Sunday, January 26, 2014

What Happens When Teachers Get Together?



Here we are at the New England Blogger Winter Warm along with links to their blogs!

Front row:  Katie (official blog stalker), Furnell (Owl Always Love Second Grade), Rae (Mindful Rambles), Sally (Elementary Matters)

A special thanks to Deirdre who organized our get together!
Another special thanks to Sara, who knew I was a New Englander and got me on the list!

For a whole group of people who had never met, we certainly had a whole lot to say to each other! 

 Here are some of the topics:  

How long have you been teaching?
How long have you been blogging?
Desks or tables?
Chairs or balls?
Testing
Recess
Indoor recess
Are you going to Vegas in July?
Have you been to Vegas before?
Have you been to Hawaii?
How many students do you have?
How long have  you taught _____ grade?
Have you met other bloggers?
How amazing Deanna Jump is! (She's the youngest grandmother ever!)
Our children!
Our husbands/ boyfriends/ significant others!
Sara's upcoming baby!
Vera's recent wedding!
New England pronunciation of some things, including local towns!
The great food at the Cheesecake Factory!
How much we love teaching!
How much we don't love some of the things going on in teaching right now (ie. testing!)

The hard part was that I was at one end of the table, and couldn't really hear all the conversations at the other end of the table. 

We really were never at a loss for information.  I've been with other groups where that happens, but when teachers get together, we always have something in common.  Well... several things in common!

I had another special treat:  my daughter is living in Boston and going to college.  She had some time Saturday afternoon and was able to get together!  We were going to get our nails done, but she was delayed, and I was getting stressed about the price of parking, so we quickly bought something at Sephora (her favorite) so I could get the parking ticket validated, had a quick frozen  yogurt, then I drove her back to her apartment.  (I did manage to keep it under 5 hours in the Pru parking garage, phew!)

So, I never actually went outside, and never needed that big bulky coat that makes me look huge in the group picture!  I went from garage, to parking garage, back to my own garage!  

It was a really great day!

10 comments:

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  2. What a great picture!! I am so bummed I wasn't able to come - I hope there is a part 2 sometime in the future! Would love to meet you all! :D

    Blair
    One Lesson at a Time

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    1. Blair,
      I wish you could have made it! I would have loved to meet you. I think everyone was interested in another meet up!

      Sally

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  3. Hi Sally,

    It was great to meet you ! I really enjoyed it as well.
    I am one of your new followers ! I do hope we can get together in spring or summer again !

    Wendy D.
    Ms. D's Literacy Lab

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    1. Wendy,

      Thanks! I was great to meet you as well. I'm now following everyone from the meet up! I hope we do another get together in the future!

      Sally

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  4. Looks like fun! I would love to do something like this someday. Can't wait to check out the other ladies' blogs.

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    1. Tara, It was great fun! Teachers are interesting people! I'd been to most of these blogs before, but it's far more exciting now that I've met the bloggers!

      Sally

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  5. It was so great to meet you! I had so much fun! Let's do another one when the weather warms up!

    Your new friend,
    Vera
    The Tutu Teacher

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  6. I'm glad you had a good time with your daughter! It was great to meet you, Sally!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

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  7. It was so nice to have met you!!! I can't wait to have another meet up! =)

    -Furnell
    Owl Always Love 2nd Grade

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