FullSizeRender (3)What an incredible experience! The Virginia State Reading conference was held in Richmond this year. With the conference so close to St. Patrick’s day, it was only fitting to have a “magical” theme. Presenters came from across the country to share some knowledge in regards to literacy and learning. Sessions ranged from pre-school friendly topics and ideas to high school leveled content. This was my first large conference experience and I was lucky enough to be selected as a presenter with Eli Sole. We presented on PALS, an assessment used and given primarily to K-2 students. We were excited to have a room filled with passionate teachers who want to provide better instruction for students. Being a presenter is an experience that I will never forget and will continue to use the knowledge gained for future presentations.

After presenting, I was able to enjoy some sessions as a participant. One of the best sessions I attended was by Dr. Jean. I was able to take away so many ideas to use with my kindergarten students. Children need to have fun and use dance and rhyme to learn!! What a motivational person Dr. Jean is.

I am so thankful for the experience that I was able to have at the VSRA and am looking forward to returning in the future.