Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Road to Vegas!

I was one of the many, many teachers who went to Vegas last week for the I Teach K conference.  There were other teacher conferences going on that week too.  This beautiful shot is of the Venetian, which was my home for the week.  It is like a city itself!  None of us in my group had ever been to Vegas before and we had a bit of a time just trying to find the registration desk!  

But let me back up a bit... before we got to Vegas, we stopped at the Grand Canyon.  Gorgeous views!  We had not seen this before either.  

Beautiful scenery!  We took lots of pictures and walked around seeing things.  We didn't have very long here because we were trying to make it to the Venetian in time to register for our conference that night.  But we made the most of our short time there.

Like I said, the Venetian is like its own city.  Beautiful and busy inside with lots and lots of shops and restaurants.  

With some help, we did find the hotel registration desk and got registered for our conference in another part of the hotel before the conference registration closed.  It was close though!  The sessions were great and I met a lot of presenters.  One of my favorite people to meet was Kathy Griffin from Kathy Griffin's Teaching Strategies.  She is an absolute sweetheart!!  So kind!  

On the last day of the conference, my group of teachers attended Dr. Jean's all day session.  She had us singing and moving and creating!  This is a student portfolio made from a paper bag.  It isn't very fancy since I made it in the session.

But you can get the idea from my pictures how students can make this portfolio and stash their work.  Writing pieces, homework, absent work, art work, papers to go home if they forgot their backpack, etc....  So many ideas for this little project!  You can find Dr. Jean's site here

I am so glad that I went to the I Teach K conference!  Met a lot of people, got a lot of great ideas and had a fun time!!


  1. Hi Lori! Your blog is beautiful! Wasn't Vegas great?! I had been there once before, but I wasn't able to explore like I was able to this time. You're right...the hotel itself is a city. My co-worker, AP, and I got lost more than a few times. LOL My favorite presenter was Kathy Griffin as well. She was funny and very knowledgeable. I'm so jealous you got a pic with her! LOL I'm glad you had just as much fun (if not more - Grand Canyon) as I did. Stop by and visit me sometime! :)


  2. Oh yeah...I'm linking up with you through "A Burst of First!" LOL

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Vegas. It was fun to see pictures of you. "Hey, that's my friend Lori who I've never met."
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. Glad you had fun. I got LOST in the Venetian several times and had to call my peeps to find me! Jayne
    Smart Kids
    ABCs of Reading

  5. Sounds like you guys had a great time. I enjoyed your pics!