Thursday, June 28, 2012

Michigan Meet Up with Be the Difference and Funky First Grade Fun

Books that Make a Difference

I'm sure many readers will remember Maria Dismondy, our friend and Michigan author who is making spirits bright, one book at a time.  We at Kleinspiration first met Maria in January, when she was launching her book Pink Tiara Cookies for Three and later took a look back at her earlier work, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

Maria's Linky Parties

Along with being an author, Maria is also an excellent resource to the educational blogging community, and is the host of a couple of very important linky parties that you may be interested in. 

The first is Make a Difference Monthly, which facilitates bloggers linking up all month long about a given idea on how they would teach a specific character trait.  Great suggestions for videos, books, songs, etc are all on the menu at this party.

The second is Things I Love Thursdays, where bloggers can link up about products they love and take a break from the daily grind.

Michigan Blogger's Meet Up

I am excited to announce a meet up that I am going to be attending along with Maria at Be The Difference and Kimberly at Funky First Grade Fun.  If you are a blogger that writes on the topic of education, child development, or are a teacher, join us at the Michigan Bloggers Meet Up.  We are meeting in July over coffee at the Biggby Coffee in Northville

It's great to see educators sharing ideas and working together to help improve our children's experiences.  After spending a week at ISTE 2012 I've seen first-hand how a meet up can result in great ideas, conversation, and collaboration, so I'm happy to invite any Michigan blogger that writes on the topic of education, child development, or teacher to join us at the Michigan Bloggers Meet Up.

Be The Difference

Please {click here} to visit Maria's website!

You'll love the fun design of her site and the many great books & resources.


  1. Can't wait to hear about the meetup!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I need your help! Come check out my last post ❤

  2. I would really love to attend the meet-up and am going to try to make it there!I'm in Macomb about an hour away from the meeting place. Love your blog and especially enjoy the tech tips!


    First Grade Gallery~Lessons for Little Learners

  3. Hey Erin, I am excited about the meetup. I blogged about it tonight so you might hear from some more people. This sounds very fun!
    See you then.
    Second In Line

  4. Jessica, you need my help?


  5. Jennifer,


    Can't wait to see you again!


  6. Jeannie and Patty,

    I'm so excited you're planning on coming! This will be great. I can't wait to meet everyone in person!