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Saturday, April 5, 2014

BLOG HOPPIN' AFTER AN AWESOME MEET-UP

At the end of March, fifty-four teachers and bloggers attended the Spring Teacher Blogger Meet-Up at the French Lick Resort & Casino that was organized by the fabulous, Holly Ehle.  It was AMAZING!  I had such a fantastic time being surrounded by educators from all over the country who are passionate about teaching.  They were truly an inspiration.  When's the next meet-up?!

To share a bit about our experience, and to give YOU the chance to win some of the awesome give-aways we received that weekend, we are having a BLOG HOP!! Be sure to hop all the way to the end in order to find your chance to enter the MASSIVE PRIZE GIVE-AWAY!!  Check it out, you can win ALL of these great prizes...  

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While at the meet-up, we had the opportunity to participate in a "Teacher Tool Swap."  Everyone brought a a little something that they cannot live without in their classroom.  After a fun, little game that tested my knowledge of left and right, I had a fancy new pair of scissors, post-its, AND these fabulous pens!!  Thanks, Amanda Pauley!! ...my spring break grading was much more enjoyable with these fun, colorful pens by PaperMate.

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As if the Vera Bradly bag, Erin Condren gift card, and Scentos weren't enough, I also won a $50.00 gift card to Schoolgirl Style!!  Melanie provided all of the decorations for the Blogger Meet-Up.  They were PERFECT and I can't wait to order some fun decorations for my classroom!  I mean, look!!

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...I even learned a few things at this Spring Teacher Blogger Meet-Up!  During the Tips & Tricks session, Jenny taught everyone about the pros of using Windows Live Writer for posting to your blog.  How did I not already know about this??  If you have Windows, you have Windows Live Writer.  I love how simple it makes inserting pictures and making them the perfect size!!  

Sitting next to Amanda Pauley was definitely a wise decision.  Just one peak at the desktop of her computer changed my life!! Check out my post on desktop makeovers to learn more...

Yeah, free is fantastic, and the Tips & Tricks were great, but the best part of the weekend was the contagious enthusiasm of the teachers and bloggers that had traveled on their own time and at their own expense to be a part of the weekend.  I LOVE teaching; being around other teachers who LOVE what they do was exactly what I needed to rejuvenate me for the rest of this school year!!  

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Don't forget to keep hopping!  Check out Amanda @ The Primary Gal and you will be one step closer to the ultimate prize give-away!!

22 comments:

  1. SOOO glad you joined the ranks of crazed teacher bloggers! LOL Hope it brings some happiness and inspiration to your life...because that's what your friendship does for me! Here's to many, many more blogging adventures together!!!

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    1. I'm so glad you twisted my arm and convinced me to join!! : ]

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  2. I love your blog design!!!! It was great meeting you!
    Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

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    1. Thanks!! It was great meeting you too! What an awesome weekend! ...so ready to do it all over again!

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  3. It was so much fun getting together! Great post!
    Hilary
    Rockin' Teacher Materials

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    1. It was great! I am already looking forward to the next one!

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  4. I'm so glad that I found another upper grade teacher amongst all those primary teachers!! We need to recruit more for the next meet-up!! It was awesome meeting you.

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    1. I agree!! Bring on the middle school teachers! : ]

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  5. IT was so nice meeting you Heather! I had a great time talking with you.

    Teaching in Blue Jeans

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    1. It was awesome meeting you too!! : ] ...I think our next meet-up should be in Texas!

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  6. It was great meeting you Heather! Your blog design is so cute!
    :) Dana
    Common to the Core

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    1. Dana!! It was great meeting you too! ...and thanks! I did a "Build Your Blog" design from A Bird in Hand Designs. LOVE it!

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    1. You too!! I feel like we live so close to each other! You, Abbie, Holly, and I should all get together sometime!

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  8. Just wanted to say that I love the colours on your blog!! So cool.

    Jem
    Luck's Little Learners

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  9. It was great to meet you too! Hopefully we will all get together again soon!
    Stacey
    Teaching Ever After

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  10. So happy you were a winner of my gift certificate! Have fun shopping!!!
    Melanie

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    1. Thank YOU for your generous donation!! I am super excited for my shopping adventure! : ]

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  11. Looks like you all had a blast!! I wish I was closer!! I appreciate the desk top makeover!!! That is a necessity for me!!

    Susan
    LopezLandLearners

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    1. Thanks!! Isn't it great!! I now have an organized desktop on my personal and school computers. ...I am new to all of this, but I am hoping to get some FREEBIE templates up on TpT soon!

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  12. Such a great post about the weekend, Heather! I'm also a fan of those desktop makeovers! Can't wait until we all get together again!

    Primary Inspired

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  13. Looks like tons of fun! I love the look of your blog!! I found it through the hop!!! It was such a great idea to share your favorite tools with each other!! It's always fun to discover what other teachers love.
    Melissa
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade

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