Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Expo Is Over But You Can Still Get a Ticket And See This

Seriously, I am still in my jammies and I am emotionally exhausted. How did the Expo go? I think it was pretty great. I think the 3 other presenters knocked it out of the park. If you enjoyed this please follow all of our blogs and stores and leave a comment if you have the energy. Are you going back to bed or taking a nap? I don't blame you. This was a lot of drama for me but well worth the work. It was a great experience and I hope more of you will participate in this wonderful world called kindergarten.
Thanks for all your support and helpful comments.
Everyone was so patient about the traffic jams. I appreciate that so much.
Remember that you can watch these presentations again but my family thinks once is more than enough when it comes to me and they might have a point there. 


Mrs. McKown said...

You did a wonderful job Fran! You also definitely knocked it out of the park! Thanks for taking the time to do this. You covered so many crucial topics and provided so many activities that can be differentiated in so many ways!! I can't wait to put them into practice!

❤Mrs. McKown
Little Literacy Learners

Kreative in Kinder said...

Fran, you are hilarious! You did great! I did get dressed but haven't ventured away from my computer for long...just to buy laundry soap and cat litter. I told my husband when he gets home that the teenagers and I are demanding dinner (and wine for me..I think). It's been a long day. I have exhausted myself with my own excitement. People are now starting to watch my presentation so it could be a long night...after wine...funny stuff. LOL! Anywho, have a great weekend!
<>< Crystal

Freckleteacher said...

Fantastic Job Fran! I knew you would be wonderful and would share lots of great ideas. It is your gift to teach and share!

I have watched 2/4 presentations, but have downloaded everything. Everyoen did a super job!

I had to take a family break and get outside on this gorgeous day, so I had to get dressed unlike you! :)

I'm sure you are wired and can't take a nap...hope you do get some rest this weekend though.
Thanks for all of your hard work on this and please tell "Mr. Crayons" thank you too!

KinderLearningBunnies said...

Mrs. Kramer, You did a wonderful job and I loved all of the ideas that you shared. Thank you for taking time to help improve my teaching.


Barbara said...

I am still I had other things to do today so I loved that I could come and go:)
I am however having trouble trying to download the goodie ther a trick to it?
Just clicking on the picture is sending me to the person's blog.
Any help would be wonderful.
I loved your part and have gone back in my download file to find the freebes you gave out on your blog to go with the wonderful things you were talking about on the video. WOW what a run on sentence that was...hope you understand that I enjoyed it a lot!!

Ashley said...

I am a laid off teacher, but I have taught one year in kindergarten and two years in first grade. I found many of the ideas could be applied to other grade levels besides kindergarten, so I absolutely loved it. I really want a spinner like you mentioned from Amazon now! And I love all the ideas you put on popsicle sticks. Very creative and easy.


Hadar said...

Of course we were patient, we are kindergarten teachers after all! You were FRANtastic! hehe :)


Barbara said...

I know now what I was doing wrong.
I was able to download everything.
What a fabulous day gaining knowledge from great teachers.

Junkyard Treasures said...

I really wanted to be a part of the event! I had to work my weekend job and missed it! Is it possible to get a ticket and watch it?

Fran Kramer said...

Yes you can still buy a ticket and watch the videos. Go to Virtual Teaching Expo and you want to sign up for Everything's Kindergarten. I hope you enjoy it.

Melissa O. said...

I'm halfway done with the presentations and am so excited my school is open tomorrow so I can set at least a few of these great ideas up for Monday :)I have ideas to keep me busy for a long time :)
I L O V E LOVED learning more about you, especially that you are also half day and team teach. Now to put another question for you in the expo thread to it stays with the other comments

Junkyard Treasures said...

Thanks! I love you and all your K colleagues! Come to Hawaii and host a workshop here! We need help!!!! =o)

Fran Kramer said...

How cool is it that you can get professional development this way. I hope you learned a few things watching these presentations.

It's me...Maggie at MKC! said...

As I posted on the other thread, I listened to all of your segments while doing housework--carried that laptop all over my house :) Every presentation had so much "richness" in the content shared! I am happy to have cyber-met all of you. Thank you, and please tell your family if was so worth your time. Maybe the next time you could cook a big pot of stew, some cornbread and a big salad, or perhaps restaurant size lasagna...they could eat on those things for days, lol. Hugs,

Tonia said...

Just finished your teaching expo presentation! You are so talented. You are a wonderful presentor! I learned so much, and I'm so glad I can go back and watch it over and over. I've been teaching 31 years and I think we always need to continue learning. I think I have taken away some great new activities for the whole group time with my 31 kids, and how to keep them engaged. Thanks again!
Tonia Vento

Mrs. Mody said...

I was long is each presentation?

jodie said...

Hi Fram,

I'm having trouble downloading goodies. Says server may be down. Great conference-loved it! Thank you so much. Can't wait until the next one.

Jodie Dominguez

Mrs. Huber said...

The conference was AMAZING!! I loved every minute of it...I had company this weekend but couldn't help but sneak away to watch the videos a little at a time!! hehe don't tell!

I was overwhelmed with ideas to implement in my classroom, now I am trying to decided when I am going to get all this printing, cutting and laminating done to get this amazing games and concepts rolling. (By the way how does everyone else keep up with that?? ;-)

I am a first year teacher and I WON this expo from you I really can' t thank you enough! All of the presenters offered so much insight to me it was unreal.

I have watched your video again today to make sure I didn't miss anything in my notes!! Thank You again Fran from this more than appreciative 1st year teacher!!!

Being the only Kindergarten teacher at my school and really no opportunity to meet and visit with other Kindergarten teachers this was so helpful I can't even explain!


g8kteacher said...

The expo was FABULOUS!!!! I am definitely shy to leave comments on blogs but after viewing all the presentations, I just had to leave a comment! Thank you for sharing all your knowledge and ideas - the wealth of information makes me a better teacher!

Mrs. Michelle Dunn said...

You are amazing! Thanks for all your ideas, I am so encouraged and excited to use these in my classroom

DebbieD said...

Fran, I learned sooo much from the Expo. I hope to take these wonderful ideas and put some of them to use this week. I would love to learn more about the Thinking Maps and how to follow-up with them. I have tried some, but I need guidance! Thanks again!!

DebbieD said...

I totally enjoyed the Expo!! I learned so much. I can't wait to try some of these ideas next week. I would love to see another Expo about the Thinking Maps. I've tried some, but I'm not sure if I use them to the fullest. Thanks again!

Fran Kramer said...

Stay in touch with me and we will pretend I am in the classroom right next door to you. I am here in blog land and I will help you any way that I can. I was thrilled you won.I hope the EXPO helped to guide your thinking.

Rayna Keen said...

Hi Fran,
I enjoyed your presentation at the expo! I was wondering if you could post the individual thinking maps that you put on sticks for your kiddos to use. I would love to start implementing that asap in my class! Thanks so much! You rock!!