Spring Blogger Meet Up Blog Hop!

Good times, good food, great conversations, and wonderful friends.... We had so much fun at the Spring Blogger Meet Up in French Lick, Indiana that we just couldn't let the fun end there! So welcome to our Blog Hop!

 Let's bring a little of the fun, excitement, inspiration, and TEACHER SWAG to YOU!

Many of us brought a favorite teacher tool to swap. One of my favorite tools for the classroom are fun markers...in fun colors. I wrapped up these super cool Expo Markers that come in fun colors....and...wait for it....
write on WINDOWS! How cool is that?!
Think of all the awesome stuff you could do with those babies! There is a panel of glass that runs beside my door...I like to write sight words or vocabulary words there for my kiddos to read as they enter and leave the classroom.

http://www.expomarkers.com/markers/neonhttp://www.expomarkers.com/markers/neon


And how cool is it that I actually got in return another of my own favorite teacher tools!? Check out these gorgeous 80's Glam Sharpie Markers! I have been having some serious fun with these in my classroom, people! That's some serious teacher swag right there!

http://www.sharpie.com/enus/pages/glam-fine-point-marker.aspx

http://www.improvelectronics.com/products/boogie-board-original-8.htmlWe also had some amazing, fabulous sponsors for the meet-up who donated some really cool things. I know you're going to hear about lots of them on the hop, but let me spotlight the one that I went home with.

Have you heard of Boogie Boards? I hadn't heard of them until the meet up, but they are seriously cool! It's an LCD eWriter....you can write on it, then press the little button up at the top and it all disappears. Fun!! I got the blue one, and I've already been using it in my classroom. Of course, all of my kiddos just love writing on it.

I can picture using it in my classroom in workstations for sight word or spelling word practice. But check this out....I've actually used it already to remove a barrier for one of my kiddos. This sweetie has some nerve damage in his hand and has an aversion to writing. Last week, instead of (grudgingly) doing the weekly spelling test paper-pencil, he happily wrote his spelling words on the Boogie Board! Yay!

Like any good teacher worth her salt who's been to professional development or teacher training, I'm going to share with you my

3 Take Aways
  1. Phonto & A Beautiful Mess are terrific apps! I used those apps on those two pictures up above...so fun creating collages and adding text! (I may or may not be having WAY too much fun with those!).
  2. Instagram is pretty easy to use, & it's tons of fun, too!
  3. Last but not least.....Bloggy friends are the best! They're inspirational, positive, supportive, helpful, and FuNnY!! It's amazing how quickly you can become friends. Love my bloggy friends!
Here's the super cool part for YOU!
If you weren't able to join us, you still have the chance to recieve many of the wonderful items the very generous sponsors shared with us! Yup! That's right...just follow the blog hop all the way to the end where we have a Rafflecopter waiting for you. Here is what's in the prize package...



Remember -- you've got to follow the hop all the way through to get to the rafflecopter! Good luck! Crossing my fingers for ya! Now hop on along to Amy over at Math, Science, Social Studies, Oh My!

Math, Science, Social Studies...Oh, my!