Monday, March 16, 2015

Two Hoots and a Holler

On the long drive home from French Lick, IN, we were discussing our blog and what all we needed to do when we got home.  So, Jamie started naming stuff off and Jodi whipped out her paper and pen…and What do ya know?  By the time we entered Arkansas our list was made!  One thing we have decided to do is “Two Hoots and a Holler” on our blog every week.  “Two Hoots and a Holler” will come out on Thursdays.  It will highlight two special moments in our week and give a special shout out to someone who has done something spectacular!   We are so pumped and excited about everything we learned this weekend at the Spring Teacher Blogger Meetup!  Neither one of us could hardly sleep from all of the excitement!  We both were so ready to blog, but we needed to let it all sink in before we could even begin!  This weekend was SO amazing, there is NO WAY we can give only 2 hoots and 1 holler, and there is NO WAY we can wait until Thursday!   
This week’s 2 hoots:
1.   We are in a desperate search for this little doohickey thing called a “Selfie Stick” that connects to your phone by Bluetooth!  We looked at every truck stop on our way home.  Every blogger needs one of these!  Thanks to Greg at The KindergartenSmorgasboard for the photography tip!
Check out this pic taken with the Selfie Stick! 

2.  We made so many new friends!  We are grateful for all of the love and laughter that was shared this weekend.
And a holler…(no way to narrow it down to one, its a long list!
Just a few of the GREAT friends we made!
First off, let us say how awesome Holly Ehle and Brittany Banister are for getting everything organized!  The creativity, and passion they have for teaching, sharing with other teachers, and blogging definitely showed at this meetup.  Words cannot express how grateful we are to you both.  Every teacher there was a great inspiration to us, and every one of you were so encouraging.  We were welcomed by everyone with open arms.  We are very new to the blogging scene.  We have never explored this side of our teaching career, and we were not sure what to expect.  The only thing we had to compare this to was conferences and professional development courses.  It was SO different from that!  It was SO much MORE than we could have ever imagined!  It was SO extraordinary to see over 100 teachers together and truly collaborating!  It was AWESOME to say the least!  Not only did we get to meet a lot of great teachers, we actually made friends with them and hung out swapping ideas and sharing stories.  And the GIVEAWAYS!!!  OH MY!!!  It was unbelievable at the amount of support given by Erin Condren, GoNoodle, Scentos, Creative Teaching Press, Lakeshore Learning, Teachers Pay Teachers, Scentsy, Younique, Vera Bradley, Tallahassee Sunday, ESGI Software, BrainPop, HUE (document cameras), School Girl Style, Seat Sack Company….hope I didn’t leave anyone out, there were SO MANY supporters!! 

Here is all of our Teacher Swag we got this weekend from all of the amazing sponsors!
We could just go on and on about this weekend! The things we learned this weekend from the meetup were right on spot.  If you EVER get a chance to go to a teacher blogger meetup, we highly recommend going!


  1. You girls are the best!!! So glad you came! Meet - ups are truly amazing, aren't they?! Inspiration, friends, AND fun! You can't beat it!

  2. Thanks Holly! It was an awesome experience!! So glad we got to meet you, it was such a pleasure!