Saturday, June 29, 2013

Flash Sale!

I am linking up with Kinderland for a Summer Flash Sale all day Sunday!  My entire TPT store will be 20% off.  Shop away by clicking the picture below!  It would be a great time to pick up my new Back to School Unit or some of my Fall Units!
And be sure to follow me on Facebook if you haven't yet!  Goodies coming soon!  Click the picture below!

New Unit, Updated Unit, Currently, Bloglovin' and Flash Freebie

Did that long title even fit in the box? Since I have so much to share, I will keep each section short!

New Unit:
I just posted a new Back to School Unit!  It will be free until bedtime tonight!  I am an early to bed, early to rise kind of girl, so grab quick!   I would REALLY appreciate feedback if you grab it!  Link is in the picture below.
Updated Unit:
I updated my Apples Everywhere Math Unit today.  I added lots more Roll and Colors and 7 Bump Games.  Link is in the picture below.  (It's on sale for $4 until Sunday night!)

I finally got around to doing Farley's Currently.  I just love reading what everyone is up to!  Click my currently to head on over to Oh' Boy 4th Grade to link up!

Don't forget to set up a Bloglovin' account and follow me, pretty please!  Click the picture below.
If you are still reading, I would love you to follow me on Facebook!  There might be a freebie over there SOON!  (Well, as soon as I figure out how to do the cute boxes at the top!)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bloglovin Reminder and Blog Hop

July 1st is almost here, which we all know means the end of Google Reader.  I am still trying to find out if the reader in Blogger is going to end as well.  Do you know the answer?  Please, please, please let me know if you do!!!

Hop on over to Tori's blog for a blog hop.  I discovered some great new blogs today!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Picture Book Linky

I am linking up with First Grade and Fabulous for a great linky party!  It is all about picture books to use the first week of school.  (Which is creeping closer and closer...yikes!)  Here are a few of my favorite picture books to start out the school year.  Each book has link to purchase it from Amazon if you are interested!
I used this book for the first time last year.  (Thanks to blog stalking!)  My class LOVED it.  We will be doing it again with all of the great ideas that were shared in the bloggy world.

I take time {almost} every day to read a chapter book.  It is usually a Junie B!  This is the first one we read.   

This is a fabulous book about working together.  It is short and simple but SO cute!  

I also read a picture book I wrote in college.  I don't have a is at school....and it is understand!  It is called Billy the Busy Bumblebee.  The kiddos LOVE that I wrote it.  I still have my grade and professor's comments in the back.  The kids really get a kick out of ME being GRADED!  THEY think the story is great.  I like to use my book as an introduction to the students learning that they will become real author's this year.  
And to go with our jungle animal theme!
A favorite year after year!  If you want a class book freebie to go along with it, click the picture below!

This book is hilarious!  Another freebie by clicking  the picture below!
Make sure you head on over to see all of the other great Back to School books!
Be sure to like my FB page!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Goodbye Google....Hello Bloglovin'

Google Reader is GONE.  (Well, it will be soon!)  Bloglovin is super easy to use and you can import all of the blogs you follow in just a few minutes.  Make the switch before the end of the month so you don't miss out on any of your blog stalking!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

FYI:  I use Blogger, not Google Reader.  I am not sure if it is the same, or if Blogger will disappear soon, but I created a Bloglovin' account just incase!  Anyone know anything about Blogger's future?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Freebie

It's Friday!   I joined Teaching Blog Addict for Freebie Friday!
Here are the links for 2 of the class books we make at the beginning of the year.  Just click the pictures.

If you want to see the post on how I use them, click the book pictures below!

Don't forget to stop by TBA for lots more freebies!

Freebie Fridays

If this is your first time stopping by Sunshine, Sand and Scissors, make sure to follow!  I would love to know if your found us through TBA!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Here are the 3 winners:

Kelly Witt
Tracy Suzanne
Cindy Revuelto

Congratulations ladies!  Check you email!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hurry, Hurry........

