Okay, finally, part two, introducing you to two more lovely people I met at the TPT Conference! If you missed my post about Michele Luck and Bex Mawn, check back here.
Tami Steele and I found each other in a very crowded and extremely noisy room, and discovered that as teachers in the primary grades we have much in common! Tami is from Georgia and if you frequent the K-2 stores at TpT, her logo may be familiar to you. She's Kamp Kindergarten!
Stop by Tami's store to check out her free Kids at the Beach Subtraction Math Center. It's a great example of the clothespin clip card activities for which she's become well-known. While you're there, take a look at Tami's Back to School Bonanza, which is packed with 15 K-1 school-themed math activities.
One of the very last people I met at the conference was the sweet Shawna Devoe, whose blog is The Picture Book Teacher's Edition .
Is she cute or what? :) Actually, Shawna shared that she does all of her own artwork for her product covers ... take a look and be impressed!
As we stood on a long line together, we had a delightful conversation! Most of Shawna's resources center on reading skills and strategies, and they're connected to many of the books that you're probably using in your classroom. So helpful, and a wonderful way for our little readers to learn! If you read Leo Lionni's Swimmy, you'll want her free list of leveled questions to go along with it. Shawna also has a skills pack to go along with Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby, one of my holiday favorites.
I met so many other wonderful people that I'm almost afraid to list them, for fear of inadvertently leaving someone out. Pam Kranz, Darlene Anne, Connie Casserly, Jenn Sykes, ... it was truly was a delight and an honor to have the chance to meet so many others who share a passion for teaching!
Thanks for indulging me as I think back on the Vegas conference. Next stop: the Jersey Bloggers Meet-Up tomorrow!!