March?!? Seriously, how is it already March? This year is flying by!
I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things to do for St. Patrick's Day.
It doesn't get any better than Leprechaun punch and Leprechaun glyphs!
YUMMY and ADORABLE!
In Unit 3 of our Writing Through the Year unit we teach students the process for Procedural (How-To) Writing, and throughout the year we continue to work on How-To pieces to record our experiences as a class. First, we talked about the ingredients that I brought in and we decided as a class the best order to add the ingredients to our cup.
The students each create their own Leprechaun Punch.
We created our How-To Make Leprechaun Punch chart using Interactive Writing. I love using Interactive Writing because it is the perfect time to apply the phonics chunks and spelling patterns that we've been learning, sentence structure and conventions. *Note: We didn't complete the chart in one sitting. As soon as the little sweeties start getting antsy we stop and pick back up whenever we have a few extra minutes during the day.
The cutie patootie leprechauns that you see on the bulletin board are glyphs.
The students answer three questions to build their leprechaun.
One of the questions was, Do you believe in leprechauns? If they answered yes, they got purple shoes. If the answer was no they got yellow shoes. We then showed our data in a variety of ways.
You can see the results below.
The glyph patterns, questions, graphs, and Leprechaun Punch activities are just a tiny portion of what's included in my St. Patrick's Day unit. You can check it out by clicking HERE