Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patty's & a Fashion Emergency

Wow, this was a busy week! Progress reports due, conferences, a visit from the leprechauns...

It was St. Patty's Day fever in my room this week.

We read Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato and used our Potato Craftivity pack I posted about last week. Congrats to Amy S. who won that giveaway.
We read That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting, wrote about what we would do if we caught a leprechaun, and of course made another cute TLC craft. Anyone else noticing how bad the fine motor skills are these days? I have SO many kids who are terrible with scissors, complain how hard it is, and some still hold the scissors wrong! Is it the excessive standards put on Kinders now or the electronic age? Combo maybe?

 We played Pot O' Gold in math to practice our addition strategies.

The kids made leprechaun traps for homework and brought them in on Thursday. I wish I could show them all but here are few...
This smarty made a Starry Night background and included a battery powered candle under the roof!
Many people believe drilling a hole in coins is illegal so I got a chuckle since his dad is a cop.
Can you see the slit in the path the leprechaun will fall through?
"He will get stuck on the sticky hand!"
"The cup falls down to trap him."
 The leprechaun visited our room on Thursday night and made a mess. I forgot to take pictures but it was similar to previous years. We didn't catch him but he left each child a note and some chocolate coins.  I had a blog reader request help with the leprechaun note.  I had previously uploaded the one I use to SCRIBD but I know some people have trouble with that so I put in on Google Docs. Click on the picture to download.
I forgot to post last week that  I won {woohoo, I never win anything} Elizabeth's cute craft pack Let's Celebrate Reading!
We wrote homophones on the socks.

Do your girls make eyelashes on EVERY art project? LOL
After his baseball game on Thursday night my middle school son says he has nothing cool to wear for free dress day, will I take him to H & M? I am dead tired but you know how important looking good is at this age so I take him. He wants bright green skinny jeans for St. Patty's day! We end up in the mens section so the skinny jeans aren't that skinny but he was happy with his outfit complete with beanie. When he got to school, his girlfriend had on the same color jeans so people thought they planned it. Ah, middle school...
Alrighty, off to watch my two boys play baseball. The weather has been beautiful this week so I think I need to go find the sunscreen!



  1. You're son is so cute, I remember thinking all the time that I had nothing cool to wear growing up! I have the opposite problem with my son - he never wants new clothes! He likes everything very plain, no images, no brand names on show, but it has to 'feel' nice/be good quality. I did take him out the other day and he chose a plain white t-shirt!

    Down Under Teacher

  2. What cute St. Patrick's Day activities! :)

    Mrs. D's Firsties