Once we arrived we went straight to the pool! I love the sweet girls I roomed with! Catherine from The Brown Bag Teacher, Sandy from Soaring Through Second, and Nicole from All Things Apple in Second are such amazing friends and teachers and it was fun to share such an inspirational conference experience with them!
They are all so incredible and inspiring and I'm pretty sure we talked nonstop the entire three days!
That evening was the Teacher Blogger Meet-up! It was so much fun see everyone and incredible to have a group of over 1,000 teachers in one room!!
Hope King is one of the first teacher bloggers I ever followed and she has the most amazing classroom ideas!!! In addition to being uber talented, she is also sweet as can be!! Love her and I am hoping to be able to visit with her again at the Ron Clark Academy!!
I was also super excited to see some of my favorite upper elementary bloggers who have been a huge support for me since I started teaching! Elizabeth (Funin4b), Tara (4th Grade Frolics), and Kristen (Ladybug's Teacher Files) are amazing and I feel like I have known them for so long! It was so great to finally meet these sweet friends in real life!
I also loved meeting CaseyJane (Wiggling Scholors) who joined us for dinner Wednesday night and Kayla (Top Dog Teaching) who was so fun to chat with! Seriously every single person I met was so sweet and inspiring and so fun to talk and connect with!
Also, there was an amazing photo booth at the meet-up thanks to GoNoodle! We loved the fun pictures and props!
Thursday and Friday were filled with everything from meet-ups to amazing conference sessions, to lunch with some fabulous girls!!
If you don't already follow these girls, make sure to check them out asap! They all have such an amazing positive energy about them! We were all smiles the entire time!
I absolutely love Joanne (Head Over Heals for Teaching) and her passion for teaching and anything that sparkles!! I can't wait to have our classes connect this year!
Loved hanging out with these lovely ladies!
Of course we also had to get a picture with Paul, who started the whole Teachers Pay Teachers movement!!!
We were also so happy to run into Cara towards the end of the evening on Friday!! She is absolutely adorable!