You know how much I love you all, and while I missed each and every one of you, I have to admit that the last few days have been some of the most inspirational and educational days of my life! I know it's hard without your beloved teacher, but check out all of the fabulous things I did while I was gone:
Right after school Ms. Caughey and I made the trek to the Austin Convention Center where we were greeted with smiles and free cheese cubes. We met some amazing people from all over the world who are just as passionate about your bright futures as we are. They create apps and programs, launch initiatives and movements, or even invest in the creative minds that want to put technology into your hands.
Ms. Caughey and I got to the conference super-duper early (because there was free coffee and pastries). We had a list of workshops and meet-ups we wanted to attend--here are some of Tuesday's highlights:
Phew....what a busy first day. Zzzzzzzzzz was the next thing on our schedule.
Wednesday was super exciting, and I became so caught up in the energy that I kinda forgot to take lots of pictures. Sorry, scholars! There are still some awesome moments to share, though:
It was our final day, so we awoke with a little bit of sadness in our hearts. However, the great Bill Gates would be our keynote speaker so we arrived super early to get our seats. On our way into the conference center I spotted Austin ISD's superintendent, Dr. Carstarphen. After chasing her down in an embarrassing manner, we chatted it up for a bit. She raved about Cunningham Elementary and said she fondly remembered her time spent in the Hive Society (Apparently we make quite an impression, scholars). Then we were off to the keynote!
My time away from the Hive was inspiring and educational, but I'm so glad to be back amongst you all. I can't wait until our return from spring break so that we can continue our literary journey with a few more creative twists and turns.
Love always and forever,