A few weeks ago I went way outside my comfort zone: I took a trip ALONE to New York City! It was an opportunity to see loads of other teacher/ bloggers from all over. Some of them I met when I was in Vegas, some I'd never met face to face, but I knew them through their blogs or their TpT stores, and through some of the teacher facebook pages I follow. We'd been planning this trip since we got back from Vegas!
I flew in, although from the Boston area I could have driven, taken a bus or a train. It all would have cost me about the same amount. When I got to the city, I immediately went to TKTS to see what Broadway shows were playing. (Yes, I am a huge fan, but rarely get to NYC for the real thing. )
As soon as I found out Carol Burnett was playing in Love Letters, my decision was made. Musicals would have to wait, I HAD to see Carol Burnett, and she didn't let me down. She was amazing!
Here's a review of a the show I saw: Love Letters With Carol Burnett
Yes, that's the office of Brain POP! We spent a couple of hours here, chatting with other teachers, eating a free breakfast, and learning some of the new features on the BrainPOP site. If you're not familiar with BrainPOP, it's time you found it! They do offer a free membership for a month. I'm more of a BrainPOP Jr. kind of gal, which is geared more to the primary grades.
The office was on the 17th floor, and gave us the view in the picture at the top of this post.
We had amazing weather for the end of October, and decided to go for a walk through the city after the BrainPOP visit. We had lunch at Bryant Park (great conversations!) and made a few other stops!
Everyone recognizes me by my pose, not by my logo. Oh well, if it's working, I'll keep doing the pose!
Dinner with 20 amazing teacher bloggers was such fun! Let's just say it wasn't quiet at our table!
There's no way you could find me from this angle, since I was way down the other end. These are the people I didn't get to chat with at dinner because they were sitting too far away!
The next day many of us were able to stop by the Teachers Pay Teachers office!
This is Adam, the CEO of Teachers Pay Teachers. He stopped in to ask us our opinions as teachers. Honestly it's so rare these days to have anyone value the opinion of teachers! It felt good! We had some incredible conversations!
This was such an amazing experience, and such a great group of people! The energy in this room was amazing! Thank you TpT for such a great visit! I think we were all smiling for a long time after this visit!
As with all trips, the best part was coming home. As much fun as I had, I was glad to come back to New Hampshire and breathe fresh air again!
We're planning to make this trip an annual event!