We started the day with our normal Morning Meeting routine and Writer's Workshop. Then the theme-work began... we started with the Leprechaun, Leprechaun, What Do You See? mini-books.
I then gave each kiddo a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal, and they went to town graphing and munching away! I have them place the actual marshmallows on the graph first, and then pick them off one-by-one as they color in each square.
The students then use their data to answer some questions and compare the results on this page:
Some of my students were able to complete it independently, while I helped the others. The graph and math page are available here!
When we returned from library, we discovered a ransacked room, green footprints everywhere, and a shamrock on my rocking chair with a rhyming clue! We chased the leprechaun all around our school, finding his clues along the way, and when we returned to the classroom, there was a green pot filled with gold coin chocolates, St. Patrick's Day buttons, and green Bobcat Bucks (our school incentive tickets) waiting for us all!
After lunch, we decorated cookies.
I poured the kids some Sprite, turned around and then back again, and the leprechaun had turned it all green! That leprechaun is so darn fast and sneaky. ;) The kids were SHOCKED!
I hope that crazy leprechaun plays some fun tricks on your students this week! Happy St. Patrick's Day!