Some of you may have already seen the new All Things Upper Elementary blog, a collaboration of 14 amazing teachers of grades 3 to 6 from around the country. I'm so excited to be one of those collaborators! Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16 will be my introductory post. Check it out for a free math game you can download, print, and use with your class as quickly as you can get to the copy room and back, as well as a vignette into my early days as a fourth grade teacher. After tomorrow you can expect daily posts with teaching tips, strategies, and monthly freebies.
So why have I decided to post on TWO blogs this year? Well, my hope is that being part of a team will make me a more disciplined blogger. I'd like to be a little more consistent with my blogging schedule; my goal for 2013 is to post once per week, alternating between this blog and that one, although I'll certainly post more here when the mood strikes me. I also feel that being part of a team of bloggers of this caliber will help me to elevate the quality of my own blog here. Over the past year I've made a few changes already, and now that I'm part of this team I feel like we will all have the opportunity to learn from each other and stay on top of the technology learning curve as Blogger implements new features. After all, we're teachers first, and bloggers second!
I hope that if you teach grades 3 to 6 you'll come check out our new blog at All Things Upper Elementary, and if you have time, meet the rest of the team of teachers who have already introduced themselves. I think you'll agree that our group is diverse enough to be interesting, but united in our passion for teaching upper elementary aged kiddos.