Last weekend I had so much fun as I joined fellow Teacher Bloggers in French Lick, Indiana. This time of year, is always tough for me. I’m ready for Spring, but the nice weather has not arrived yet (I love living in Chicago, but it takes a while for Spring to get started here). I feel like I’m ready for a break, but it’s not quite time for Spring Break either. The timing for our weekend retreat could not have been better. I stayed at the French Lick Springs Hotel. The resort and spa are beautiful, and the entire staff is friendly and outgoing.
My Mother was my traveling companion for the weekend, and after a long drive there on Friday night after work, we were ready to relax Saturday morning. The first thing we did was take a relaxing soak in a mineral bath at the amazing spa at the French Lick Springs Hotel. The mineral bath was truly relaxing, and I rested in their amazing spa before going on with my
day. After visiting the spa, we had a wonderful breakfast, and then parted ways for the day. My mother spent the day touring the town, while I headed to our teacher blogger meetup.
There were about 200 teacher bloggers there, which was a bit overwhelming at first. Then, I began
seeing some familiar faces from the TPT conferences, and other meetups I’ve attended in the past. Seeing familiar faces calmed me. After greeting my friends, I noticed all of the amazing products that our fabulous sponsors so generously donated to us! I have a few pictures below. I also have links to all of our fabulous sponsors at the bottom of my blog.
At our tables, we got to know one another, and wrote down what our passion was. As a group, my table agreed that we were all passionate about writing. We decorated the letter n with our information and our passions. Then, collectively all of the groups shared our information, and made this beautiful collective sign.
If those words make you think of the 1980’s film “Flashdance” then you will truly get the theme of our party later that evening. We had an amazing 1980’s party!! I felt like I was back in Junior High School. Here are some amazing pictures from the evening. I’m the one in the blue metallic leggings.
I am especially thankful to Classroom Friendly Supplies.com for the fabulous pencil sharpener I won!! A lot of teachers have been talking about this amazing sharpener, and now that I have one of my own I know why! My students love it, it does not disrupt the class when it’s being used, and it works great with all types of pencils! My students all lined up to give our new sharpener a whirl and suffice it to say it is a HIT in my classroom!!