Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year, New Blog Name... and a Sale!

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas! I know I did =) I'm so excited because I have another entire week off of school. That means I will be organizing, planning, and enjoying time with my little guy. Okay- on to some big news... in case you didn't notice, my blog name has changed! When I first started blogging about a year ago, I came up with the name "Tales From Room 112". I've never been in love with the name but couldn't think of what else I wanted it to be. I knew that I wouldn't be teaching in Room 112 forever so it would have to change eventually. Yesterday, the idea of an open door classroom came into my mind and I just had to have it as my blog name. That's how "The Open Door Classroom" came to be! I was reflecting about blogging and how much I've learned over the past year from fellow bloggers. It is because everyone opens the doors to their classrooms and shares ideas that I've grown as a teacher. This is my hope for all of you- that you will be able to take ideas and inspiration away from my blog because of my "open door classroom." I hope you love the name as much as I do! Here are some great quotes I found yesterday when playing around with my new blog name:

“Whatever we possess becomes of double value when we have the opportunity of sharing it with others.” -Jean-Nicolas Bouilly

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” -George Bernard Shaw

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” -Margaret Fuller

Another big change is coming soon in the next few days- Erin Blecki from Creating and Designing is currently working on a new blog design for me! She sent me the previews a few days ago and they are amazing! I can't wait to get it installed on my blog. It's like an Extreme Blog Makeover =)

I also wanted to tell you that I am having a sale on all of my Common Core posters and Common Core vocabulary cards through January 2nd! I decided to throw a sale for these items because I know that it takes a while to print, laminate, and cut out the cards in these products. Winter break is a great time to do this! You can now enjoy 20% off of these items =)

Have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. Love, love, love the new name for your blog! I also love your current design, so I can't wait to see your makeover! :)

    I am so, so, so jealous that you have another week off work! We only have one more day off. *pout*
    Happy New Year!

    Teaching Maddeness

  2. Awesome new name! Erin does such a great job with blogs. I am sure you are already in love with it.
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