I don't want to bore you to death but here are some of the highlights:
Debbie opened up the conference as the keynote speaker and she was fantastic. She has endless energy and enthusiasm for her work and is a true artist in every sense of the word. She energized the audience (at AM in the morning), talked about her passion for music, young children, and the beautiful books that she has written. On top of that she made us (her teacher bloggers buddies) come on stage and rock it out with her. Her fabulous costumes are designed and created by her. I am hooked on this wonderful educator. Please take some time to read her well written blog Rainbows With In Reach. Follow her to learn about young children and her music.
There was so much dancing, signing and singing but the highlight of the morning was her piggy song which I have just a tiny video clip of. Take a minute to watch this because you will pee in your pants! Check out Deanna dancing, Deedee, Matt, Chrystal and Jon. Jon? He is a friend from Twitter. Who knew he could dance like that. Hilarious.
Check out the entire dance on You Tube by clicking here. I promise you will not regret this.
Wasn't that just the best! You can hear me woohooing in the background. Loved it!
Ron Clark was another keynote speaker. He was fantastic and jumped all over the room. He could keep anyone engaged with his passion and energy. If you have never seen him, GO. You will be changed forever.
The blogger meet up was so much fun and I loved watching people interact with each other. The room was filled with some of the best teachers this country has to offer and for a moment I felt overwhelmed by the talent and skills these young women have. If you feel like the system has beaten you down, attend this party next year to realize that there are so many of us who still love our jobs and are passionate about educating young children.Seriously, I was the oldest in the room... no lie.
These ladies are all beautiful, inside and out and I was grateful to spend four days in their company. I am still trying to process all that I learned. This is just the beginning and I have more pictures coming.
Can you come next year?