Sooooo….I’ve been so jealous reading other people’s posts about their area blogger get togethers! So, I was just SO absolutely thrilled when Chrissy from Read Write Sing emailed me with plans for STL bloggers to get together!!
So, I ventured about an hour from my house which is located between 2 teeny, tiny backwoods towns across the ole’ Miss to the big city. (Thank goodness for my new iphone and my AWESOME Waze app!!! If you don’t have Waze-get it NOW! It’s a FREE turn by turn GPS app that talks!!! Love it:) Anyway~
I have to admit…I was a tad bit nervous about this little get together….but that didn’t last long!!! From the minute we sat down-there was NOT ONE lull in the conversation!!!! We talked about EVERYTHING;) These are some of the nicest, sweetest ladies ever! I felt like we were all old friends! Wondering who was there??
From left-Becky-Paint the Sky Green, Chrissy-Read Write Sing, Meredith-Keen on Kindergarten, Me and Deedee-Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.
Well, we stuck around for about 3 1/2 hours….long after our waiter went home:) I’m pretty sure they were about to ask us to leave…but we finally did on our own:)
Best thing I learned that day~The 3 minute pack-up!!!!!! Now, before we start out Math journals (our last activity of the day) I set a timer for 3 minutes and the kiddos have to have everything packed up, hanging neatly on the backs of their chairs before the timer goes off. If they do, they get a treat. Then, we do our Math journals and the end of our day is calm, quiet and peaceful!!!!! I didn’t think this was possible!!!!! I LOVE you, Deedee!!!!!! Thank you for the BEST TIP EVER!;)
You probably can’t tell from the pic, but our table cloth was a big piece of paper and they gave us crayons to draw with….we were all taking notes and tearing off chunks of our table cloth to take home with us:) LOL!
Are you a STL blogger???? Leave a comment or shoot one of us an email. We hope to get together again soon~there’s got to be more of us out there:)
Thanks ladies, for a Fabulous afternoon!