Friday, March 9, 2012

Leprechaun Lunacy

Next week my students will make leprechaun traps. To get them in the mood we made our own leprechauns. I have posted before how I use a lot of TLC art projects. I think it is really good practice to listen to and follow directions and they internalize positional vocabulary. When I say vertical or horizontal most of my class turns the paper correctly. I know plenty of older kids who can't do that!

We read That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting. I love her books because they are always good for new vocabulary words. The kids listened and picked out mischief and slicker to add to our Expanding Vocabulary section of our CAFE board.
 We also wrote about what we would do if we caught a leprechaun. This cute paper was shared by the wonderful Michelle over at Fabulous in First. Love her!
Love that he thinks the leprechaun would be friends with his dog and fish!
Many of the kids commented during the story that they didn't think the leprechauns should be playing so many tricks.
This sweetie did not think it was right to take the leprechauns gold. Like how she gave herself an honorary title?
Report cards went out today and now I am off for a girls weekend!! WOoHOo!!
I'll try to catch up with you all Sunday night so don't blog too much without me!



  1. I read that book by Eve Bunting to a second grade class and they were enthralled by it!

    They also asked what mischief was and we ended up having a great discussion.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  2. I love seeing what you do in your room!! Those writing pieces are too funny Jenn! I hope you have a lovely girls' weekend :)

  3. It's mine! :) Glad you could use it. We used it this week too!
    Fabulous in First

    1. I should have known!!! I edited my post. Thanks, girl!

  4. CUTE leprechauns!!!
    Have a fabulous weekend, you lucky duck!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  5. Love the leprechauns! Have a great weekend.

  6. Oh how CUTE!!! I LOVE the writing samples!

  7. I've never heard of that book. I'll have to look for it :)

    Grade ONEderful

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    Our Sweet Success

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