Prepare yourselves to be amazed! These new (and new-to-me) bloggers have been absolutely blowing me away with their creative and thoughtful posts of late.

First up,

**Type-A Mathland**. Anna Hester is up to some amazing stuff! What am I in love with about her blog right now? Pretty much every single post. It's hard, but I guess I'll pick out a few favorites to highlight. I can't wait to try this idea that uses index cards rolling dice to help students practice graphing linear functions. She also wrote a great post full of tips on getting started with interactive notebooks. If you are using inbs or thinking about using inbs, I'd definitely recommend reading this post! I LOVE seeing how other math teachers have decorated their rooms. Anna's classroom is gorgeous and definitely worth your time to check out! She also might be the most organized person I've ever came across. If I haven't convinced you by now, please take some time, check out her blog, and leave her some encouraging comments!

You also need to get to know Jan Lichtenberger from

**Equation Freak**. She teaches 8th grade pre-algebra and algebra in Chicago, and she's started posting lots of interactive notebook ideas on her blog! She is the type of teacher I wish I taught across the hall from. I know she has a ton to share, and I can't wait to take it all in! I absolutely loved her post on Geometric Art. I'm going to try my hardest to fit this in after state testing is finished. I also adore this slope foldable that she created. I think making the foldable out of graph paper was simply brilliant! I'm incredibly intrigued by the idea of having students create reflective portfolios of their work. You should definitely set aside some time to check out Jan's blog and leave her some blog love!

Another newcomer to the blogging world is

**Everthing Math**! Mrs. P has been on a roll lately with all of her interactive notebook and class activity posts! Her first post that caught my eye was making Christmas cards using ONLY quadrilaterals. You have to follow this link and see the amazing creations her students came up with! I'm loving the pockets she made for students to sort equations into based on their number of solutions. I can't wait to try out this Round Robin activity with my students. Since we've already covered solving equations, I'm going to have to find a different topic to use it with. But, I think this is a very versatile activity. I can't wait to add it to my "bag of tricks." She has tons more interactive notebook pages and foldables that I didn't link to. So, be sure to check out her blog and thank her for taking the time to share her resources with us!

This last blog has been around a little while longer than the others, but I only recently ran across it thanks to Pinterest. Janelle Graham blogs at

**The Dog Days of Math**, and her blog is a must-see! I'm super-excited to try out this idea of giving students the answer and having them come up with a question that correctly corresponds with it. I've seen this idea used in elementary classrooms before, but this was the first time I've seen it in a secondary classroom. Very exciting! And, stellated icosahedrons made out of straws? I need these for my classroom. ASAP. Her classroom is beautiful. I'm definitely going to have to make my own version of the banner that adorns her walls. And, her posts are also filled with precious pictures of her pups. What's not to love? She's got a ton of posts to look through, so be sure to set aside a chunk of time to check out her blog!

Do you know of any other new bloggers that we should know about? Have you just started a blog and want the feedback of others? Leave a link in the comments so we can visit!

Thanks for sharing these! Would love feedback on mine (http://appetite-for-instruction.com).

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