Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TPT takes NYC

NYC may be one of the closest cities to where I live ( a painless hour and change away) and for some reason I only make it there 2 maybe 3 times a year!!   Well, just last month I had the pleasure of spending my Sunday in the city with some of the most talented and driven people I know.  Bloggers and TpT(ers)  from all parts of the country met for a fabulous weekend in New York City.  I was only able to make it for the Sunday events but I am so excited to have spent the day getting to know this wonderful group.  

With not enough time to grab a cup of coffee my day began with a train ride into the city with Cristin of Elementary Chatter and Maria of Everyone DeServes to Learn.  We had a lot of good laughs as we found our way to the office of BrainPop. 

We chatted over a delicious breakfast (I finally snuck in that cup of coffee).  Then, we were enlightened about all of the wonderful features BrainPop has to offer for our classroom.  I am so excited to start integrating BrainPop into my lessons.  In my classroom, it is perfect for those 5 or 10 minutes of down time when the kids are having their snack. I can reinforce a lesson in a fun way where they don't even realize they are learning.  

Plus, all the kids LOVE this guy...MOBY!

Here are all the wonderful people I met at the BrainPop Brunch.  Chatting with everyone truly was the highlight of my day!

The rest of the day was jam packed with all kinds of fun times.  I think I walked about the distance of  a half marathon the entire day.  This included lunch at Bryant Park.  Look how happy Cristin and I were after discovering the most delicious "Flat Bread" from a street vendor in the park. I know this flat bread had a fancy name and I wish I remember what it was called.  

Then we strolled up to Central Park, making a few sightseeing stops along the way.  

By this point our group had gotten a little smaller. Do we look like we have just walked for 3 hours???  Nah, not at all!! Everyone is smiling :)  

Our final destination was dinner where we loaded up on some well earned Italian Food.   

It was the perfect end to a great day.