Tuesday, December 25, 2012

2012 Bloggy Best & Brightest

I really don't know where to start really, I guess I should go back a few days...

Last week was crazy, we were all set to end the week off spectacularly but Jack Frost had different plans. Wednesday night is snowed, like 8+ inches of snow, so we had a snow day. Totally threw everything off. We HAD to go back on Friday, thank god the streets were plowed, because the high schoolers had to take their finals. Friday went as smooth as it could go and I was glad to just get out of there and go home. Why? Well on Thursday morning I woke up violently ill. I won't go into it, cause I  am still recovering and I'd prefer not to relive it. Needless to say I have been recovering and not been able to share much with all you wonderful readers.

I missed most of the fun out here in Teacher Bloggy land. I opened up my email this morning and had 30+ emails that I have been avoiding. I tackled them and was going to logg off to go read, but I couldn't pass up this VERY popular linky over on Christina's Blog, Bunting, Books, and Brainbridge.
Christina please do share the fint for the word "brightest" i just am in love with it.

When I looked up my stats to find my popular posts, I found that most of them were from 2011. Can't say I am surprised, this year has been harder than the previous one. However, here is what I was able to find as a best of 2012...

Needless to say I have to step up my game should I want to do this again next year.

My biggest accomplishment this year, in my eyes is the continuation of my business blog, A Teacher's Plan. I managed to keep afloat and thanks to you wonderful teachers out there I was a successful Fall. Heres to recreating that this coming year. I love creating plans, and I am so grateful that many of you find them easy to use. That is the  the driving force. Thank you.
I can't go on without saying a huge thank you to Erica because her template is the biggest grossing template on my site! She is forever immortalized cause it is names after her. :) Thanks again lv, for being so sweet and generous.

Now, is the part I wanted to get to...
I can't possibly name everyone of you that have inspired me but there are a special few that have been there for me during some difficult times. Some of you that inspire me with every post. Whose products I can't can't help but live without because I know they will make my teaching so much better. So I want to say a BIG thank to...

Kristen, you are forever an inspiration. I want to be just like you when I grow up. Thanks for always proving support when I need it and for always knowing what I am going through. 

Hadar, your so fabulous, kind and generous, not sure there is anyone else out in the world like you. I am glad to call you a BBFF since the start.

Greg, I can relate to you in so many ways, I don't know if you'll ever know. LOL Thanks for always making me laugh, and for letting me help.

Annie and Maria I can't help but buy almost everything you create.
The Moffatt Girls  and 

Melissa, for always replying to all my comments. Your so sweet, I am a bit jealous that I am not a 3rd sister to you and Kristen. LOL

OMG, I have to stop cause I could go on forever. I will say that this isn't even the start of the list. Thank you for all for inspiring me and helping me be a better teacher.

As for my fellow local teachers reading, both current and former, thank you too! You know I couldn't do it without you.

Almost forgot...
Favorite new thing I tried in 2012 is Instagram! Almost lost it a few days ago before they amended their policies. Whew.

Now that is enough smarm. If you know me you know I don't do smarm well. :D So I'll leave you with my favorite picture books (Picture books are a bit of an obsession for me. To go off on a tangent I have so many picture books the weight was too much and I cracked a book shelf. Yikes, I have a problem.) of 2012. 
Finally jumped on the Pete the Cat band wagon with Pete and his Groovy Buttons.

I love ALL the Splat Books, but here is one of my fav's in 2012.

Who can resist Mo Willems? 

Have a VERY Merry Christmas everyone!
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Oh and don't forget to link up with Christina!


  1. M, you are too sweet!! I love that you always read my blog and know that I always read yours too! BBFF for life! Love ya!

  2. Just found your blog through the linky. Love it! I teach 3rd but I always learn from my primary friends.Thanks for sharing!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

    1. Your very welcome Gina. :) Always love sharing, it's so inspiring.

  3. Thanks for linking up! :)

    The font is Poptics Three... always love finding a fellow font junkie!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

    1. OMG, you rock! Thanks for the font name, and I am so a font junkie. LOL :)

  4. Merry Christmas! Keep doing what you're doing! xo

    1. Gary, I have not forgotten about you! I do read but don't always have the time to comment. I'll keep doing what I do but please keep doing what you do. Your stories are amazing! Merry Christmas to you too.

  5. Thanks Ms. M, long lost sister! Just imagine all the Downton we could watch!! I hope you are feeling much much better and you are having a wonderful holiday season!

    1. LOL I think we would have Downton on all the time, LOL we could just play it on a loop. :P I like the Long lost sister. Set a place for me next Christmas! LOL

  6. Aw thanks! Happy Holidays to our 3rd sister in spirit!

  7. Love your blog! I am your newest follower!

    Diana :)-(
    Le@rning Out Loud

  8. You are welcome! Loved reading this whole post!


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