Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Joy of St. Patrick's Day

We have been working so hard on St. Patrick's Day this week. My kiddos enjoyed "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover" and "The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever". We've also used this as an opportunity to talk about leprechauns and add some cute stuff in as well.

I really stumped them we when talked about luck and lucky objects. However, this encouraged them to go home and search for 4 leaf clovers. Oh my goodness, I had one little girl somehow bring in enough 4 leaf clovers for everyone. And another brought in 3 zippy bags of just plain clovers. My kiddos are so precious. I hope that activity at least gave them some much needed time with their family.

But, oh are they in for a treat when they come in tomorrow morning. :) We've had a leprechaun visit us this week. Man, is he sneaky (heehee). Chairs have been turned upside down, things in cubbies misplaced, and rugs turned over. But I don't quite have my first graders convinced that there really is a leprechaun running around our school (it's hard for me to keep my composure and be "surprised", I have as much fun with this as they do). So this is what my little darlings are going to see:

"Footprints" with gold glitter, rolos (for the gold) and green spearmint candies on every table.

Our reading center turned upside-down.
We made a graph about our favorite holidays and St. Patrick's Day couldn't beat out Easter. Our little leprechaun wasn't happy about that. LOL
Tape over all of the cubbies  - just for fun.

I can't wait to see them in the morning. Their darling faces when they see this will make all the work worth it. They still need to believe in magic!

We also did the things in my TPT unit -
St. Patrick's Day and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover


Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!!


  1. I love all of this....very cute!

    I would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

    1. I have and your blog is so encouraging and helpful. Thank you for all that you've posted, it's uplifting. :)


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