And now, on to the good stuff (in no particular order):
3rd Grade Thoughts (apparently I'm obsessed with her because she was on last months post too) read The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Stephanie shares how she uses it in her classroom and a whole bunch of resources she found. I'm still figuring out how I want to use these. I think our New Year's resolution writing will be a perfect way to introduce this. In typical awesomeness, she also made a fab set of posters to go with it.
The Peanut Gallery had a really fun idea for teaching dialogue that I think would also be super fun for teaching point of view. Justin Beiber and George Washington having dinner together? Instant student engagement. AND this unit is free in her TPT store. Craziness!
Gina at Third Grade Tidbits wrote about Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop. I find profession books fall into one of two categories: Ideas or Implementation. You need big ideas, but you also need practical implementation for real life classrooms. I haven't read it yet, but I'm excited to start. Seems like this will give me some great ideas for real life implementation.
Teaching With Moxie shared how to get more followers (in a be true to yourself kind of way) and Heather at The Wild Rumpus wrote the 7 lessons she's learned as a newbie blogger. Thanks for reminding us to keep it real ladies.