Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I'm a Winner, and Chicago Teacher Tips

Thanks to my wonderful Canadian blogger friend Keri at Teach~Play~Smile for the awesome prize in her giveaway!  I won a Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter!  I can't wait to put it to good use in my classroom.  I have followed Keri's blog for months because she teaches second and third graders, and I taught a 2/3 split last year.  Hope you'll check out her blog and become a follower.
There are some great teacher deals in Chicago if you're planning a trip to the Windy City.  I have taken many trips there because my brother works downtown, and have discovered some awesome perks for educators.  First, admission is free at the Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, and Art Institute with your school ID.  Also, the Shedd Aquarium offers free admission for teachers from IL, WI, MN, and IN by first registering for a pass online. Teachers from other states can get $3 off by showing their school IDs.

If you're looking for a hotel suggestion I highly recommend The Fairmont  - it is centrally located between Millenium Park and Michigan Avenue.  The rooms are big when compared to others in Chicago, and you can find good deals on their website.  I do not get any freebies for sharing this advice, just wanted to share what I've discovered.  Also, for discounts on attractions and restaurants check out his website for some deals - Explore Chicago - just put in discounts on the search link and you will be directed to discount codes on many of the best attractions.

This past weekend our family had its annual meet-up at the Taste of Chicago and, in spite of the heat, enjoyed a great day. 
My niece and I

We saw yummy hunkster Dierks Bentley!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the kind words! I haven't been to Chicago but will keep in mind your recommendations for the future time when I'll get to visit the windy city.