Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday link up!

This link up  from Third Grade Galore and Digital Divide and Conquer is  just what I needed to write out my Wednesday thoughts. 
My Win

Check out my new blog design by Megan from A Bird in Hand Designs. It's awesome! I cannot thank her enough for listening to what I wanted and making it come to life. Thank you Megan!

My Loss

My car has been dirty for a month now. I keep telling myself I am going to take it in for a wash but I haven't. Poor baby, I will show it some love soon. This image is from google search, I assure you my car isn't this dirty but it feels like it is. 

My Cost

"Arrrg"... I have started some of my summer reading today with Dave Burgess' Teach Like A Pirate. I first heard about this book on instagram during Teacher Talk Tuesday. #teachertalktuesday 
Side bar: I love instagram. It's a lot fun getting to see quick glimpses into teachers daily routine through images. 

A teacher posted that she had started reading the book and was getting inspired for the new school year.  The title alone had me intrigued. After doing some research I knew this was a book I wanted to read and purchased a copy on Amazon. So far the book has been really entertaining and helping me focus on what I want from this new school year. I look forward to reading more and sharing my thoughts. Have an awesome Wednesday everyone.

Until next time...


  1. I love your new blog design and Teach Like a Pirate is quickly becoming a new motto at my school. A great read! :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Thank you Brandee! I'm looking forward to reading more from this book!

  3. I have Teach Like a Pirate in my pile of books to read this summer. Everyone is sharing how much they love it, so I am looking forward to reading it soon.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

    1. Hi Bethany! I finished the book and now I see why everyone is buzzing about it. Very inspiring!

  4. Love the new design! Megan did mine as well and I am super pleased.

    I'm reading Teach Like a Pirate right now too. A very inspiring and reaffirming book for sure!

    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason

  5. Thanks for stopping by and linking up. I was hoping that was your own Jeep...I kind of liked it that way. Your new blog design looks great and thanks for sharing who did it.

    I feel like I'm the only one who isn't reading about teaching like a pirate. I'll add it to the list.

    thanks again for linking up with us.
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

    1. Haha! Thanks Matt! I've finished reading the book and highly recommend you check it out.

  6. Oooo! Love the new design! The 'stache makes it! Thank goodness that is not your JEEP. I was ready to drive south and take a hose to it! LOL!

    Teaching With Moxie

  7. Megan did an awesome job with your blog design Mr. G! Thanks for linking up with me! I hope your first year teaching third grade was an amazing experience for you. I have one week left of school with my kiddos, and following that it looks like I'm going to have to get my hands on "Teach Like a Pirate"! Can't wait to see what you'll be sharing here!

    Kdot’s Learning Spot

    1. Hi Katie O! Thank you so much for the compliments! After year 1, I am officially in LOVE with 3rd grade.

      I have finished reading Teach Like a Pirate and thought it was awesome! I will be blogging more about soon. You will definitely want to check this book out! Good luck on your last week and welcome to Summer vacation!

  8. I've seen Teach Like a Pirate everywhere this summer. I guess it's time for me to go and get a copy. Thanks for linking up.

    Third Grade Galore

    1. My pleasure Jeanette! Looking forward to doing it again!

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