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Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

March 8, 2013

My 100th Post!!! SOLC #8

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WOW!  I couldn't believe the number when I saw it... my 100th post on this blog!  I never thought I could write 1, 5 or 10 posts (let alone the SOL Challenge of 2012) but here I am - slicing and writing and sharing my opinions.

Today, on my sunny half birthday, I present a gratitude list!  Here's to another 100+ slices!

I'm thankful for

  • friends who inspire me to be myself
  • students who remind me to teach thoughtfully and to the best of my abilities
  • social media sites to keep me connected to a huge, knowledgeable professional development network
  • books, libraries, bookstores and book-loving people to talk with about my reading
  • funny ideas that make me laugh and wise quotations that make me think
  • my health (let's pretend I'm not exhausted from a long week!)
  • chocolate (!)
  • blue skies and sunshine - no matter what the season
  • my blog readers and fellow slicers
  • Friday ('nuff said)
I'm most thankful for my family.  They are patient, understanding, kind and my favorite people on the planet.

Woo hoo! It's my 100th post!


  1. 100 is a milestone! Amazing to think one post at a time there are 100 memories you've written. Congratulations.

  2. Quite a milestone - congrats! And I've enjoyed reading each of them. Your grateful list is great - and yes, we can be so thankful for loving, caring families. Keep writing!

  3. It is a reason to celebrate! Way to go! I'm tossing confetti in your direction. As a fellow slicer, I am thankful for your writing. It is good to sit back and think about what you are thankful for.

  4. Congratulations! My milestone is coming in a few days....

  5. Congratulations, and I love your delightful list of gratitudes!

  6. Congratulations! It's rewarding to realize you've hit a milestone like this! Mine will be next week. Enjoy your moment!

  7. Congratulations!! I love your list! Lists (& Fridays) make me happy!!

  8. Woo-hoo! I knew you could do it all along and there will be plenty more! So much to be thankful for and I'm glad you took the time to write a gratitude list. It always makes you happy to know you've got lots of stuff to be happy about! I'm happy for Friday too. :) Oh, and chocolate.

  9. Happy 100th, Chris! Wow, that's quite a milestone. I look forward to the next 100!

  10. Congratulations! Celebration with lots of chocolate can go on for many days.