Vegas. I seriously think I walked a gazillion miles, partly because we got lost
every day in our hotel. Each hotel is a city in itself.
third year to go and certainly my favorite. This year was a year of many firsts
though. I would also add that six days in Vegas is a longgggggg time!
the conference. This was a huge
undertaking for us but we were more than excited to do it because we LOVE
teachers. Teachers could stop by our booth to take pictures in our photo booth,
grab a sweet treat from our candy bar, and register to win a free ipad. We
seriously saw a thousand teachers our first day, and probably just as many the
second day. It was so fun to talk to
teachers who share the same passion for education.
present for. Eek! I seriously thought I was going to puke when I woke up.
Luckily, my sister flew in the night before to be my handy side kick. I was so
glad I had her to support me and encourage me. Y’all, I had a big girl room. I
almost passed out when I walked in the room. Holy guacamole. That’s a whole lot
of chairs. Luckily, I started my day with my Writer’s Workshop
presentation. It’s my favorite. I think that helped me to get in my groove. I
was so worried about my Early Finisher session because over 200 people signed
up and it was a hands-on session. In true teacher form, everyone was a rock
star and totally made it work. It was so much fun. I just love working with other teachers. If
you would have asked me two years ago if I would have any interest in presenting,
I would have said Heck NO! Who knew I would love this so much? Craziness I tell
just love my virtual friends and the relationships I have made through blogging
and TPT. If we took a picture this week, I would love you to email it to me.
something exciting to take back to your classroom. I also hope after meeting my hot mess self in
person, you still love me. Haha!
week. Start saving NOW for next year. I’m telling you, there is nothing like
Teachers Take Vegas week!
Because I love my husband so much, I had to go buy him these special cigars that you can only get in Vegas.
Meet Scott from Lakeshore Learning..he's one of my favorite people eva. Lakeshore is an amazing family owned and operated business that provides the best resources for our classrooms. Lakeshore gave away these games to all teachers stopping by their booth and they also donated hundreds of dollars in prizes for our Blogger Meetup and session prizes. I was able to join him for dinner this week and it was a blast!! Oh, they also call me “little Crystal”. Anyone who calls me little has my heart for ever. Bwhahaha!!
Friday was the only day I wasn't working our booth or presenting sessions so my sister and I hit the town for some fun. By then, I was ready to get the heck out of that hotel, lol.
I had so much fun at the Blogger/Teacher Meet Up. Seriously a thousand teachers crammed into a room taking a gazillion pictures. Can you name these rock stars?
Meet Paul, the founder of TPT. isn't he a cutie? I can't tell you how much this man has changed my life and the life of my family. TPT is such a blessing!!
Our last night Lindsay and I joined some of my favorite friends to go see New Kids On The Block. Talk about blast from the past! I'm not sure it sounds as good as back in the day, haha, but the show was pretty awesome!
Last, but not least…I LOVE my FREEBIELICIOUS girls! It was great to finally meet them in real life.
When I got home yesterday, I totally passed out. It was 6:00 p.m. I think my daughter thought I was drunk (though she has never seen that lol). She kept asking me if I was okay. I think my tired was tired and I was losing my ability to function. I left fifteen hours and boy did it do my body good. I have four more days before I leave for my next conference so I have to get my A game back. See you at Frog Street Splash on Thursday! It's going to be a blast!!