Friday, July 13, 2012
What Happened In Vegas Will Stay In My Heart Forever...
I made it to the I Teach K conference in Vegas and filled my week with memories that will last me a lifetime. So much happened and I will have to blog about it over several days. I am still trying to wrap my head around the amazing time I had and friends I made. I love my peeps so much!
My husband insisted I leave Sunday night so that I could get up early on Monday and not miss a single session. The hotel was enormous and I needed a navigator to find my way around. I met the SDE people who gave my presenter packet and all the information I needed. Insert major anxiety as reality started to sink in. Okay my stomach got a little queasy but I put on my best smile and tried to act intelligent. I don't think I slept too well that night but I could not wait to meet other bloggers the next day! Would I recognize anyone in the crowd? I decided, like all kinder teachers, to grab coffee ( a small fortune in Vegasville) and head for the exhibits. Guess who I found? This beautiful celebrity, the owner of TLC- Kaye Espinosa. It was like seeing a friendly face in a foreign country. Here she is with me and she tried to reassure the crazy babbling idiot that I had turned into. She is so calm and sensible. But she got busy because everyone loves her books and she had to work. So I took this picture and said goodbye.
Time for classes...
Deedee Wills from Mrs. Will's Kindergarten ran into me on my way out the door along with these other amazing bloggers. She was with Cheryl from Primary Graffiti, Kathleen from Growing Kinders, She asked me if I knew who she was. Was she kidding? Of course! We took this picture right in front of Kaye's booth. It was a blast to meet and chat. They are beautiful, intelligent women. I loved spending time with them. Later I took a class on Nursery Rhymes with Vanessa Levin from the blog Pre-K Pages and she was such a great presenter. She has such an important perspective on young children and I really got a lot out of her class. I loved HER and we got a chance to chat for a few minutes afterwards. This lady is on top of her game! We hugged and parted because other teachers were dying to talk to her.
More to come tomorrow... good night!