Friday, July 19, 2013

Vegas Teacher/Blogger Meet Up!

The night finally came....the night I had been waiting for...the teacher/blogger meet up!

It was so much fun! We had drinks and snacks and they had a raffle where we could win prizes. I won the Scholastic written by Erica Bohrer from Erica Bohrer's First Grade. She even signed the inside of the book. The CD came from Jennifer and her blog is Simply Kinder. I told her how much I loved her blog and she gave the CD to me with freebies from a collection of different bloggers. So I went away feeling pretty lucky!

At the meet up I met many of the teachers that I read and follow their blogs. It was fun to put a person to the actual name. I wanted to share with you who I met.

Kathleen Pedersen from Growing Kinders...I use a lot of her centers in my classroom.


Fran Kramer from Kindergarten Crayons.....she changed my teaching life when I found her blog. I started following her and through her blog I was linked to this whole world that I never knew existed.

Deanna Jump from Mrs. Jump Class......I use a lot of her Literacy Units but also her popcorn words, and guided reading program.
Alessia from Mrs. Albanese's Kindergarten Class (the sweetest teacher I met by far) I love her blog and I use her center items in my classroom.
But I was even more excited to spend time with the ladies that I had met on Sunday night. There was about 8 of us met up for dinner at the Grand Lux CafĂ©. Amy from Teaching in Blue Jeans set it up so we would have people to go to lunch and dinner with and so we would have familiar faces to spend the week with.

I had so much fun with each and everyone of them! From left to right it is Amy from Teaching in Blue Jeans, LC from The Beezy Teacher, Michelle from Journey into TK, me, Susan from Teaching Doodles, Elizabeth from Kicking it in Kindergarten, and Holly from Mrs. Ehle's Kindergarten Class. I look forward to a long friendship and we are hoping to connect our classes through Skype!




Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My First Post and Vegas!

I am really excited to start my very first blog. I love going to classroom blogs and learning about what other teachers are doing in their classrooms. One day I thought "Hey I can do this too!" So with the help of a very patient friend I was able to get my very own blog up and running. I look forward to sharing my classroom and meeting new friends along the way.

I have been reading blogs for a couple of years now and I was reading about all the Kindergarten teachers going to Vegas for an I Teach K conference. After doing lots of research I was hooked and knew I had to get out there too. I am stoked to say that this is finally the year I will get to attend the conference.

Not only do I get to attend the conference but I get to go to a meet-up on Tuesday night. I finally get to meet the amazing Kindergarten Teachers/Bloggers that I have been following all in one place. I may be a little star struck! :)

The Teacher Wife made this cute button!