Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!- TPT Sale!!

Happy New Year teacher friends!!! I am so grateful for all of the new teacher and blogger friends that I have made in 2013! Looking forward to an awesome 2014. :) 

Enjoy 20% off in my store now through January 3rd! New products have been added, and TOMORROW in honor of the new year, I will be posting my new sight word sentence builder pack! 

Have a great evening everyone!! 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Teachers of Instagram Linky!!

I'm so excited to participate in a linky party for the first time! Thank you to Elizabeth from Kickin' it in Kindergarten for hosting! I absolutely LOVE all of the new friends I have met through Instagram and blogging, and can't believe I've only had my teacher Instagram since October… it really is so addicting!

Want to follow me on instagram?? @sweetsoundsofkinder 

Ok… here goes! 

Top 3 favorite Instagram pictures of 2013: 
I finally started a teaching blog!!
It had been a goal of mine for a very long time to join the world of teacher bloggers, and I'm proud of myself for taking the plunge! I am loving all of the new friends that I am making and everything that I am learning from experienced bloggers. My New Year's Resolution is to blog more often! 


Elf on the shelf!!! I had so much fun using Alfie and Ellie with my kiddos this year. It was especially fun to get new ideas for them from all of my instagram friends. #elfintheclassroom was a favorite of mine!

Getting married this summer to my AMAZING husband and officially becoming Mrs. Smith. I am so blessed to have a supportive hubby, and someone who still leaves surprise flowers for me from time to time. :) 

Your turn!! Feel free to link up, I'm sure glad that I did! 
Happy New Year friends! 

Here's one more link party I discovered earlier today. Join the fun! 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Blog Lovin'!

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I am absolutely LOVING my new blog design from Dream Like Magic! It's just the motivation that I needed to try and get myself out there and noticed more in the blogging world. :)

Tonight, I'm working on trying to "claim my blog" on blog lovin'! I was told to copy that link that they gave me onto a new post and publish it. Hopefully that works, and I can start using blog lovin' and linking up to more blogger friends!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Been a While!

It's been such a while since I've blogged!! I've been so caught up in the new world of "teacher instagramming" that I have completely neglected my blog!

That being said, I feel I am still new to this whole world of teaching social media, blogging, TPT, instagram, etc… I am trying to get myself out there, get followers for both my blog and TPT, and sometimes it's tough! I am thankful for all of the WONDERFUL TEACHERS that I have come into  touch with on instagram and I am having a BLAST seeing pictures from their classrooms, especially now that so many of us are doing "elf in the classroom" . :)

My instagram name is: @sweetsoundsofkinder if any of you would like to follow me! I would be so excited to gain some new friends on there.

My TPT store is alive and well! I have put up some new Christmas Literacy Centers, and my kiddos have been LOVING them!!

We just finished working on our short vowel 'a' word families, and I created a stocking/candy cane match for them to do that go along with all of these word families.

My kiddos have also loved doing my ABC Christmas match, which is currently FREE on my TPT store! 

This center has been a great way to reinforce letter matching skills, as well as ABC order. Click on the picture above to download my ABC Christmas letter match for FREE on TPT! 

Finally, my class along, with our elves have been busy creating Christmas sentences with our sight words! 

Click on the picture to download my Christmas sight word sentences pack! 

Along with being busy working, we have also been having way too much fun with our class elves, Alfie, and Ellie! They are always finding ways to entertain us! :) I think that I might be having more fun with the elves than the kids are though!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I appreciate you taking the time to read it! I would LOVE so much if you would follow my blog and/or my TPT store. It would mean so much to me, as I continue on my journey into this fun social media world of teaching. :) 

If you liked all of my Christmas center ideas. They are available in a Christmas Literacy Centers bundle on my TPT store: 

Click on the picture to check it out on TPT!