Category Archives : St. Patrick’s Day


March Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

St. Patricks Day and so many more tried and true teaching ideas are here
for you to check out this March.  Best yet,soon it will be spring and
the end of the year will be here before you know it.

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A Stranger in a Strange Classroom, It’s Standardized Testing Time!

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

For a multitude of teachers and kids, the anticipation of spring and excitement of summer break are shrouded by stressful thoughts that emerge during testing season.  Of course, if you’re an educator, you can’t get away from it, stress is your ever present companion, it’s an inherent part of the job, especially during this time of year. To add insult to injury, if your students do poorly, it’s on you.

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The Thief of Joy
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning 

 Finding joy in the selection of read-alouds this month.

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Slope for Vertical and Horizontal Lines

I work in the Math Lab at the community college where I also teach. Last week, I had two College Algebra students who were having difficulty with slope. They knew the equation y = mx + b, but were unsure when it came to horizontal or vertical lines. Read how I used visuals to help these students.

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 Advice From The Coach
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight 

Check out this advice from a famous basketball coach. It can be effectively applied to teaching, too.

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 Watermelon Subtraction
By Margot Gentile of Margot Gentile

Watermelon slices naturally look like big smiles, don’t they? There will be smiles all around as children manipulate the movable parts to “bite” into watermelon slices and remove seeds. They will be delighted to “see” and understand the concept of subtraction and teachers will love this freebie!

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 6 Confusing Words to Master
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Learning to master confusing words, is an essential skill for all writers.

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Today We Are Leprechauns

Learn how you can use STEM in your elementary classroom this March with a fun Leprechaun activity. All smart Leprechauns hide their gold, but a truly tricky one will also build a protective container to keep out humans. Check out the ideas my students came up with in this St. Patrick’s Day STEM lesson.

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 Classroom Seating Arrangements for Grades 4-8
By  Marcy Howe of It’s A Teacher Thing

Classroom seating arrangements can make or break a classroom. Learn about four classroom seating arrangements that work and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

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Striving & Thriving: Remembering Purpose in the Reading Classroom
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings

Sometimes, your teaching attitude just nose dives into the concrete pavement, and sometimes it takes new learning opportunities and our students to remind us that we are striving and thriving. Grab a box of tissues!
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Building Student Empowerment
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

 It was my first year of teaching and I was a little nervous and very excited about my first parent-teacher conferences. 3 parents out of my 27 students showed up. 30+ years later. . I have 100% parent participation.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Page Freebie”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

FREE Coloring Page for some St. Patrick’s Day Color for Fun in your classroom!
This resource is from my St. Patrick’s Day Fun! Color For Fun Printable Coloring Pages packet.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Math Freebie: Multiplication Fact Families for Grades 3 & 4”

by Chrysti’s Class

3rd – 4th Grade

Delight your students with these fun St. Patrick’s Day math activities. There are 4 green 4 leaf clovers to a page with 4 pages. The same fact family pages also come in black and white for you printing needs. Great for centers, whole class work, or fast finishers. 

Directions and Ideas for this Product

Color 4- leaf clover

1. Laminate and have kids write each fact family equation on each leaf with dry erase markers.

2. Teacher writes the equations on each of the clover sections. Cut out. Students put the stem and leaves together like a puzzle.

3. Do the same as above, but students quietly wander the classroom to find the 5 pieces that go together. Great movement break.

4. Use as a bulletin board display.

5. Students play a matching game. Cut out all the 5 pieces. Students turn over a stem and then take turns turning over a leaf until they find the 4 leaves that match their stem. The game continues with students turning over a 2nd stem to again find the 4 matches.

Black and White 4 – leaf clover

1. Use the same ideas as above. Students can color the clover leaves and stem.

2. Use as a worksheet where student write each equation in a leaf to match the 3 numbers in the stem. Print out double sided and staple.

CCSS Aligned
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.3 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4

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Here’s another St Patrick’s Day Math Game for grades 4-5


St Patrick’s Day Math Word Problem Task Card Review: Shamrock Bakery Game

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UNIT PROJECTS for GRADES 3 – 5


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Music Math for St Patrick’s Day: Free Music Download”

by MusicTeacherResources

4th – 7th Grade

For Your March Music Lessons – St Patrick’s Day Music Math. It’s a Free Music Download

There are TWO music math activity sheets in this file to cater for two different grade levels.

♫ Students are to complete the music math equations and color the St Patrick’s Day image.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Color by Number Freebie”

by Teaching MrsT

3rd – 4th Grade

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and sneak in some learning by using this St. Patty’s Day multiplication freebie. Students will color the squares to reveal a hidden message and hidden picture. This download includes two different multiplication sheets and answer keys!


