The National Kindergarten Conference was 4 days of talking, listening, observing, interacting, and experiencing all the latest information about kindergarten. Each day was filled with multiple presentations and hands on experiences. We learned a multitude of tried and true instructional techniques to continue to make learning fun and engaging. We learned from experienced early childhood professionals such as Jack Hartmann, Donna Whyte, and others.
We had fun meeting and collaborating with kindergarten teachers across the nation and discussing the differences and similarities of our classrooms. We came away inspired to teach what we had learned. We gained knowledge that will be instrumental in our classrooms and we made new friends and yes, we shopped a little…okay, a lot!