Thursday, March 21, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Classroom Fun


HERE at Mathwire is a game I tweaked to fit my Leprechaun Day theme . It is a game called Math Parking Lot.  I did a few cute graphics on the sides and am calling it Leprechaun Lot. I don't know what kind of cars they drive, do you?
We did these cute POTS OF GOLD with Rainbows and a leprechaun riding the rainbow. We also wrote about "A Person I Treasure". They turned out really pretty.

Evan Moore has a cute Leprechaun Shape book that would be a really fun to use for spelling. The words will go on 6 little rainbow paper strips we will make into rings and write each word twice on the front of each ring. And another word twice on the back. They will be able to do 12 words. Then we will hang them up on strings in our room for March. Cute right? HERE at Evan Moore is the shape book link. I just used the front and back and had the kids glue them together with the rings stapled to the bottom. They look cute hanging in our room. I should have taken a picture!

We did another writing assignment this week; we made up funny similes, a type of metaphor,  to describe Leprechauns. My sentence frame went like this:

LEPRECHAUNS ARE AS ____________AS A ____________
and as ___________ as a __________. If I caught one I would trap him by...._____________. Then I would ask him for these 3 wishes; ____________, ___________, ____________. 
My only directions were that each sentence had to have a describing word as well as each wish. They turned out wonderful!     
 Here is our Hallway Leprechaun bulletin board
We wrote metaphors....A leprechaun is as sly as a fox!
Then we made leprechaun heads...and glittered the buckles
The kids curled orange butcher paper around their pencils before gluing them down. I like how somebody thought theirs needed a mustache....hehehe...
I gave them each a piece of green glittery shamrocks to add to their hat. 
Then we wrote the Leprechaun metaphors....and what we'd do if we caught a leprechaun.
How would YOU TRAP A LEPRECHAUN
 Then we wrote what 3 wishes we would wish for....
 They were very creative wishes!

Some wished for more than 3 wishes...that's so tricky!
Here are the Pots of gold and rainbows too.  


It's always a lot of fun on St. Patrick's Day!

Those nasty leprechauns.....they knocked over chairs, dumped out bins and
packs of crayons and even wrote a misspelled message on our board. Some
kids even found green footprints all over the bathroom sinks! 

There is also a TPT St. Patty's  Day prompt writing page that is SUPER CUTE! It is from Kimberly Santana and she gives it out free on her TPT page. Well, we also made LEPRECHAUN TRAPS. Check them on the next post!

  A fun 100s day chart to do with St. Patricks Day can be found at Little Country Kinder TPT store.  Hope your St. Patty's Day was filled with rainbows!

2 Leprechaun Hundreds Chart Hidden Picture Activities for

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