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!


  1. I'm so jealous! I wanted to come, but that weekend we were in Maryland for the Iowa/Maryland game (which we lost). And then the Bears lost to put salt in that wound. Anyway, maybe next time!!

  2. It was so awesome to meet you, Jane!!! I'm glad you found a place to watch the Packers' game. Thank you again for all your hard work to grab those giveaway goodies. It was like Christmas!! Hope to see you again soon.

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