December 30, 2015

Let the Countdown Begin: Top Ten Posts of 2015

The end of the old year and the beginning of the new is a great time to take stock, stock of habits (both good and bad), stock of health, stock of career, and even stock of one's blog. With that in mind I decided to look at the top ten posts here on The Teacher's Desk 6. This should help me focus on the topics that my followers most like to read. So then, what posts received the most visitors? Let the countdown begin...

TEN... Published on July 2, 2015
Make Your Masterpiece was the third in a series of TpT Seller Challenges that was hosted by Ashley of Teach Create Motivate. Sellers were encouraged to create a "masterpiece" product to offer in their stores. This was my masterpiece.

NINE...Published on Jan. 20, 2015
Tuesday Writing P.A.W.S. FREEBIE was the initial post of a weekly series. The Paragraph a Week Program is near and dear to my heart as I explain in this post.  Each week a writing prompt is offered free to followers. It's print and go ready!

EIGHT... Published on July 27, 2015
Teacher Faves was part of a series of posts hosted by Ramona from Ramona Recommends, Layla from Fancy Free in 4th, and Jamie from a Not so Wimpy Teacher.

SEVEN... Published on Nov. 27, 2015
Here's to Advent, A HUGE Collection of Activities featured ideas, activities, and all things Advent, free and paid.

SIX... Published on Nov. 10, 2015
Teaching Tuesday: Thankful for the Tuesday Writing P.A.W.S. featured another topic from my Paragraph a Week Program, one with a Thanksgiving theme, and was part of a linky hosted by HoJo's Teaching Adventures.

FIVE... Published on Aug. 6, 2015
Favorite Things: Three Terrific Techie Teaching Tools was part of a linky hosted by the Teaching Trio wherein participants were asked to blog about their favorite teaching things. Here're mine.

FOUR... Published on June 6, 2015
Monday Made It: I Have, Who Has How-to was part of the ever popular linky hosted by 4th Grade Frolics. In this popular post I explain how I make an I Have, Who Has activity. Not sure what that is? All I will say here is that it is one of, if not THE favorite classroom activity in all my classes. Be sure to read this post for more information.

THREE... Published on Jan. 27, 2015
Tuesday Writing P.A.W.S. 1.27.15 featured yet another Paragraph a Week topic; this one about what it means to be nice. It also featured information about assessing the writing topics and incorporating writing skills, such as the 6+1 Traits of Good Writing within the program. Readers were able to download a free Interactive Notebook Foldable to help students learn the traits.

TWO... Published on July 20, 2015
Monday Made It: Oh So Simple, Oh So Cute... and a gift was another post that was part of weekly linky over at 4th Grade Frolics. In this post I showed how I made really cute bathroom passes and shared some Christmas (in July) gift coupons.

THE TOP POST AT THE TEACHER'S DESK 6 FOR 2015... Published on July 13, 2015

Monday Made It: Another Kind of TPT was also part of the weekly linky over at 4th Grade Frolics. In this post I reviewed the book Total Participation Techniques (TPT, for short) by Persidea and William Himmele. I was inspired to create a formative assessment tool based on what I learned about in the book.

These top posts give me something to think about regarding blogging. The most popular posts are either part of a linky or part of a weekly series. Two of my New Year blogging resolutions are...

1. to participate in more linky parties

2. to be very consistent in blogging my weekly series posts.

Let's hope I have the resolve to follow through!
Have you made any resolutions for this coming year? I'd love to hear yours.
Happy New Year, Everyone!

I'm adding this post to a fun linky hosted by Years That Ask Questions. Be sure to stop by and check out all of the favorite, best of the best blogger posts of 2015.


  1. Great idea! I love how you counted down your most popular posts! Happy New Year!


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