The meet up that we held in Vegas last week was AMAZING!! There really isn't many other words that could describe it. Picture 1100 teachers in a room together, having fun, meeting new people, and winning lots of prizes. We were all smiling so hard that our cheeks hurt. It was a great night and we appreciate all of the many teachers and bloggers who came and had a fabulous night with us.
First and foremost, we have to give a HUGE shout out to Teachers Pay Teachers, SDE, and GoNoodle! These sponsors not only donated generous amounts of giveaway swag, they also helped organize and make our meet-up extraordinary!
Not only did TpT
host their very own conference, but they were also so generous when it came to our blogger meet-up! Who wouldn't get excited about FIFTY TpT
gift certificates??!! That's right, FIFTY lucky winners went home with a little money to spend at TpT
! Oh, and those drink passes? Those were from TpT
I mean, what would we have done without those amazing GoNoodle
swag bags?? Plus, they brought in the neatest PhotoBooth that you ever did see! AND, we can't forget Freckles, the GoNoodle
mascot! How fun was it that he was running around snapping pictures with people all night long??
We had so many other sponsors that helped donate over $55,000 worth of swag, prizes, and goodies! Can you believe that?! I don't know about you, but to us... that's a whole lotta love for teachers! Let's take a look at these amazing prizes...
Who loves Scentos
out there? Teachers AND students love the fun-loving smell of all the Scentos
goodies out there! Scentos
gave markers and stickers to all of our attendees! Isn't that amazing?!
Speaking of beautiful things... check out these too cute to boot Vera Bradley
gift baskets! Vera's
bags are PERFECT for teachers, moms, and well... anyone who loves pretty things :)
Now, we all know how stylish all you teachers are out there! The Pampered Teacher
donated TWENTY Teacher Subscription boxes
to our lovely attendees! These boxes
are designed to help teachers keep up-to-date with the latest trends and styles without any hassle!
If there is something that we know... it's that teachers LOVE getting new tech-goodies
for their classroom! So many times our schools, districts, and counties just don't have enough funds to outfit our classroom with the latest and greatest, but we sure are glad that our sponsors
are willing to step up to the plate! Hue HD
gave 11 different doc cams! Isn't that amazing?!
is all about helping teachers simplify giving meaningful assessments. They were so generous to donate a GRADE-LEVEL license
! That's up to TEN teachers that get to use ESGI
for an entire year! Plus they even included a little gift basket of goodies!
mission is simple: to equip teachers with engaging solutions that help young students become proficient in reading and math by 3rd grade. I mean, who doesn't want to get on board with that?!
It's no secret that the Ron Clark Academy has been positively impacting education for several years now! Well, now that our sweet Hope King and her precious hubby are teachers there, we are getting to see even more incredible things that are happening there! Several bloggers have visited over the past year, and now TWO more teachers will get to plan a visit thanks to the generosity of Ron and Kim! If you can't get to their Academy right away, you many want to check out their newest books: Move Your Bus by Ron Clark, Crash Course by Kim Beaden, and Inside the Trenches by Adam Dovico.
provides developmentally-appropriate educational products to families, early education professionals, and classrooms!
Looking to jazz up
your laptop, phone, or tablet? Skin It
makes those devices that we are so addicted to even better than before!
is no stranger to education, right?! We all know and love their teacher-and-student-friendly products! Their STEM kits
were the perfect gifts for our winners!
Who doesn't love a pretty notepad, desk organizer, and cards?! Well, we have all known that Krista Wallden
brings her A-Game to clipart, but she's also knocking it out of the park with her new Creative Paper Collection
! Of course, we just adore her new designs
that make scheduling and planning such a pretty thing!
Are you a blogger?! Are you looking to start a blog OR revamp your blog-look?? Jumping Jax Designs offers printables, invitations, AND blog designs! We can't wait to see the look that our winner and Jumping Jax comes up with!
And, finally, we all just swoon over 's educational products. From teaching materials, classroom manipulatives, classroom decor, and management tools to all things organizational... we just can't get enough! Thanks to RGS for donating an entire Math Kit to our meet-up!
There are literally a thousand pictures that we took that night and it would be impossible to share them all with you. Here are just a few pictures of the night.
As you can see, this turned out to be the biggest teacher and blogger bash of the century. Thanks again to all our generous sponsors who made the night possible and to all of you who were able to be there in person!
The last shout of of the night goes out to all those who planned and organized this event over the past year. These girls reached out to all the sponsors and helped make the night such a success! (Not to mention they helped fill over 600 swag bags…)
We'd love to hear from you! Leave us a comment telling us which of our prizes you would have liked to win. If you were there, please share with us one of your favorite memories from the night.