Sometimes I feel like there aren’t other people that share my same CRAZY passion about teaching and making products for my students… and then I go to the French Lick Blogger Retreat and I’m in a room filled with a ton of them. This is my second year going to this meet-up hosted by Holly from Ehle’s Kindergarten. She has a great team of teachers that help her prepare for this amazing weekend.
My teaching partner Kelly and I took a half-day off of school to head to French Lick, Indiana. We had about a 5 hour drive and arrived Friday evening. We met a few people and had somewhat of a late night at the casino. Let’s just say it’s a good thing we didn’t start the next day until 11:30.
The next day, was our “conference”. We got to be inspired, eat lunch together, and go to a few round table discussions. We had a little gift exchange among grade levels where I received a box with a poem written by Christina DeCarbo. The box is used to put student creations (letters/pictures) etc. or parent letters or anything that will brighten my day when things are a little overwhelming.
Amy and Nicole from TPT came to our retreat too!!!
This years theme: Take your Passion and Make it Happen!
We had a little “auction” with some really AMAZING prizes from our Teacher Sponsors! I even won a class set of seat sacks!
Everyone got a TON of freebies from many different sponsors!
The best part of the weekend was the 80’s party! Here are some fun pictures!
Richard Simmons (A.K.A. Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasbord)
I can’t even explain how much fun this weekend was! I was able to connect with so many people and get a little “recharge” going into the end of the school year!
Saying good-bye was hard to do!
Kelly, Jonelle (A Place Called Kindergarten), and Me!
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Here's to hoping that you have a fog delay in your future and that the fog makes it to Cincinnati:) Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!