After the conference we walked around the French Market. I've been told that this is a great place to get the famous muffaletta. I am not a big fan of deli meat so I did not have one. They look amazing and are huge. If you are a deli meat with olive sandwich fan then you should definitely try one.
|The Praline Connection|
After walking all day we rested for a bit at the hotel, changed, and walked to Dominica at the Roosevelt Hotel. Oh my Lord this restaurant was amazing. The owner is professional Chef John Besh. Light appetizers of various breads, olives, cheeses, meats, and jellies were distributed along the table. The roomie and I ordered the Wild Mushroom pizza which was topped with wild mushrooms, fontina, bacon, and an egg in the middle. Other friends at the table ordered the Margherita and Duck pizzas. I tasted the duck and it was superb. For dessert the waiter brought out small chocolate truffles covered in powdered sugar. I was in a food coma so I could only eat one.
I will definitely go to this restaurant again and again. The atmosphere, service, and prices were great for New Orleans. Our entire pizza was around $14 and we had a ton left over.
The next morning we packed up and headed to the oldest Catholic church for morning mass.
|You know I had to do it one last time. So greedy yet so amazing!|
1. We, as 1st grade teachers, are the foundation. The way we teach Math and the vocabulary we use are the building blocks for life long learning.
2. Rome was not built in a day. Learning takes time and effort. We cannot expect for our students to come to us already knowing all of the knowledge we "expect." That is why we are TEACHERS!
3. Have fun! Learning should be fun. Use manipulatives, create and play games, and let students use their own minds. Worksheet after worksheet is not fun.
Check out my girl at Simply Swarbrick. She has a great recap on the NCTM conference that we attended. Find out how she became famous while there.