Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tennessee Bloggy Meet up

So, I saw on Natalie from Teachery Tidbits that she was going to be in my area in July. This got me thinking about the possibility of a meet up. The Tennessee bloggers met up in April in Nashville and we've been talking about having another one. Well, she's going to be in Gatlinburg,TN July 3rd - 8th. So, is anyone else interested in meeting up during this time? If you are interested, please email me at or leave me a comment with your email and interest. I'm super excited to meet up with some bloggy buddies. We had so much fun when we met up in April.
Today was my third day of summer break and I've been so busy. Yesterday I spent the morning partcipating in a Art in the Park activity. I'm lucky enough to live next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As a school we have a special relationship with the park. Each year from Kindergarten to 8th grade the students get to go on 3 field trips to the park. They combine science and social studies along with our units and standards we have to meet. We have someone who has the background in education and with the national park that works at our school organizing and running these field trips. She also does a lot of volunteer opportunities and a few activities in the summer. Yesterday, we went to the park and worked on photography and sketching.Our art teacher (who is also the photographer for my wedding) led the workshop. It was fun to play with my camera and see what I could do.  I was fascinated by the light around this one tree. So I played with different settings on my camera, I had never played with. Our park person, showed me smilebox so I made one of my pictures I took yesterday. I thought I would share. Some of them were not half bad. I enjoy taking pictures but don't think I'm all that great at it. I'd love to try my hand at some editing them but I don't even know where to start.

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Today I spent the day at a Math training. There were so many great ideas and I have tons to share about it. I need a couple of days to create some things to go with what I learned. I think it will fit in perfectly with some math work stations. Tonight I'm off to teach a first and second grade class at church. I'm excited but a little nervous. I haven't worked with anyone at church but the youth and I've never been in charge. I'm sure it will be fun.
Anyway, what are you up to? Remember if you are interested in a get together in July, email me or leave me your contact information.


  1. I loved the pictures! Good work!

    Fun in Room 4B

  2. I think the pictures look really great! I'm the same way, love taking pics but don't think I'm particularly good at it--especially artistic-looking ones! :)


  3. Love the pictures!

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