Orlando Teacher Meet Up 2016

The Annual Teacher Meet Up is less than a month away!!!

Our Teacher Meet-Up is moving to....

Sunny Orlando, Florida! July 13th at 6pm. #2016orlandomeetup

This will be our 5th annual teacher blogger meet up. If you've ever joined us before, you know there will be lots of fun, lots of laughing, and lots of prizes to give away! Thanks to our main sponsor TeachersPayTeachers

Here's a shot of some of the fabulous teachers who came out last year!
{Check out more pictures from our 2012 and 2013 and 2014 meet ups!}

At last year's meet up we gave away hundreds of prizes and this year will be no exception! We have lots of surprises in store for this meet up, so PLEASE join us!

(A peek at last year's prizes. All donated by our awesome sponsors!)
We had so many other sponsors that helped donate over $55,000 worth of swag, prizes, and goodies!  Can you believe that?!  I don't know about you, but to us... that's a whole lotta love for teachers!  

What you need to know:

*All teachers are invited to this meet-up! You do not need to have a blog to attend this special event!

*You can RSVP on our official Facebook event page: HERE! If you do not have a Facebook account, you can RSVP by commenting on this post.

*Please don't be shy! Every year we have people who are worried about not knowing anyone. This is a great opportunity to say hi to some of your favorite teacher-bloggers, as well as meet new friends and connect with teachers from all over!

*Please download the nametag template HERE.

*The meet up will be held at The Swan and Dolphin Resort, but the actual conference room number will be posted closer to the meet up. Follow our Facebook event page to get updates on the exact location.

We are super excited for our trip this year and know that this Teacher Meet Up will be the best one yet!!
Here are the meet-up organizers from last year!
Can't wait to see ya'll in sunny Orlando!
Fluttering Through First Grade

Bouncing for Bouncy Bands

Spring Summer fever is in full force in our classroom these days. Apparently we are bouncing our way into summer... We have a few that seem to get so fidgety excited about learning, especially around this time of year. They can hardly stay in their seats! Do you have a few of your very own in your classroom?

We found a solution for our little bouncing babes...BOUNCY BANDS! These gems attach right to the bottom of a chair or desk and allow your wiggle worms to bounce their way through learning.

We have two sets in our classroom, which fit on the front legs of their chairs. We've been using them as incentives these past few weeks as we wind down the school year. Everybody wants MUST use the Bouncy Bands. So, we've been keeping them at a back table where 2 lucky ducks at a time get to head back, continue working, and bounce away...It's pretty amazing how quiet they'll become for the chance to bounce! 

Bonus...We've noticed that our chair tipping seemed to lessen too, which is great because tipping back in chairs is not only unsafe, it's a huge teacher pet peeve of ours! So we strap on the bouncy band and the tipping stops! 

A few of our kids got used to having them on their chair a little more regularly this year. One of them even asked where his bands went when we switched seats and his chair no longer had them. Some kids just need to move in order to learn better. Bouncy Bands are a great solution to those students that need to be in motion.
Fluttering Through First Grade