Friday, December 30, 2011

Middle & High School Blog Party

When Kristen from Secondary Solutions told me about the middle & high school blog party, I was all in. When I first started blogging, I was feeling a bit left out. There are SO many adorable blogs for K-3 teachers but what about the middle school teachers?? It's bad enough that we have to deal with the hormonal changes but now we can't get any love in blogland? I couldn't deal. I was having a Veruca Salt moment. I did neglect my blog for a long time and I blame that entirely on grad school, but I can also say that part of it was due to the fact that I was having a serious identity crisis. I wanted to teach first grade, too! {Ok, it wasn't that serious, but still!} I LOVE fifth grade and all the perks... less boogers, more independence, but show me the blogs!! While there are wayyy more upper elementary/middle school blogs around now than there were even 6 months ago, I love finding more. I'm linking up with Secondary Solutions and you should too. And if you stop by from the party, please leave a comment or become a follower so that I can check out your blog. We need to stick together.

I also can't get enough of the linky parties this week and since this is my third in four days, I decided to partipate in Jodi from Clutter-Free Classroom's "How I spent my winter vacation" party on my personal blog, since I didn't spend it doing school stuff. If the parties keep coming, I'm going to need some more time off.


  1. Thanks so much for joining our party! So glad to have you with's to a great 2012!

    -Kristen, Secondary Solutions

  2. WOW! It's like you were reading my MIND! All these cutesy posts from inspiring teachers in K-3 just made me feel like the blogging world was not really working for the "Junior and Uppers". Thanks for this post!

    ✪ Liam ✪
    Twist of Liam

  3. "Less boogers, more independence" - this is my favorite thing ever!! I always say I like middle school kids because no one pukes on their desks :)

  4. Gotta love Veruca Salt! (Thanks for the link to the video!)
    Thanks also for being a sweet BloggyFriend and leaving such a reassuring comment on my blog--there WAS enough air and I made it home safely!

    Happy New Year, Miss P!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  5. I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. You can pick it up at Making It As A Middle School Teacher at

  6. I also awarded you the Versatile Blogger.. You are a popular lady!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Caught in the Middle

  7. Three times the charm! I awarded you the Versatile Blogger award also! Haha! Too funny... If this were kickball, you definitely would not be picked last. :-)


  8. I totally know what you mean about feeling like there aren't a lot of blogs out there for the uppers. I teach third, which is like where you can still be borderline cutesty, but there are SOOO many things out there for Kindergarten and 1st that it does make me feel a little left out at times! I try to make stuff I find adaptable!

  9. A little late, and hopefully not a dollar short. I'm about a month into the blog world and just came across your blog. Looking forward to following you. :)

    5thGradeRocks, 5thGrade Rules