To help celebrate St. Patty's Day and the beginning of my spring break, I am joining some of my best blogging friends and throwing a sale today!

My entire store is on sale, so you can snag up some of my best sellers, like my 

Or perhaps pick up one of my newest units, like my 

Head on over to Megan's blog, Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade, to see who else is having a sale today!

And since it's spring break, here is a pic of my kids at our hotel pool!  We are having a blast!

Do you have any plans for spring break?

My class had all sorts of fun this week as we celebrated the birthday of a famous author who can't be named!

First up, our amazing cafeteria cook organized green eggs and ham for the whole school and community members to come in and read each class the story!  The kids were especially excited, because they got to eat in the classroom!  We had a local fireman and a bank teller read to our class - it was so fun!  Also, my teaching partner and I used this freebie and dressed up like Teacher 1 and Teacher 2!

Notice the pretty dandelion behind my ear that a student gave me?

Then we used some awesome units to help us explore the author's books and learn about the author's life:
This pack can be used for any author, which makes it so versatile!  I love it!

 This pack has awesome literacy centers that can be used for any time of the year.  It's a fun birthday theme, so it would also be cute to use them during the week that you celebrate summer birthdays in your room!
We also did this fun craft to celebrate the author's birthday!  It has fun writing prompts, too.  We hung our cakes and writing outside on our clothes line, and the kids loved coming up and looking at them at recess!

At the end of the week, after learning all about the author and his books, each child chose his or her favorite book and wrote an opinion paper on why they thought it was the best!  We used my new writing pack In My Honest Opinion!

We used one of the graphic organizers to write out the reasons and evidence to support our opinions.  We wrote our essays, using transition words, on the lined paper, then cut it out, and assembled the phone.  Kids loved that they got to pretend talking on their big phone as they re-read for clarity!

Here is a close up of one of the completed projects.

Here they are hanging outside with our standard clearly stated for admin ;)

Here is a freebie for you, to help you get started on opinion writing.  Head on over to my TpT store to purchase the full unit!

Do you like to celebrate authors' birthdays?  
I have hit some pretty amazing milestones lately!  

  • 2,000 fans on facebook!
  • 1,000 followers on my blog!
  • 500 followers on TpT!
To celebrate, I'd love to give back to you - my sweet fans!  I have planned an awesomely, amazing giveaway!

First up - a $50 giftcard to Shabby Apple!
Dresses from Shabby Apple

They have the cutest stuff!  Here is what I would buy:
Love this cute, lacy dress.  I would wear to to school or out to dinner!

This necklace is adorable for March!  

Since I live in Hawaii, I live in swimsuits!  I need a new one-piece and at $29, I might buy this one anyway!

The good news is, everybody is a winner!  Use the code teachingwithstyle10off to get 10% off your order!  Code will be good until 4/1/13.

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Next up - Scentsy!

I have an adorable cupcake burner for you, just like the one in my classroom! Plus, my sweet Scentsy consultant, Christy Griep, has agreed to send you a scent brick of your choice!  My fav is Coconut Lemongrass, what's yours?

Last up - a huge bundle of goodies from my amazing blog friends!  One winner will get 29 different teaching units to use in your classroom!  
Any item from Jessica's store!
Classroom Coupons from Laura's store!
Peace, Love, & First Grade

Nonfiction Writing from Holly's store!
Any item from Heidi's store!
My (Not So) Elementary Life

Enemy Pie unit from Kathy's store!

Super St. Patrick's Day from Vickie's store!
Opinion Writing from Susan's store!

Word Families Bundle from Latoya's store!
Flying into First Grade
March poems from Arlene's store!
It's LMN Tree

Poetry unit from Megan's store!
Mrs Wheelers First Grade
Any item from Tanja's store!
Snowmen Literacy unit from Lori's store?
Conversations in Literacy
Kindergarten Comprehension from Nicole's store!
Rowdy in Room 300
Combined Review Scoot from Sally's store!
Vertebrate and Invertebrate Classification Unit from Jana's store!
Thinking Out Loud
Time - Math and Literacy Lessons from Michelle's store!

Kindergarten Morning Work from Teeny's store!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher
Any item from Stephanie's store!
Falling into First
Does Your Story Answer These Questions? unit from Lori's store!
2nd Grade Common Core Math Warm-up, full set from Tessa's store!
Weekly Word Wizard, set one from Denise's store!
Sunny Days in Second

American Heroes unit from Katie's store!

2-D and 3-D Shapes activities from Mary's store!
Reading Comprehension Strategy posters from Leslie's store!
Color Word Farm Book from Maria's store!
Group Work Posters and Survey from Marie's store!
What's Your Opinion? writing unit from Corinna's store!
Surfin' Through Second

St. Patrick's Day Craftivity from Ms C's store!
Just Wild About Teaching
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Thank you for following along with my blog!  Good luck to everyone! :)