Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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gpoodleSummer Vacation!

Well, I brought home the teacher’s manuals for the levels I expect to be teaching “next year” (which actually begins on August 25th.) Levels A & B are mostly complete because I taught them this year. Level C I have taught in the past, but my lesson plan collection is sketchy. Level D I have never taught. So, if I’m organized, I could try to get levels C and D mapped out over the summer. Will I? Support welcome! 6 years ago

gpoodleOH no!

Didn’t even THINK about writing next week’s plans today because it was a staff development day and I was very busy thinking about all the great things I could do NEXT year! 6 years ago

gpoodleHome stretch

I’m so excited that I now have NEARLY a full year’s worth of plans for Kdg., Grade 1 and Grade 2. Next year, I will only have to get the plans for Grade 3 and Grade 4 done by Friday because K, 1 and 2 will be there already and will just need to be tweaked. If I combine my 1 3rd grader and my 1 4th grader (this is ESL and we have a small population) then I will only have to write ONE new plan a week, but it will be the kind of plan that won’t really be recyclable to the next year! 6 years ago


Didn’t even START before leaving today. On the bright side, I am nearly free all weekend, so I can hopefully get SOMETHING done before the dreaded Sunday night! 6 years ago

gpoodleFriday morning

Well, I finished 1 out of 3 before I left the building last night. Today I have a personal day so that I can cook for the Passover seder. WORK WORK WORK! Maybe I’ll get #2 done tonight before dropping in exhaustion. Tomorrow is all seder all the time. Sunday night will probably be when I get #3 done. On the other hand, I won’t have THREE to do on Sunday night! Perspective, it’s all perspective. AND NEXT year, I will have these all in the computer, so I can just tweek them! 6 years ago


Here it is 9:35 on a Sunday night and I’m just getting ready to start planning! Oh my! 6 years ago


Well, at least for this week. Next week we are off on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and we are going out of town. BUT I don’t have spend 1 minute of my vacation worrying about the plans for next Thursday and Friday. Such a good feeling (and on Mr.Roger’s birthday!) 6 years ago


I HATE having my Sunday dominated by finishing up the lesson plans that should have been done on Friday! 6 years ago

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