Monday, March 19, 2012

A peek at last week...St Patrick's Day!

What a busy two weeks! Happy to be back to the blogging world and so ready for Spring Break. I wanted to share with you all some of the fun things we did last week. I bought DeAnna's St. Patrick's Day unit and my kinders had a blast. Here's a glimpse at a few of our Math Workstations. These printables are made up of freebies found all over the place. :) 
A leprechaun visited our classroom, played tricks on us, and left foot prints everywhere!
He left silly messages and one day asked if we could "catch" his rainbow. So, we tried!
This great experiment was from DeAnna's unit. We refracted light using a flashlight and vase of water. We turned off our classroom lights and students looked around the room and tried to find the rainbow. Students learned that to make a rainbow, you need rain and sunlight. So, on the back of our paper, we made a key to illustrate what each object we used represented. Key: the vase and water = rain and the flashlight = the sun. 
We learned about the colors of the rainbow and made our own Roy G. Biv.
We made Leprechaun punch one day and added rainbow sprinkles (skittles)! Students did a little "how to" writing and wrote the steps we took to make the punch. 
The last step, "eat it up" of course!
We did a little leprechaun math and added gold together. My leprechaun has 2 pieces of gold. I gave him 2 more. Now he has 4 pieces of gold. 2+2=4
Here is what the outside of our classroom door looks like! I didn't get a chance to grab a picture after we added our huge pot of gold. But you can imagine it...right next to the door, in between the trees.
We learned about the sequence of a story and read There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover. Students re told the story and listed the objects the old lady swallowed in order. You can grab this freebie and a few other goodies to store away for next year below. Hope you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Click on the picture to download!
Clip art: Scrappin' Doodles Font: smiley monster


Unknown said...

Fun! Love the leprechaun!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Jena Snowden said...

Cute stuff! We are always on Spring Break on St. Patrick's Day so I rarely get anything in, but I have got to squeeze that leprechaun addition in next year!

1st Grade with Miss Snowden

amy.lemons said...

Your door looks great!!!

Ashley said...

I love the little footprints that I am seeing in some classrooms. However, aside from painting a small child's foot green and having them run around, how do you do it? Love the freebies. If you have a chance, please stop by my blog. I am having a Golden Giveaway!


Miss H said...

I really like how your St. Patrick's Day board looks. It's very creative!

Little Miss Hood's Adventures in Kindergarten

Michelle Griffo said...

So much fun! I love the real foot prints!!


Apples and ABC's

Taryn Ryan said...

I really like your sequencing freebie. Thanks so much for sharing!

Busy Bees said...

I love St. Patrick's Day so much that we are wrapping it up this week. We just finished up The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover today, so the sequencing chart will work great!! Your stuff looks great!!

Dawn Hilburn said...

I found your blog through pinterest and am your newest follower. Cute blog with lots of ideas!
First Grade Shenanigans

Miss Squirrels said...

Looking forward to the meet up on the 14th!

Going Nutty!

Sarah Paul said...

So excited to find your blog! You have some great stuff! Thanks for the freebie too! :)
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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Unknown said...

Hi there! Do you have your templates available somewhere for the adding gold craftivity? It is super cute and I would love to use it in my classroom! Let me know. Thanks!
Caitlin Richards

Anonymous said...

I also bought the St. Patrick's Day Unit, but I expected it to have your addition activity that you posted at the end of your post :( I actually bought it thinking that was in it. Could you possibly post that?

Unknown said...

Love the leprechaun! Do you have it posted somewhere?

Jen Hackler

Unknown said...

I would like the addition craftivity also.

Unknown said...

Hi there! I would love your addition craftivity template please