Saturday, October 25, 2014

Winner of my 1000 Follower Giveaway and Reflections on the Midwest Bloggers Meet-Up

Thanks to all who entered my 1000 Follower Giveaway!
The winner selected through Rafflecopter was 
Julie Goode Smithe.
Thanks, also to the wonderful bloggers who donated prizes for this giveaway.

Last Saturday I attended the Midwest Teacher Bloggers Meet-Up in Chicago.
I had dinner with a friend the night before I went, and she said it seemed like I was going 
to meet an internet date.
I can only hope that people have internet date meetings as great as this event was!
We met at a Lakeshore Learning Store in Palatine, IL.
The event was planned and hosted by Jameson at Lessons with Coffee, and Lindsey at Thriving in Third.
Thanks girls!

These are some of the Wisconsin bloggers that attended.  I was so happy to finally connect with some of my favorite teachers from the Cheesehead State. We hope to have a meet-up in Wisconsin sometime in 
early 2015 (or whenever the snow lets up!).
Kudos to Kayla from Top Dog Teaching for coming all the way from North Dakota.  I have been following her for awhile, and she always shares great tips on how to use iPads in the classroom.
What a sweetie!
These are some of the great freebies we received for attending the meet-up.
Creative Teaching Press was very generous in sending bulletin board sets, letters sets, number sets, a calendar,quilt square project templates, and more.
Lakeshore Learning supplied us with bags, teacher cups, a literacy product, and a coupon to share with you!
We also won door prizes, traded favorite things, and were awarded with donated digital products for our classrooms. WOW!
My brother and his family live near Palatine so I was able to spend time with them.
Luckily we found a spot to watch the Packer game on Sunday!
If you're a football fan you know the Pack won big last Sunday, while the Bears lost another game at home.
It was a memorable weekend for sure!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

1000 IG Follower Giveaway!

Recently I reached 1000 followers on InstaGram!
Connecting with so many awesome educators has really inspired me to be a better teacher.

Because I am so honored to reach this milestone, I have put together a giveaway with the help of some fantastic teacher bloggers!
Check out what you can win!

This giveaway will end at 10:00 CST on Sunday, October 19.

Please follow the fabulous bloggers who have contributed to the giveaway!
Good luck!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Back in the Blogging Business for Currently!

Well hello there!
Long time - no see!
Yes, I've been wrapped up in everything school related, and have neglected the blog.
Well that stops here and now, thanks to Farley and this month's Currently.

Yay - my Packers are ahead at this point - 14 to zip!

I recently had my closed redone - I love it!
I even have a jewelry drawer!

We have a field trip to a nature center tomorrow and it's pouring right now - yikes!
Is it too much to ask that it dries up by 10 AM???

I realized today that there is a hole in the dryer vent in my basement that was caused by a mouse.
Don't they make dryer vents out of material that is mouse-proof?
This is not good people - not good.

Click on this link to get a simple October Book Log.
Can't wait to check out all the tricks and treats!