Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Vegas Palooza

Hello, Friends!  I am in Vegas for the I Teach 1st conference and am having so much fun!  For the past two days I have had the privilege of sitting in on workshops by experts like Pat Pavelka, Jim Grant, Cara Carroll, Erica Bohrer, and Deanna Jump.  I was giddy to meet some of these "rock stars" in the blogging world.  I have been following them for so long that it feels like we are old friends (in my mind, at least! Ha!) Here are a few pics I snapped today:

Me with Erica Bohrer.  I took 3 classes of hers today-Time-Saving Center Set-Up and Management, Close Read: Modeling a Lesson, and Fitting it All In: A Look into the Year of a First Grade Teacher.  All exceptional classes!

Here I am with Deanna Jump.  I took her workshop entitled, "Shared Writing Across the Curriculum". I can't wait to use some of her ideas with my lower reading groups this fall!  They would definitely benefit from this technique and I can't wait to try it out.

Here I am with a new friend- Cherilyn Harrison from Hawaii.  She also has a new TPT store and was here solo, so we hit it off well.  It turns out we are both Erica Bohrer stalkers (for today, at least- we took so many of her classes!).

I also met two of the fun gals from Freebielicious at their booth- Kaci Hoffer (Mrs. Hoffer's Spot) and Mary Amoson (Sharing Kindergarten). They were so friendly and charming-wish I would have had time to chat longer with them!  Oh well, maybe on Friday at the TPT Conference. :)

Tomorrow is another day of learning fun!  I will be taking classes from Michelle Baker, Kim Adsit, and another class with Cara Carroll.  There is also a Pinterest Party and a Blogger Meet-Up after the day of workshops. Better get some rest!  


  1. Wasn't the conference AMAZING!!!! I feel like we met because I remember your darling blog name...it was a bit of a blur to meet everyoone! :)

    Smiles to you - Lisa Growing Firsties

    1. Hi Lisa! I do remember meeting you! What a fun night that was at the Blogger Meet-Up. :) Thank you for visiting my little blog- still trying to find my voice and get started! I have so many ideas I can't wait to share. :) I love your blog, too- I am a follower! Keep up the great work, and thanks for the encouragement!
      :) Stephanie


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