Sunday, July 24, 2016

Five for Friday....SDE conference fun!

I have spent all this week in Las Vegas learning and growing as an educator.  I have been inspired by some amazing teachers and I have stepped out of my comfort zone just a little bit and it has WONDERFUL!!

I wanted to share what I have learned so I am hooking up with Doddle Bugs Teaching and Five For Friday to share my fun.
http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2016/07/five-for-friday-link-up-july-22.html

First, I came to the SDE I Teach conferences to connect with teachers I have admired through their blogs, TpT stores, and following them on social media.  I loved giving hugs and getting hugs and I want you to know that these amazing teachers are real people.  They are the kindest and sweetest and smartest people I know.  I learn so much!!

 Second, I came to learn.  I attended so many classes.  I loved every one and learned something new each time.  It will take me all summer to really process everything that is swirling through my brain...but I know we will be doing more stem challenges (I attended two STEM workshops, one by Brooke Brown and one by Sandi Reyes).  I have some GREAT ideas for fitting it all in and engage my students.  We will be singing more (Thanks Debbie Clement) and making rekenreks (Thanks Deedee Wills).


Third, I came to share my passion....outdoor learning!  This was my first time presenting on such a large "stage".  I was scared, nervous, petrified, and excited beyond words!!  I loved it.  I loved sharing something so close to my heart.  I pitched my butterfly tent and we made pressed flower bookmarks (directions are here).  I promised my Kinder participants I would post the blackline master for the food chain activity.  You can find it here.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0-VQnQajmPuOVB5Mmhvdkh2N28
Fourth, I came to spend some time with my best friend.  I am lucky to have such a wonderful husband who loves me and supports me through all my crazy ideas.


Lastly, I sat by the pool and started to reflect over all the things I had learned over these last five days and this quote from Dave Burgess jumped out at me.  If you have never heard of him, you need to pick up his book Teach Like a PIRATE.  It is inspiring!!


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing Terri! An amazing experience. Congratulations on everything you have achieved.

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