Well, I've finally rolled into the 21st century! Welcome to my new adventure: blogging! My goal with this blog is to post new ideas in curriculum and instruction in middle grade classrooms. I teach 5th grade in a suburban SW Ohio district. I'm currently transitioning my curriculum over to Common Core State Standards. This blog will help you see how I'm doing it (good and bad!), and hopefully inspire ideas for you and me, in new lesson plans, activities, and books. I'm so excited to start! I hope you'll journey with me!