Good golly miss molly. I just looked back and saw that my last post was April 23. Woah.
In April I went with some amazing teacher friends to the IRA conference in San Antonio. Let's just say I was like a kid in a candy store. The expo had all things amazing for teaching reading (my heart's desire) and AMAZING classes. I also went a little star struck over a few of my favorite reading and teaching gurus. I met Debbie Silver and had her sign my book (she came to K-town a few years ago so my obsession with all things D.S. has been growing ever since). I also saw Debbie Diller. I sat through one of her sessions and couldn't write down all the amazing info fast enough. I'm pretty sure my head was about to explode! I got to see the author of the pigeon books and the author of the The Lightening Thief. Cool beans. Sasha and I also found an amazing writing program for K-5, and it's cheap! As for the rest of the trip and my fun girl times we ate, took in San Antonio culture and had lots of laughs. We even saw some fun San Antonians. We were there for the kick off of Fiesta! (Big deal, and BIG party apparently.) Here are a few pics from the fun times.
I was clearly very excited about the trip.
Meet my new friend, Shasha. :) Poor girl. They never spell it right.
Riverboat tour, a must!
My new friend that bit me! Ouch!
Fun times at dinner.
Rocking that chevron all over the place! I love these dresses sooo much!
Morning general session. We were so early we had to wait to be seated, and we all had time for coffee! Score!
I geeked out over these two. It was almost embarrassing. Almost.
We found these fun girls in our hotel lobby.
They really know how to do an 80's themed bachelorette party!
And last but most certainly not least. This next little gem still brings me to tears. This poor girl had a little to much Fiesta! We found her snoring, passed out in the hotel lobby bathroom. Like the kind, sweet, caring, good hearted teachers/human beings we are, we took several pictures of her predicament before we went for help. We're sweet like that! Enjoy this last one!
I think the PSA here is don't drink and pee. Maybe.
Part 2 of catch up tomorrow!