Day One – Monday
This year I decided to make St. Patrick’s Day a four day event. On Monday I am going to integrate our Science unit “Building Things” by having the children build leprechaun traps with boxes. For shared reading, you can use the reader “The Leprechaun Wish” found in the link on the right.
Day Three – Wednesday
The students will walk into the classroom and there will be some changes (desks and books scattered are just a few changes). The leprechaun will have also left some gold nugget chocolates and badges (bought at the dollar store) for each of them. They will write in their booklet as to what surprises the leprechaun left (middle of story). The booklet is found in the above link.
Day Two – Tuesday – Focus on Writing
I am going to pretend a leprechaun visited the classroom the night before and left the message displayed on the left. We will discuss how he may have escaped the traps, what his name is and how he looks (describing words). In the link to the left you can access the message and writing booklet I am going to use. Since I teach grade one this year, I will expect my students to give the leprechaun a name, describe how the leprechaun looks (from the picture) and write about what they think the surprise will be tomorrow (story beginning). With kindergarten students, I would only expect them to write about what surprise the leprechaun will leave.
Day Four – Thursday
There will be no signs of the leprechaun and the students will write about what they think happened to him (story ending)
St. Patrick's Day Craft Ideas
The children can color and cut the leprechaun template found in the link below. It can be attached together by fasteners so the head can move.
The students could cut and sponge paint or color the clover.