I developed this blog in large part for me. It helps me keep a record of what we’ve done and it also helps me stay organized and keep track of websites where I’ve gotten activity ideas and printables. You should see my drafts!! Whenever I’m cruising around trying to find information and activities for new units I create a “draft” and link lots of the websites I come across. I have about three or four times as many draft posts for myself as “real” posts about what we’re doing. That way if I come across a wonderful activity about money or a cool website about Native Americans that we won’t use until later I can keep tabs on it. I always wonder if other peoples blogs are as much of a mess as mine is behind the scenes!
Anyway, I had lots (and lots and lots) of links on the side bars, so I could simply follow my own links to the websites I wanted to visit. It was starting to look really sloppy, though, so I placed all my favorite websites on another page. The links at the top left will take you there and it’s organized in sections by color: