Saturday, March 2, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Magic

I've been working on lots of St. Patrick's Day goodies for my kids. I love the magic that goes along with St. Patrick's Day. I'm planning to spend a whole day celebrating and learning with leprechauns. All of these activities are aligned with Common Core, so you can feel really good about having fun while learning. Click on any of the pictures below to check the product out. I'm working on a St. Patrick's Social Studies freebie, and I hope to have that to you by tomorrow.
First, my very favorite St. Patrick's activity, The Case of the Missing Treasures. I love a good mystery. In this packet you get six mysteries for your students to solve using inferring skills. It includes a mini lesson on Evidence Based Terms. This would be perfect for test prep and helping students to answer open response test items.
Next is a charming little writing. I'm in love with this cute leprechaun writing. It includes a mini lesson, graphic organizer planning sheet, and adorable craftivity. Students use Lucky Charms cereal to replace words in their writing. This is one you will want to hang in the hallway.
Leprechaun Brew is my twist on Witches' Brew. We made Witches' Brew during our Halloween celebration, and I know they are going to love this just as much. This packet includes a math graphing activity, grammar activity, and cute picture book writing.
My students are becoming experts at working with factors, prime and composite numbers. One reason is the repeated practice I give them with these holiday factor products. In this one they will read a message left by a sneaky leprechaun and  try to find the hidden clovers and maybe even the lucky prime number. It also includes a math station games that my students have been having fun playing.
And here's one more little math activity for teaching line plots. Line plots are another math activity I try to pull in often for repeated practice. I'm confident my students will go to 5th grade with this concept fully mastered. In this activity students must create a line plot of leprechaun heights and solve a mystery.

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