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FREE MATH LESSON – “Free Downloads St. Patrick’s Day Math Game! Early Finishers and Centers”

by Alferi

3rd – 5th Grade

Free Mouse’s Multiplication and Division Game

Theme: St. Patrick’s Day

Purpose: to review multiplication and division facts

Players move around the coins to the pot of gold finish. One player will have to be Mouse to check answers.

36 lucky shamrock cards with 2 facts on each card.

This game is both fun and engaging! Great for math centers and early finishers.

I also provided a task card recording sheet if you would like your students to review without using the game. 

The title of the game is Mouse’s St. Patrick’s Day Game. I chose this name in case you would like to change things up a bit. You could have your students use addition and subtraction flash cards. They could also make their own cards using more difficult problems , spelling words, or vocabulary words. Students can draw a shamrock on each card they make for the game to represent the lucky shamrock. The same directions can be used with a few minor changes. The game can be used for any type of review. 

I hope your students enjoy this freebie!
All clipart is from Mycutegraphics.com
Thanks for downloading and feedback is always appreciated!

Sincerely,
Kimberly Sullivan


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Treat Tag FREEBIE”

by Mrs Beattie’s Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Let your students or coworkers know how much you appreciate them this St. Patrick’s Day with these cute treat tags. Simply print and attach any gold-wrapped treat. Four cards to each 8.5 x 11 page.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREEBIE St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompt – NO PREP”

by Reading and Writing Redhead

1st – 3rd Grade

FREEBIE St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompt – NO PREP

Need a writing prompt for St. Patrick’s Day? Grab this freebie where students will be writing about what they would like to find at the end of the rainbow. A checklist is also included so children can assess their own work and for accountability. I have also included both Handwriting without Tears and regular lined papers. Just print and go!

Please let me know if there is anything to fix by using the “Ask seller a question” feature. I’d love to fix it before you give feedback.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Lucky Unlucky ELA Card Game – Editable”

by KinderKay

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

This game can be used for many concepts. Type sight words, CVC words, CVCe words, or concept words onto the editable card templates. To add a challenge to the game, create “Einstein cards. These are cards with a more difficult word or concept. When kids pick a LUCKY card, they get another turn. When kids pick an UNLUCKY card, they lose a turn. Cards are worth points. At the end of the game, students count their point. The student with the most points wins. This game can be used as a St. Patricks Day game, but can also be used year round. Because it is editable, words and concepts can be changed for differentiation and practice. 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Math | Print and Go March | St. Patrick’s Day FREE”

by Teacher Tam

Kindergarten

St. Patrick’s Day Math and Literacy Worksheets Kindergarten No Prep FREE! This set contains 10 pages of math and literacy practice in a color or cut-and-glue format. They cover addition, place value, short vowel word families, sight words, and more!

For more St. Patrick’s Day fun . . .
☘ St. Patrick’s Day Sentences
☘ St. Patrick’s Day CVC Words Sort with BOOM CARDS
☘ St. Patrick’s Day Math Freebies: Patterns and Addition

St. Patrick’s Day, kindergarten math, kindergarten literacy, kindergarten reading, sight words, counting, addition


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Language Pack – FREE”

by Speech Therapy Plans

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Need some fun St.Patrick’s Day language games and worksheets? Check out this packet which contains materials to address pronouns, following directions, articulation and also includes open ended craftivities!

Specifically Includes: 
Pages 4-7 Following Directions
Pages 8-11 Pronouns, Matching, Describing Flash Cards
Pages 12-18 Motivational Craftivities

I hope you enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day freebie! I would appreciate if you left some feedback to let me know what you think!

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Gold Coins Missing Numbers 0-20 FREEBIE”

by Sherry Clements

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Gold Coins Missing Numbers 0-20 FREEBIE —

This two page freebie gives students the opportunity to practice writing numbers 0-10 on one page and 11-20 on the second page. The first and last numbers on each page are included to get the students started. Numbers are written on gold coin shapes to give motivation for the skill. A number line is included at the top of both pages to aid students in writing the numbers correctly and in order.

These pages can be laminated or put in a page protector for a math center and have students fill in the correct numbers with a dry erase marker. Then wipe the sheets off, and they are ready for another student.

They can also be used as a race to the end activity. Make two copies of the chosen sheet 0-10 or 11-20. Have two students see who can correctly fill in the numbers first without writing them backwards and making sure they are written neatly so they can be read.

I hope your students have fun with this FREE number writing activity!

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Capture the Gold Dice Game”

by KinderKay

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Students try to see who can capture the most gold by tossing 2 dice or using number cards to find the sum. Level 1 uses 2 dice and Level 2 uses addition cards.
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Grammar Worksheet, NO PREP, Middle and High School, FREEBIE”

by Julie Faulkner

8th – 12th Grade

 

 

It’s Your Lucky Day – A St. Patrick’s Day Freebie!!

