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We had a neat "Getting to Know" you activity where we filled in the letters on our tables. Each person at the table wrote their name, their blog, a word to describe themselves, and their favorite subject to teach. At the end we realized we made the INSPIRATION! motto for the meet up.
Our table, which consisted of several SCSD2 teachers
didn't have a letter so we paired up with different tables. Michelle and I were lucky enough to join the Letter R table.
Heather from Smack Dab in the Middle along with Jenny from Luckeyfrog's Lilypad were both in attendance at the R table and I must say that while I've
stalked admired them from afar, meeting them made me realize how nice and approachable they both were. Thanks for being kind ladies. I wish I had gotten to spend more time with you both!
During the gift swap we met some amazing 4th and 5th grade teachers. Teachers brought their favorite classroom tools to swap. There was everything from task card holders to stapleless staplers, such neat ideas!! I wish I had hours to talk with these ladies. They were all easy to talk to and full of ideas. I could have spent hours just sitting in this circle picking their brains.
One great suggestion they gave was to organize our Pinterest boards. Check out Amanda's boards. Aren't they beautiful!!!??
I've slowly started to organize mine....It's a work in progress. I haven't made cute covers yet, but it's my next step!
To wrap up the day we participated in Giveaways!!!! Yay! Each attendee was given 5 tickets to drop into a bag representing an item. We had to spread out our tickets and deciding on an which 5 items we wanted a chance to win was tricky!
Check out these amazing prizes!
And the amazing thing is.... I won! Not only did I win, I won TWICE!!!!!!!!!! I never win raffles and to hear my name called TWICE made me want to jump up and down!!!
The first giveway I won was free registration to an SDE conference! Now I just need to decide which one I want to go to! I love the SDE conferences.
And the WOW gift was a HUE HD document camera!!!! How freaking AWESOME is that!!!!! Michelle and I are scheduled to present around the state this summer so the camera
will be very beneficial!
Anyone attending the eRevolution conference, WISE conference, the iPossibilities conference or Digipalooza? Come find us if you are!!!
To top the day off we received a TON of Giveaways!
We had stuff from Vera Bradley (the reusable bags), Lakeshore (reusable bag), Erin Condren (planners), Scentos (the pens, markers, and stickers), and goodies from Teacher Created.
I felt like a member of the Oprah audience when Holly announced everyone was receiving an Erin Condren calendar. One for you, One for you, and One for you! Talk about excitement!
After dinner we had a PJ Party! I felt like I was in High School again!
At the PJ party, we had TPT stickers and lanyards from GoNoodle. I love how all of these amazing companies gave so that we could have this Meet Up! Talk about feeling the love. Every teacher in attendance felt the love.
The weekend was full of great inspiration and side splitting laughter! Almost running out of gas, waking up our entire floor playing Heads Up!, and late night ice cream all provided unforgettable memories. Being surrounded by teachers who share the same passion as you for teaching was so refreshing, and just what was needed during this busy push to the end of the school year. A perfect weekend in so many ways!
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Shout out to everyone involved in organizing and running the Meet Up. I can't wait for next year!
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