Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vegas...Making All Kinds of New Friends

I am sending a quick note today from Vegas to let you now that this conference is fabulous and I have made new friends from all over the country. I had my picture taken with Dr. Jean and my heart was pounding just being so close to her and she turned to me and said, "Can you help me with a problem I'm having with my blog?" I almost died! I have met her many times but the power of this little blonde lady never deminishes for me! I will share lots of activities at the end of the week but so far the highlight for me was meeting another blogger and I went crazy when she told me who she was. I will post an adorable picture when I get home. So she says, "I can't believe you're kindergarten crayons!" and five more people turn around to see who I am. I was so embarrased but everyone was so sweet and there was a lot of hugging and chatting.
I took a blogging class the next morning and she shoots my blog up on her screen! Seriously, I could not believe it and I finally had the guts to tell her that was my blog. Today is Wednesday and I am going to meet Kim Adsit and listen to her presentation. I can't wait! So I will post photos when I get home...promise.
Miss being a part of Blog Land but I can't wait to share.
Fran

31 comments:

megandw said...

I'm glad you're having a great time! I can't wait to hear what you've learned! Enjoy every second!

Tanya said...

Sounds like an amazing time! Enjoy!
Tanya

First Grade is Fantabulous!

Mandy's Memories said...

That is so awesome! Congrats girl. I am so jealous of you right now! lol

Nikki said...

Congrats! You deserve all the praise you get! I am in Vegas for the differentiated instruction and hasn't it been great! Good luck and maybe I will see you in passing on the escalator! LOL!

billi said...

Sounds like a BLAST.

Just My Life said...

Thats so awesome! I would love to meet Dr. Jean, heck I would just like to one of her conferences! Congrats on being brought up in the blogging class... what can we say your blog ROCKS!

Darla said...

I am having terrible withdrawal from your posts! Can't wait for you to get back and share....enjoy your time with other bloggers :)

Chrissy said...

Yippee! So glad you are having a good time! I'm saving up for next year :-)

ReadWriteSing

Alessia Albanese said...

Lucky you! Sounds like you are having such fun! Wish I could have gone (and met you!). Enjoy the rest of the conference and can't wait to hear all about it! Thanks for thinking of all of us!

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

cpaige said...

You deserve all the credit you get! I love your blog! I can't wait to hear you share all the good things you've learned!

Littlest Learners said...

So exciting. I teach 3rd now and still have my kids Tooty-Taing...I think that's a verb, right?


❤Jodi from...
★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
Helping Teachers Get Organized

Jessica said...

That is so awesome Fran!!! I hope to make it to that conference one day! =) Look forward to hearing more about all the cool stuff you are doing there! =)

Wintaka said...

Thanks for taking the time to write. I am going to start me savings for next year. What a wonderful experience and you are so deserving! You are always sharing with those of us out in cyberland.
THANK YOU!
Terry
CA

Ms.M said...

That is FANTASTIC! Congrats.

Ms. M
What a brilliant idea! I think I will have to make some more with some other benchmarks for my kids!

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

Mrs. Kilburn said...

Wow! That sounds like soooo much fun! One of these years I hope to go to this conference too. Thanks for sharing your stories so we can live vicariously through you!

Barbara
www.mrskilburnkiddos.wordpress.com

tmarie said...

Glad you are having a great time! I met Dr. Jean many years ago at one of her conferences. I was awestruck! Hope the rest of your time is wonderful!
Tessa
Spotlight on Kindergarten

Cindy said...

Sounds like you are having a great time! Well deserved I might add! But.... Why would YOU be in a blogging class?? ;-) Enjoy! Can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Cindy Hutter and Tanya Wildman said...

How awesome that Dr. Jean knew who you were and asked for your help with her blog! You are FAMOUS!!
Cindy

beachliesl said...

Wish I'd gotten to meet up with you---was looking at all the strangers I met 'just to check' :). I am now happily home (I got there Saturday night because my friend was presenting first thing Monday, and we were worried that getting there Sunday would risk being delayed and left this morning at 4:30 Vegas time). Am SO tired, but am so full of ideas! :)
Liesl
http://wildworldofkindergarten.blogspot.com/

Natalie Alexander said...

So glad you are being recognized for all of your hard work! Dr. Jean came to our school in April and she is awesome!

S said...

To quote two of Dr. Jean's cheers: WOW! What an a-w-e-s-o-m-e highlight to your Vegas trip! In the kindergarten world, Dr. Jean is like the President. She is also so super nice, using all her down time to talk and take photos with her visitors. Writing a blog like yours takes dedication, which we all appreciate, including her!!

S. Parker said...

I'd love to see a day by day photo/post. You are a blog rock star! Can't wait to read your posts.

Barbara said...

I am so happy for you.
Sounds like you must feel like a "kid in a candy store"..LOL
Can't wait to read all about your adventures.
B.

Melissa Marie said...

Fran,
I was one of the presenters- did you come see me? Melissa Leach? I'm so glad you enjoyed (and may still be enjoying the conference) You have a great BLOG! Keep up the great work and sharing with teachers! I will be sure to pass along your feedback to SDE! They work hard for teachers.
Melissa Leach

Melissa Marie said...

Fran,
So glad you enjoyed and may still be enjoying the conference! I was one of the presenters on Monday and Tuesday-Melissa Leach- did you come see me? :) You have a great BLOG! Thanks for all you do for teachers and I will be sure to pass along your positive feedback about the conference to SDE personally.
Melissa Leach
Leach's Literacy Training

YearntoLearn said...

Popping by to say Hi. You were spotlighted in my Blog Mix Linky Party.

Yearn to Learn Blog

Mrs. Gorbe said...

How cool! I so wish I could go! Heck I wish I knew for sure I was back in K! LOVE your blog!!

katie said...

That is just amazing!! I can't wait to hear (read) all of the things you have learned!! I always want to attend this conference but it lands on my twins' birthday (which is today). You are amazing! Keep up the great work!

katie said...

That is just amazing!! I can't wait to hear (read) all of the things you have learned!! I always want to attend this conference but it lands on my twins' birthday (which is today). You are amazing! Keep up the great work!

Debbie said...

I flew out of Vegas on a 6 a.m. flight myself. I loved my time in the midst of so much enthusiasm!!!

Dr. Jean's presentation was awesome, but I wasn't as fortunate as I have no picture with her to commemorate the experience.

I gave two presentations that were very well recieved and they sold out of all of my picture book, "You're Wonderful" and my newest CD as well. I met K teachers from around the globe and hope that we are able to follow up with author visits to their schools. BIG SMILE~~

Helen said...

Hi Fran!
I miss you! So glad that the "blogging teacher" was using YOUR Blog"! Typical. That is why YOU should be presenting at this conference. Have a great time and can't wait to hear it all! Love Helen