Monday, December 30, 2013

Linky Party x3

Today is all about the linky party! 3 of them to be exact. Since I am not in the classroom currently, linky parties are the only thing keeping me blogging on the regular basis. 

First, I am linking up with Brandi from A Peach for the Teach for a New Year's Resolution party. Here are the resolutions I have for the new year. 

In 2013 I was definitely guilty of comparing myself to others. I wanted to make sure I was living up to everyone's expectations and as a result, I had a lot of extra unnecessary stress in my life. In 2914 I vow to be the best version of me that I can be and not worry about everyone around me. 

This summer I will hopefully land some teaching interviews. In order to prepare for these I want to make sure I am doing my homework by reading up on the practices in education. Any book suggestions? Let me know in the comments below!

I plan on subbing a lot this semester so that I can see other teaching styles and get ideas for the future. Kayla from Meet Miss Parker shared the fabulous idea of keeping a subbing journal of ideas you loved and I can't wait to implement this soon!

This is straight forward. I want to post at least once a week every week all year. No excuses this time around! I will make it happen! 

I want to travel! I think I say this every year and yet I never go anywhere. 2014, making that change! I will explore new places this year! 


Next up we have the fabulous Instagram linky party. Instagram is my new favorite social media. It is so easy to use. Use a fun editing app, post a picture, throw in some hashtags and you're good to go! Way easier than blog posting and I may have used Instagram as my crutch this year. 

Elizabeth from Kickin' it in Kindergarten has this fun linky to share your 3 favorite pictures from Instagram on your blog. If you want to find me my username is @thepolishedteacher

1. This was one of my favorite moments. I turned the page in my book and there was a pressed 4 leaf clover waiting for me. I definitely think it brought me some good luck this year! I love sharing these little moments in time with my followers. 

2. I had so much fun participating in Monday made it this year. A lot of posts on Instagram were craft related. These were probably my favorite craft of the year. I made some of those drawer labels to match my blog and loved how they turned out! 

3. In September I posted 5 of the things I learned about kindergarten thus far. It was so great tore fleet about. Y experience so far and clearly they were true because so many teachers could relate! I need to do another post student teaching list because I have learned quite a few more things about teaching kindergarten! 


Finally, I am linking up with Jennifer from Simply Kinder for a Teaching Blog linky party. There are no real requirements except to add this picture to a new or existing post and link it to her blog post. It is simply a way to connect with other bloggers and make some new friends along the way. This blogging community is the best thing that has happened to me and I love making new friends along the way! Won't you link up too? 

See you in 2014!


  1. I love your four leaf clover! Was that book a gift, or did you just happen to find it in an old book? What a fantastic idea to give to someone going off to college- tuck it away in a book, and wait for them to discover it. Although, I suppose you have to find a four leaf clover first! :)

    Caffeine and Lesson Plans

  2. Love your drawers! They match your blog perfectly :) And you are totally right. There is no tired like beginning of the year tired. It makes me tired just thinking about it!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Kickin' it in Kindergarten

  3. I liked your number 3 picture from Instagram! Completely true!! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

  4. I definitely kept a subbing notebook! I constantly wrote down ideas that I saw in every room I was in. I'll have to dig it out and share it!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

  5. I love your drawers! They are great! I think every teacher can relate to beginning of the year tired-so true! Happy New Year!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  6. Found this post on the link-up. Those labels are adorable, and I love the four leaf clover! :) Happy New Year!

    Sarah Beth
    Miss White's Classroom

  7. Hi there! I enjoyed reading your resolutions! I love the idea of making an idea journal. I wish I'd done that! Thanks for linking up! Happy New Year!


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