Oh no! A mischievous leprechaun snuck into our class and made a mess. He knocked over chairs, made a mess of our toys, reordered the numbers on our hundred chart, and he even hung up our poor green frog upside down! The children had a blast fixing that silly leprechaun's pranks.
The leprechaun left us a note which we read as our morning message. Together students were able to read 25 words!
He sent us on a treasure hunt all over the school grounds. We solved riddles to lead us to his pot of gold. We finally found the pot of gold in Madame Natalie's office! In it were delicious chocolate gold coins to share.
We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a math extension. We explored les amis de 10 by cutting out 10 coins and gluing them into 2 groups (those in the pot and those on the ground). We learned what and what makes 10.
In Fine Arts, we made our very own puppet leprechauns, but the big hit of the day had to be the leprechaun traps we made with our Big Buddies! Students devised clever schemes to trick a leprechaun into a box. Some made ladders out of popsicle sticks and lured the leprechaun with shiny gold. Others made traps in the shape of a leprechaun hat. But, uh-oh, those trap doors! I absolutely love these projects. They are such a treat for the imagination. Thank you for sending in your boxes and cardboard rolls!
I hope you have a wonderful Spring Break! Students were sent home with their Jolly Phonique workbooks so if you are in the mood for a little français over the break, ask your child to teach you some of the sounds. I will see you all on March 31! :)