This is Kristen, from the Traveling Teacher. Only teachers can pick up other teachers in an airport and be besties by the time you board the plane.Red School Desk, she would be our traveling companion as the Hotel shuttled us from Louisville Kentucky to French Lick. Our driver gave us a little history lesson along the way as we all got to know each other. It was a nice 80 mile drive or 1 1/12 hours. Either way you looked at it, it was a long ride.
The Scoop in Second Grade and Jessica Bennet from Tales from a Countryside Teacher You can follower her on Instagram.
On Friday night we had delicious drinks and some dinner at the Power Plant. Followed up by a large group of us gathering at the West Baden hotel in the lobby for conversation and just some hanging out.
Thee following morning we worked on the items we needed for the scavenger hunt. Yes that's right, grown women running around the hotel in search of items on a list and taking crazy photos. It was a great bonding experience and a ton of fun. We were able to find all 17 items on the list and submit our entries. Of course no one in our group won, but again, we had a lot of fun trying.
At the Blogger meet-Up We watched an AMAZING video made by Chad Boender better known as Male Kindergarten Teacher This is a must see.
1. Writing- Jodi Southard
2. Centers- Katie Mense
3. Increasing your Followers-Latoya Reed
4. Streamlining Your Social Media- Brenda Hart Frady
Our event also had many great sponsors. I won a raffle prize. I was super excited about it being that I don't own any of Maria Dismondy's books yet and have been wanting them for a while.
We also walked away with a lot of SWAG. I love the Cute Vera Bradley bag, and just look at all the other goodies below, the GoNoodle lanyard, Astrobrights card stock, Kwik Stix Paint and Pencil Grips, Creative Clips note cards, Die cuts from Creative Teaching Press, The Better Life Bag key Chain and Those adorable inspirational quotes.
Saturday Night we had an 80' s Theme Dance Party. So much fun. Brought back a lot a great memories for me. Yes I lived the 80's. I even wore my favorite pair of earrings from high-school..
Here are a few more from the night- you might recognize a few of these other people in the photos.
It All Starter With Flubber, Nicole Swisher from All Things Apple in 2nd,
Megan Wheeler. from Mrs Wheelers First Grade, Greg from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard, Amy from Teachers Pay Teachers and Elizabeth Hall from Kickin' it in Kindergarten.
I love our big group photo-
Sunday Morning we met once again to snap a few last minute photos, say our goodbyes before brunch to those who weren't staying and to take a group photo in our cute t-shirts.
Before I left I had to relax for a few minutes on the porch of the hotel. All I can say is that Holly and her team know how to throw an event. It was the best I have been to- better than Vegas. It was real, it was meaningful and it was fun.
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