Get Your Teach On!

Last week, my daughter Angelica and I had the opportunity to attend the most amazing conference. For those that don’t know, I am a second grade teacher and Angelica will be teaching fourth grade in the fall. It was held in Grapevine, Texas and was called Get YourTeach On! We flew to Grapevine on a Sunday and spent the next two days being inspired by some of the best educators around. The trip was a graduation gift for Angelica and seriously worth every penny. As a current classroom teacher it was just what I needed to motivate me and remind me of what is so amazing about being a teacher. For Angelica, it confirmed in her heart that being a teacher is what she was meant to be. We laughed and smiled as we sat on the edge of our seats waiting to hear what the presenters would say next. We even cried when one of the presenters, Wade King, told us the story of why he chose education as his profession. There were make and takes and of course some pretty fabulous freebies. Thank you Astrobright, Teachers Pay Teachers, ESGI and GoNoodle for your wonderful support. The presenters for grades 2-3 were Hope and Wade King and Amy Lemons. Hope and Wade are educators at the Ron Clark Academy and Hope is also a blogger at Elementary Shenanigans. Amy Lemons is a blogger at Step Into Second Grade and if you don’t follow these two on social media, I highly recommend you do! We also had the opportunity to meet Cara Carrol from the First Grade Parade and Deanna Jump from Mrs. Jump’s Class. Hope King is seriously one of the sweetest and most inspiring teachers you could ever meet and she has a passion for education. If you are a teacher and you ever have the opportunity to attend one of these conferences, you won't be disappointed!