Happy St. Patrick's Day!

How do you catch a leprechaun?
We read several books about leprechauns so we could learn more about them.
Then we gathered up lots of good stuff, like above.  And we added:

You can use everyday things you have around the classroom to make a trap.   The green berry baskets were very popular, so were the paper towel tubes and tp rolls.  Just about anything can be used.  It is also a good idea to have some green paint:

and glitter is always fun:

Then you let kids use their imagination and support them with whatever help they need.  And you get amazing Leprechaun Traps built by five and six year old students!  Those are the best kind!
Here are a few photos of ours:

If your traps are set out on a table, it is a good idea to make leprechaun ladders for the little fellows to climb up on...

We didn't actually get any leprechauns, but we did see evidence that they stopped by the classroom.  And they left us some gold! YUM!

We had lots of fun this week reading stories and talking about ideas related to this theme.  The sweeties wrote about why they are lucky.  I was so impressed with how most of my students immediately knew how to finish this prompt.  Boy, we sure do have so much to feel lucky about:

"I'm going to cach a leprechaun."

"my mom found a four lef klofr"

We also had a very thoughtful discussion about whether leprechauns are real.  It is a very tricky question.  There are many things that we believe in even though we don't see them... 
Do you believe in leprechauns?  Here are some of our ideas:

Do you need some sweet practice pages to compliment your St. Patrick's day activities in your classroom?  Look no further.  This is a great set of pages for March in kindergarten that cover lots of math and literacy skills.  They are fun and engaging with cute St. Paddy's graphics.  Most are interactive with cutting and gluing, dabbing, or coloring.  Hope they are a help to you.  You can find them right here: Print and Go! St. Patrick's day Math and Literacy (NO PREP).  You can see a little preview below.

I hope you had a wonderful St. Paddy's day.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!
Happy Teaching!

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