This grammar worksheet is a sampling of my seasonal grammar worksheets that aren’t your typical grammar exercises with sentences about the holiday! They are grammar challenges that reflect the seasonally-inspired thematic concept of the page. I’ve also provided beautiful clip art to add layers and interest to the pages to grab your teens’ eyes! Plus, for those fast finishers, there’s plenty for them to color and style! Extension activities are also provided on several of the sheets, and the grammar notes are included as well. Each worksheet covers a different – and single – grammar skill.

Skill/Theme Included on this SAMPLE WORKSHEET:
It’s Your Lucky Day: Four Types of Sentences Structures

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Colorful Idioms”

by Kathy Babineau

3rd – 5th Grade

 

 

This is a quick figurative language activity targeting idioms about colors. Colorful clipart makes it fun and engaging. Hope you enjoy this free printable available at my teacherspayteachers.com store!

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Opinion Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

Opinion Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

The 4 peer editing checklists are very detailed (for a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay) created for the progressing writer. Excellent for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction. Practical and easy to understand. Students will know what is expected of them and they will have opportunities to reflect on their work.

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*Checklists are full & half page PDF format.
*Can print checklists front and back to save on paper.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers and students.
*Easy scoring on a 10 or 5 points each category out of 100 points.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction.
*Teacher and student self assessment to grade a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3-5.6 by having students research the Internet and type up the essay to implement technology for a cross-curricular assignment.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3-5.7 & W.3-5.8 by having students conduct a research project by assigning a prompt. Have them gather relevant information through printed or digital sources. Be sure to have them add a bibliography.
*3-5th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*Can be used as enrichment for 2nd grade students.

The way I use this resource…
In writing, I scaffold and model information to my students. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can’t do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I start with the basic rubric and introduce 1-3 new concepts each essay. Once I introduce a concept, I hold students accountable for the concepts I taught. If it appears that the majority of the class does not understand the concept, I do not hold them accountable and I reteach the concept. I try not to stifle their creativity by focusing on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation during the first two terms of school depending on the class. I also can easily use the 6 traits of writing with the rubrics. Make sure you choose a topic that is relevant, relatable, and the reasons are researchable.
Next, I introduce the peer editing checklist. I have students pair up and exchange papers. I have clipboards students can use while they sit around the room for this activity. It’s important for you to model for the students how to peer edit. Many times students just want to be nice and not give feedback. However, this is a great opportunity for students to read each others essays and learn from each other. I try not to let the same students peer edit with each other every time in order for students to view a variety of styles over the school year.
Finally, you are able to print front and back! Then you can cut them in half to save on paper. For example, pages 12 and 13 are the same rubric. Simply print it from your computer or printer as two-sided. If this does not work for you, print the first rubric for a full page rubric.
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Social Skills All Year

by Kathy Babineau

Grades KG – 5th

 

This kit contains 240 cards covering seasonal scenarios and topics. For each month of the year (including summer months), there are 4 Topic Talker cards, 4 Role Playing cards, 4 Facial Expression/Body Language cards, 4 Problem Solver cards, and 4 Perspective Taker cards, for a total of 20 cards for each month of the year. Cards are simply marked with the month of the year, but they can also be mixed and matched throughout the year if you would rather not focus on themes.

The Topic Talker Cards offer suggested topics of conversation, many of which are related to timely topics and holidays. Some other generic school based topics have been included in order to be sensitive to students who may not observe particular holidays. These topic talker cards are helpful for students who are trying to work to maintain on-topic exchanges with peers, addressing attention to conversation and even general expressive and receptive language.

The Role Playing cards also address many timely topics. When using the Role Playing cards, I like to have multiple teams role play the same scenes, because there may be several correct ways to “act out” the situation. It is also fun sometimes to role play the situation in an inappropriate way and then discuss why it may be hurtful or inappropriate or offensive. Be sure to brainstorm and discuss how body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice and word choice are all important to communication.

The Facial Expression/Body Language cards are fun to use to think about and practice ways that we communicate with our faces and our bodies.

The Problem Solver cards offer students opportunities to think about social situations, analyze the problem and generate practical solutions. There is not always just one correct answer to these problems.

The Perspective Taker cards encourage students to put themselves in a situation or in someone else’s shoes and decide how they might feel.

To use this kit, simply print out all sheets and then cut apart and laminate (optional) the cards, and you are good to go! They are all in black and white (except the cover page) to go easy on the color copying budget.

I hope you like this and find it helpful when working with your students!

Kathy Babineau

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March Teacher Talk

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  By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

                                                               

Some ideas for bringing peace and calm to your classroom, using practices found in yoga.

