Sunday, July 21, 2013

Atlanta Blogger Meet Up

Yesterday, I had the privilege of meeting some fantastic teacher-bloggers as part of the Atlanta Blogger Meet-Up.

If you ever get a chance to meet up with other teacher-bloggers, I'd highly recommend doing it! It was wonderful to meet so many sweet and enthusiastic teachers who share similar interests, and now I can finally match names and faces with the blogs that I read all the time.

We met at the Swan Coach House in Atlanta for brunch, and it was wonderful. Amanda from Collaboration Cuties made us each a placemat with everyone's name on it.

And Stacia (the other half of Collaboration Cuties) made us name tags.

Jivey from Ideas by Jivey made us a little goodie jar filled with treats of both the sugary and teachery kinds.

And Elizabeth (Fun in Room 4B) and Brandee (Creating Lifelong Learners) made us this adorable to do list that is dry erase. 

There were 9 of us in all, and I'm so glad that I went. I'm typically a really shy person, but it felt like I was getting together with old friends! I'm so grateful to be a part of the teacher blogger community, and I love learning from other teachers. This group in particular has so much to offer, and if you don't already follow each of these bloggers, you're definitely missing out.

From left to right:
Stacia & Amanda - Collaboration Cuties
Elizabeth - Fun in Room 4B

If you missed out on the meet up, no worries -- I have confidence that this will become an annual tradition. And for those of you who are interested in classroom technology, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is holding its annual conference in Atlanta next summer on June 28 - July 1. Wouldn't it be great to have a teacher blogger meet up around that? 

After lunch, most of us ventured to Ikea where I once again spent too much money on my classroom despite not needing anything in particular. I'd show you all of my finds, but I'm going to wait until my complete classroom reveal. Given that I start preplanning THIS THURSDAY and have students on August 1, that really won't be too long to wait!

Have a great week!


  1. Hi Alison-So great to have met you, and yes, this should definitely be a tradition. :)
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  2. I am so jealous! It will be at least 2 years before I am even stateside to be able to go to one of these. What do you think the odds are that everyone will want to visit Okinawa, Japan for a Blogger meet up? I swear I will show you the whole island and take everybody to the best stores. :)
    Yeah, probably not a good chance of that. BUT, I will be back stateside in 2 years and I may just travel the whole summer crashing all the blogger parties.
    The Teacher Next Door

  3. I am so glad I got to meet you!!! It was a blast, and I agree- definitely should be a yearly tradition!
    ideas by jivey

  4. Hey Alison,
    It was great to meet you and talk about your paperless journey. Hoping to try some things out this year! yay!

    The Gemini Teacher

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