The Teacher Blogger Retreat in French Lick, IN is always a fun filled weekend. I love this retreat because it is less overwhelming than the TPT conferences. It's a combination of TPT creators, bloggers, and teachers that want to get together to share ideas, build friendships, and inspire each other. The French Lick Resort & Casino is GORGEOUS and historic! I only live about 2 1/2 hours from the resort, so my husband and I have been there a few times on our own to enjoy the hotel, casino, restaurants, and other activities.
Look at all of the teachers that came this week - over 200 of us!!!
This weekend could not be possible without Holly Ehle! She is the mastermind behind this event and does an AMAZING job every year. The amount of teachers that attend has basically doubled every year since she started and it's all because of how much fun, yet relaxing she makes this event for teachers.
The theme of the retreat this year was Passion. Chad is SO talented and made this AWESOME video to kick-off the retreat!
We started the morning off with a team building activity and discussed what our passion was. Each table got a letter to write their name and passion on. Once they were all put together, it spelled out: Take Your Passion and Make it Happen. After that, we did some professional development and got to choose 4 sessions we wanted to attend. There were a variety of topics to choose from. Keri and I did a session on collaborative blogging. We gave tips on how to join a collaborative blog, things to consider if someone wanted to start a collaborative blog, and some blogging basics. I had to snap a picture with my girls Lisa and Amy from All Y'all Need! I met them a few years at my 1st TPT conference and they are just the sweetest ladies. I really enjoyed hanging out with them over the weekend.A Place Called Kindergarten. Then at the end of our day, we got all of this swag from some amazing sponsors!!! Thank you so much to ESGI, Astrobrights, Vera Bradley, Digi by Amy, Creative Clips, Udderly Smooth, TeachersPayTeachers, GoNoodle, The Pencil Grip, Kwik Stix, Creative Teaching Press, and Erin Condren for supporting teachers!
Top left: Keri & Kim were some of my roomies from the weekend. We had lots of laughs together!
Bottom left: Erica is a friend I follow on Instagram, so it was a lot of fun to meet in person!
Bottom middle: I met Vera, at the TPT conference this Summer and she is SO nice. It was great to see her again!
Right: Keri and I took over the photo booth. We weren't ready for the last picture, so you can tell we are a bit surprised. LOL!
The Elementary Entourage! I love all these people and it's always fun when we are able to get together! How hilarious is Greg as Richard Simmons?!
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