Monday, February 25, 2013

Cheesecake and a Huge Giveaway!

This was such a great weekend in Houston!  I got to join in on a teacher/blogger meetup at the Cheesecake Factory (I just skipped the meal and went straight to the lemon raspberry cream cheesecake!) and met some people whose blogs I have been following for awhile.  I got to sit right next to Donna from Math Coach's Corner (this was quite the thrill for me since I always read her blog) and Jessica at Welcome to Room 36.  We had lots of interesting chats about our schools, Daily 5, Math Workshop, and other teachery things.  I also got to meet Diane from Teaching With Moxie, and she was so energetic and sweet, and then Megan from I Teach, What's Your Superpower? stopped by our booth to say hi, which made my day complete :) My lovely coworker Barbara from Mrs. Balius's First Grade was also able to make it! Thank you to Lindsay over at My Life as a Third Grade Teacher for arranging the meeting.  Here is everyone who was there:

I hope we all meet up again soon so we have another chance to chat more with some of the people we weren't sitting with!  Go to Lindsay's blog for a complete list of everyone who was there :)

Now I want to tell you about a huge giveaway going on over at Teaching and Tapas.  Alyssha has divided the giveaway into categories by exact grade level, so there is a prize pack for each grade K-5, which I love!  If you win, you will be getting exactly what you need for yourself!  I donated my Bake Sale Literacy Unit, which has literacy activities with a baking theme.  It is a fun way to review some important skills like punctuation.  Go check out the giveaway when you get a chance; you won't be disappointed!


  1. Rebecca,
    It was so fun meeting you and seeing your sweet face! I so admire you for your passion to help our neediest learners. They need a special person like you! I can't wait to hang out with you again!

    Teaching With Moxie

  2. I just found your blog!! Too cute :)


  3. I am SOO jealous of ya'lls meetup! I am a Houston teacher blogger and I am so sad that I haven't stumbled across these blogs before because I would LOVE to meet up with some fellow teachers (even though my blog isn't skill/content heavy.) I would love to just connect with fellow teachers around my area! Can't wait to follow your blog and maybe I can attend the next meetup! :)

  4. Love the blogger meet up! What a fun idea. It must have been great to put faces to names. Too bad I am half a country away in the Northeast. :)

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  5. I am your newest follower. Your blog looks great!