Hi all! How are you spending this amazing three day weekend? The first two days of my weekend really were AMAZING!
Up here in Northern California the annual Kindergarten Conference takes places during this weekend. This is my second year to attend. It is about 30 minutes from my home so very convenient. It is one of those conferences that has you sign up for sessions months ahead and then you completely forget what you signed up for and hope, hope, hope that you chose wisely. Well, for the most part I chose very wisely.
My sessions consisted of guided drawing, insects, motor skills, curriculum mapping, singing, and buddy classrooms. I will talk more about some of these sessions in later posts.
But the best part of the conference was being surrounded by so many wonderful teachers. The teachers that attend are true learners. They want to improve their skills. They want to meet the needs of their students. They are passionate about teaching. Just being in their midst was inspiring. One of the amazing teachers I met up with was our very own Fran. Just in case you are new to the blogging world, Fran has a wonderful blog called Kindergarten Crayons. If you only have time to read one kindergarten blog, this is the one. Trust me on this!!!! I love spending time with Fran because she is so wise. One of my favorite qualities!!! I always learn a lot from her. Sadly, I have no picture to post of the two of us together because we forgot to take a picture. Next year! Right, Fran? (Or maybe in Las Vegas? I am considering going.)
Anyway, now I am off to the classroom to get caught up AND to incorporate a few of the new ideas I gleaned at the conference. (I want to start using EVERY new idea, but my head is spinning so I will limit myself to just a few.)
Love to all,