This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of meeting with a group of awesome ladies at the 1st Annual Louisiana Teacher Blogger Meetup in Baton Rouge, LA. This meetup started as an idea in my head and I was so glad to have it come to life! I must say thank you to Kristi and Jessica for all of their hardwork in helping me plan this wonderful event. (KEEP READING)
The theme for the meetup was “Future’s So Bright, We Gotta Wear Our Shades,” so the décor centered around sunglasses. From the name badges to the table decorations, everything was styled around our theme.
Darleen created these super cute cookies. She even made cookies in the shape of sunglasses…ahh, I live!
We started the day with introductions and a fun ice breaker game. Next, Jessica gave a great presentation about blogging. She explained some important blogging terms and provided us with tips and tricks.
Then Mia presented about TpT. As the 2nd highest TpT earner for Louisiana, I knew that she would be a valuable resource to our meetup. Listening to her really opened my eyes about how to improve my TpT store and market my items. I have already set goals for myself for the rest of the year.
During lunch, we were able to mingle and visit at the Baton Rouge A+PEL vendor table.
After lunch, we split up into grade levels and had great discussions about teaching. It was great to listen to how everyone handled homework and behavior in their classrooms.
And of course we had lots of door prizes! I won a cute Vera Bradley bag. The best part was that everyone walked away with a door prize!
At the end of our meetup, we did our teacher gift exchange which was so much fun. I received a gift from Mia and she received my gift. What a coincidence?!
Before leaving, everyone got a teacher swag bag plus a goodie bag from Go Noodle!
Again, this was an AMAZING experience. I truly enjoyed meeting each and every one of these ladies. I want to do this every year, and hopefully it will grow and be better each year. We all promised to stay connected and I hope we do just that!
Here are all of the sponsors for our event. We seriously thank every single sponsor for helping us make this meetup even more of a success.
Now, wouldn’t you like to win the swag bags that we walked away with? Enter the Rafflecopter below to win everything that we received! We are giving away TWO swag bags which include the items in the picture below.
Make sure to read about all of the Louisiana teacher bloggers’ experiences at our meetup by visiting their blogs. Keep coming back as they add their blog posts below!