like the owl craze as of the last few years.  I totally buy into it. I'm pretty sure that's what I'm doing for a theme in my classroom next year!  So..anyways...Misty's teaching 3rd this year and I'm pumped cause we can be grade level buddies. I would like lots more grade level buddies.  Tell your 3rd grade friends because I'd like someone to sit with at lunch discuss education with.


  1. Yours is definitely one of my favorite blogs! I checked out the tour of your classroom and love the homework signs you have (the colors and dots are great). Anyway, do you sell those on your TPT site? I'd love more info and could use those on my homework board. My email is Thanks!

  2. Thanks so very much for the shout out and the award!! I appreciate all your kind words. Your blog is super sassy and I can't wait to read more!! Good luck with the new school year!
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

  3. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! IT is very much appreciated! I tried to highlight and copy the code for your blog button, but it did not work. Any suggestions?

  4. Can I just tell you how much I adore all of you? You all give me warm fuzzies! :)

    Melissa, I don't know what's going on! Are you grabbing all of the text..? That seems obvious, and I'm sure you are but I don't know WHY it's not working!! I'll look into it!

  5. Thanks for the shout out! Love your blog!!