August 14, 2016

First Ever Maryland Teacher Meet Up! {Plus a Giveaway!}

So, yesterday, a few bloggy friends {Michelle from A Pocketful of Primary, Ashley from The Sassy School Teacher, and Caitlin from Cait's Cool School} and I held our first Maryland Teacher Meet Up, and it was even more amazing than I could have imagined! Teachers from all over Maryland traveled to Baltimore to join us, and the food, conversation, and new friendships made were just fantastic!

What a creative, lively group of ladies!

The lighting wasn't the best, but the venue was great! We held it at Langermann's in Canton, and we had the entire top floor to ourselves. There was plenty of room for everyone, and the set-up was perfect.

Did I mention the food??? I love a good brunch buffet, and this one didn't disappoint. There was fresh fruit, some delicious sweet bread {not sure what it was, but it was tasty!}, pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries {with Old Bay, naturally}, and some of the best grits I've ever had. I'm not ashamed to admit that I went back for seconds.

 I thoroughly enjoyed passing out the giveaway prizes to our attendees; it felt like Christmas in August!
{Apologies for the reflection in my glasses.}

Speaking of giveaways, our meet up wouldn't have possible without the incredible generosity of some amazing teacher bloggers and small businesses. THANK YOU so much to all of our sponsors!

Check out all of the amazing goodies that Heather from Recipe for Teaching walked away with!

Aren't they the cutest? Kimberly from Flipping Into Kindergarten, Heather from Recipe for Teaching, and Amanda from Primarily Penguins

Yay for Amanda! She scored some great prizes, too!

Check out all of Kimberly's loot!

We don't want you to feel left out of all of the fun! So we decided to give away one of our swag bags to one lucky winner! 

The swag bag contains the following:

- a Read-n-Go bag from Seat Sack
- a GoNoodle lanyard
- a Teachers Pay Teachers water bottle
-a Teachers Pay Teachers bottle of hand sanitizer
- a pamphlet from Sheila Jane Teaching

Here's how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oh! And one more thing! Cristin from The Pampered Teacher was kind enough to offer our blog readers a special coupon code to use on her site! Anyone who uses the coupon code "Cheers2MD" will receive $2.00 off any order, plus a surprise bonus gift! The coupon code is good through September 1, 2016.

Thank you again to everyone who made our meet up possible! We can't wait for next year!