Giveaway ends at midnight!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thats all I can post tonight.  I am too exhausted from day 2 of a 4 day common core workshop:-).


Monday, June 10, 2013

New Games....Flash Freebie!

It is 4:15 a.m.  I have been up since 2:30.  I cannot sleep because I had not one, but TWO unwelcome visitors in my herb garden yesterday and I cannot get the picture of them out of my mind....the visitors were SNAKES!
Let me just say, I HATE snakes.  I mean HATE, HATE, HATE.  (Yes, I am aware that I will not let my firsties use that word, but it is the most appropriate one I can think of at 4:00 a.m.)  I REFUSE to walk in grass and let's just say I have been known to abandon my class in the hallway if I see one or hear there is one on campus.  And might of refused to leave the lounge to go pick them up from lunch on one occasion.  (Don't worry, my principal and colleagues are aware of this and take care of my class!)
My current yard guests are black snakes, and apparently "the good kind".  That does not make me feel any better.

I can thank the snakes for me being productive.  I will also be able to blame them when I am struggling to stay awake at my common core workshop today.
I posted 2 new phonics games.  I got the original idea from Sally over at Elementary Matters.  She has these cute Bingo type phonics games that are sports themed.  My kids LOVED them, so I decided to create some similar with different themes.  (I contacted her, she said it was okay!)

Click the pictures below to grab your copy.  They are free until I get home from my workshop today.  Feedback would be greatly appreciated.  After that, they will be $3.
Also, don't forget to enter the's almost over!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you are still reading, know how to keep the snakes out of my yard?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Animals Strike at the Zoo, It's True! **freebie**

I posted another freebie to TPT.  Here is another book activity to go with our jungle theme!  Another one of our favorites is Animals Strike at the Zoo, It's True by Karma Wilson.  After reading it aloud to my students, we make a class book.
You can click the picture of the book to purchase it at Amazon.

The freebie contains several cover choices for your class book and the pages to go inside .  Click the cute picture below to grab your copy!  (I would love a little feedback.)

Also, don't forget to enter our giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Saturday, June 8, 2013

I Am Wild About......FREE!

I just posted a freebie to TPT.  To go with our jungle theme, my team starts the school year with jungle books and activities!  One of our favorites uses Wild About Books by Judy Sierra.  After reading it aloud to my students, we make a class book.  (Amazingly it is still one of their favorites at the end of the year!)
You can click the book to purchase it at Amazon.
The freebie contains a cover for your class book and the pages to go inside for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades.  Click the cute picture below to grab your copy!  (I would love a little feedback.)
Also, don't forget to enter our giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Don't forget about our giveaway!

Since I am indoors on my first day of summer break thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea, I thought I would remind you about our giveaway and new Facebook page!

3 lucky winners will get to choose any item from my TPT store. Enter below.  Just please make sure you follow us, like our FB page or share the giveaway if you enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
If Andrea is visiting you too, stay dry!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

We made it to let's have a giveaway!

I have been MIA for quite some time, but I am back!  Today was the student's last day.  In some ways it seemed like the longest year EVER and in other ways, it seemed like we just had Meet the Teacher!  It was a rough year with the new grading system, the new teacher evaluation system, common core.......I could go on and on, but you get the picture and the important thing is that we survived.  AND that it is summer!
This summer I plan to catch up on creating TPT units, my blogging and blog stalking.  (In between workshops, teaching summer school, and planning for next year.)   I created a Facebook page for Sunshine, Sand and Scissors.  I would love to hear your ideas for TPT products.  I am working on several now, but they are almost finished and will be uploaded soon.

Let's start summer out with a giveaway!  I will choose 3 winners next Wednesday.  Each winner will get to choose any item of their choice from my TPT store.  Simply enter the Rafflecopter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tomorrow is our only post planning teacher day.  We usually get several.  Getting it all done is going to be tough!  How many days to you get?