Presenting for SDE in IL and All I Want For Christmas!

09 December 2013
I had the best time presenting and attending the SDE Kindergarten Conference in Oak Lawn, IL.  Do you like my outfit?   It is my favorite LOFT dress from last year.  I had two pairs of shoes, but ended up wearing my gold Tory flats most of the day.   You can actually see the black shoes in the background! 

The teachers who attended my presentations on Friday were so sweet and polite.   I would go back to Oak Lawn in a heartbeat!   I decided to attend conferences myself while I was there.  On Thursday, I was able to attend some amazing presentations.   Kurt Schwengel's sessions (Rock and Roll Kindergarten),  pumped me up to write a grant for IPads.  I need to utilize all the apps he shared!  Shari Sloan of KidsCount, inspired me to bring singing back into the classroom.   I bought all her CDs. These make great teacher gifts btw!  

On Thursday, evening some fabulous followers took me out to dinner.  
 If you want to check out Sharon's blog Dew Drop Into First, click here!

I hope to continue presenting with SDE.  My next time is this summer for the I Teach First National Conference in Vegas.

Tis' the season...
I have been so behind on the holiday shopping!   I was so busy prepping for my conference in Oak Lawn, IL that nothing else was even on my mind.   I plan on catching up by shopping online.   Here are some shopping ideas.   Click the images to check out the product links. 

Here is what on my holiday wish list!   I might just end up having the dogs buy me some of these items ;)

Big Items:
The Darby Entryway Bench from Pottery Barn...Oh and I need two!
I NEED a Smart TV!  I get free videos with my Amazon Prime Membership and it is a pain to watch Downton Abbey on my IPad.  

I already have the "NAP" pillows, but now I really want the "SIT" ones!  So cute - Etsy.

For my bedroom - Etsy

I love Alex and Ani and really want to add these bracelets to my collection:
Paw Print Charm Bracelet and Compass Charm Bracelet both Alex and Ani

I don't know how well this would work, but look how cute it is! Kuzy Pink Zig-Zag Keyboard cover -Amazon

Alex and Ani Apple of Abundance Bracelet

Every teacher needs a laminator!  I love my Scotch laminator from

Post-Its - Amazon

Lulu Leopard Scarf - Nordstrom

Any bag from Mixed Bag Design would be an awesome gift for a teacher!

White Bib Necklace - Amazon

Feather Charm Bracelet - Alex and Ani

Christmas Comedy Gift Set - Amazon

I actually want all of these, too! Umm...I might just buy them for myself!

These nautical bags can be monogramed - Baggu Bags - West Elm

I did not know you could give the gift of Amazon Prime!  Really smart on Amazon's part.  I order so much more from them because I have Amazon Prime.  It is $79 and includes free video streaming and kindle ebooks, plus the free two day shipping.   

I think this shirt is so funny! - Skreened

I love this for my nephew!  - Etsy

This is a quote from my favorite book to give babies - Etsy

Don't forget to check out my friend Hope to see what is on her wish list and to link up/view other posts!


  1. love your wishlist! Sounds like you had a fabulous time presenting!! :)

    Sugar and Spice

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  3. Oh my goodness I love the party shirt! Too funny! Naps are a teacher's best friend!


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