3. TpT Flock Meet-up in Binghamton, NY-May 2015
This is where it all began. I had only a few items in my TPT shop when I attended this meet-up. It was the first meet-up I had heard about (besides Vegas) and it was only a short 6 hour drive away. Attending this meet-up was the BEST decision I made! Not only did I meet THE Jen Jones of Hello Literacy, but so many other influential teacher-sellers like Melissa of First Grade Smiles, Jackie of The Template Teacher, Elsa of The Whole Wheat Class, and Nicole of Learning Lab. I learned A TON and made so many connections and lasting friendships at this meet-up! It also made my trip to Vegas less stressful because I knew I'd run into familiar faces!
You can read about the #TPTFlock Meet-up here. If you are interested in attending the next meet-up in April 2016, click here. Trust me, YOU WANT TO GO!
3. VEGAS! July 2015
I will let the photos speak for themselves. But guys, this trip was MONUMENTAL. I finally got to met Chad of Male Kindergarten Teacher IRL (in real life) after months of texting. We helped each other get to Vegas via a Donors Choose project. I'm happy to say that our friendship is going strong and we have collaborated on many project since then! He's the best!
|Chad of Male Kindergarten Teacher|
|The Guys of Primary!|
Left to Right: Chris of Famous in First, Yours truly, Mr. Greg of Kindergarten Smorgasboard, Chad of Male Kindergarten Teacher
|My fellow Jersey Gals!|
From left to right: Danielle of Study All Knight, Amie of Glitter Meets Glue Designs, and me!
|I met Freckles Sinclair! He's my favorite champ from GoNoodle!|
|Selfie time! Vera of The Tutu Teacher likes to photobomb!|
|There have never been more truer words. SDE knows how to make a rocking' Photo Booth!|
|Stacy of Simpson's Superstars! Keep reading to find out where we got our t-shirts printed with our brand logos!|
|The AMAZING Mary of Sharing Kindergarten! Her workshops were the bees knees! |
Do you like my shirt? Keep reading to find out where I got it!
|Panoramic shot of the Blog Hoppin' Meet-Up! There were SO. MANY. PEOPLE!|
|Rachelle of What the Teacher Wants. She is SO gorgeous!|
|Laura of Luv My Kinders. She has been an amazing supporter since I started my teacher Instagram over 2 years ago. Love ya girl!|
|The ever talented and Mastermind of the TPT Flock Meet-up Sherri of Literary Sherri! It was so nice to see a familiar face in Vegas!|
|I ran into Melissa of First Grade Smiles. I met her at the Flock Meet-up as well! L-O-V-E her!|
|The awesome Katie of Little Warriors! Her workshop was chock full of great ideas for centers!|
|Erin of Erin's Ink, another awesome clip artist!|
|Caitlin of Kindergarten Smiles. I seriously own tons of her resources from her TpT shop.|
|Chrissy of Buzzing with Ms. B!|
|Megan of I Teach. What's Your Superpower? When she knew who I was, I nearly fainted!|
|The BEST LADIES IN THE WORLD! The Primary Pack! Such a fabulous group of talented and kind women. |
From the top left: Kristin of Easy Teaching Tools, Ashley of One Sharp Bunch, Elyse of A is for Apples, Alexis of Laugh Eat Learn, Kelly of Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten, and Alisha of Missing Tooth Grins.
|Can't forget these ladies! I taught them an iPhone hack. Click the volume button on your iPhone while in selfie mode to take the picture! :-) Meredith of Creativity to the Core and Elyse of Proud to be Primary! |
They are also part of The Primary Pack
|T-shirt is from TeacherShirts.com|
I was a little intimidated going to Vegas and meeting everyone; I can be shy in a big crowed room. BUT, thanks to A+ Images, I was able to get my brand logo printed on a t-shirt. I wore it around on conference days and I was easily recognized! A special shout out to A+ Images for providing an amazing service to us Teacher Bloggers. I have worn my t-shirt many times and you would think after washing it so much, the colors would fade or peel. NOT THIS SHIRT. It is such a high-quality shirt that it looks the same as the first day I wore it. Now that I've upgrade my brand logo, I'm going to need a new shirt! You can find A+ Images, Inc. here:
Online: http://www.aplusimages.com, http://www.teachershirts.com
NOW FOR THE NUMBER 1 MOMENT OF 2015!
1. MY PHOTO BEING FEATURED ON TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS!
That's yours truly on to the top right hand side!
I can't wait for 2016! I have so much planned for this upcoming year. New products, blog posts, GIVEAWAYS, meet-ups, the list is long.
Thanks for sticking around and reading my post. I would love to hear what your top moments of 2015 are! Share them in the comments!
Happy New Year my friends! I wish you all the best in health, love, prosperity, and whatever else your goals are. It's been a great year. Let's make 2016 ours!