 

                                                                           A Disciplined Child is a Happy Child                                                                               

  By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern                                                                  

 I can’t express enough that one of the worst things a teacher can do is to prejudge a class or a student before they even enter the room. Let’s face it, some kids get along better with some teachers than they do with others, so it’s better to listen but with a grain of salt and                                                                                           make your own judgment.                                                                                                         

 

Make Math FUN this St. Patrick’s Day

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom

St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun time of year and can break up break up the monotony of the winter months and make way for some fun! I think you will enjoy this limited release of engaging activities for students to use while still sticking with my curriculum. I have made these math riddles to combine fun and learning for this time of year.

Harnessing the Wind

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Exploring NGSS physical science with some engineering! A true inspirational story motivate students to apply the engineering process to real life.

Illuminated Angles: Using Medieval History to Classify Angles

 Math doesn’t have to make you or your students cry. This explores one way to make measuring and classifying angles fun while “getting your history and literacy on.” Guaranteed teacher smiles AND student engagement.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free St. Patrick’s Day Bookmarks, Doubles Graphing Activity, Reading Charts”

by Wise Owl Factory

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Free printable bookmarks, graphing doubles activity, and reading charts for March and St. Patrick’s Day, including:
Lion, lamb, weather bookmark (in color)
St. Patrick’s Day and the word March bookmark (in color)
St. Patrick’s Day and the word March bookmark (black and white)
Spring birds, a rainbow, and a cloverleaf bookmark (in color)
Math cubes and graphing, doubles facts (in color)
St. Patrick’s theme reading chart (black and white)
St. Patrick’s theme reading chart (in color)
Carolyn Wilhelm
Wise Owl Factory
You might also likethe free winter bookmarks, reading chart, and graphing
You might also like the free summer bookmarks, reading chart, and graphing
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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Clover & Shamrocks St Patrick’s Day FREEBIE {Tiny fun & facts booklet}”

by Green Grubs

1st – 4th Grade

 

 

Celebrate St Patrick’s day this year by going on a clover hunt!

Your class will love folding and assembling this teeny-tiny-one-cut booklet that’s filled with facts about shamrocks and clover…. (e.g. you probably know that 4 leaf clovers are quite rare, but did you know that the world record for the most leaflets on a clover is 56?!!) After assembling and illustrating your pages, head outside to find a clover leaflet to complete your booklet. May the ‘luck of the Irish’ be with you this Saint Patrick’s day!

Looking for other outdoor resources? You might want to have a peek at these:

Nature Table Task Cards & Sorting Arrows {for grouping natural materials}.
Flowers! Activities celebrating fresh flowers.
SEEDS! A booklet of activities celebrating all things seedy….

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Create Your Own Coloring Activity – St. Patrick’s Day Theme”

by Middle School Math Moments

4th – 10th Grade

 

 

Coloring Activity – Create Your Own, St Patrick’s Day Theme

Coloring is great for students of all ages, and this activity will help you incorporate coloring into any subject area!
All you’ll need to do is fill in your own 20 questions and answer choices, and you’ll be ready to go.

This PowerPoint file allows you to type your questions and answer choices (into the editable pages), or you can hand write them if you choose (on the non-editable pages).

Coloring directions are included so that you know which “color answers” are the correct ones for students’ results to match the colored key.

Great for a sub day!

This activity can also be found in the Spring Holiday Printables and Activities by the Tools for Teaching Teens Team.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Reading and Writing”

by Growing Smart Readers

1st – 3rd Grade

 

 

This St. Patrick’s Day resource has opportunities for reading, making a mini book, drawing, coloring, working with compound words, and writing.
This original story is about a boy who has a knack for fooling a sneaky leprechaun. Kids will read how Peter tricked a leprechaun in this mini book.

Kids illustrate some of the pages to show comprehension. Writing pages check comprehension, as well as include prompts such as “What would you do if you had a pot of gold?”

~Mini book (12 half pages) for students to assemble, read and illustrate.
~Black and white for economical printing and coloring
~Print single-sided
~Cut and staple together for a simple little book to read and illustrate individually or with a reading buddy.
~Three additional full pages for responding to the text, working with compound words, and writing prompts.
~For homework, literacy centers, independent work, and those fast finishers that need to be challenged, as well as for after-school activities

I hope your students have fun with this!
Thank you for checking this out! ~ Karen

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “March Word List”

by Rockin Resources

1st – 6th Grade

 

 

A word list with a March related theme. which is great for projects and activities. I use them mainly for writing stories and poems.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day FREE”

by Laura Lanzi

Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten

 

 

St Patrick’s Day FREEBIE: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy FREE St. Patrick’s themed coloring pages with coloring book cover.

The St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Book will keep even the most eager students busy! This booklet is packed with 8 different St. Patrick’s Day themed coloring pages, all of the clip art designed by myself.

Coloring pages included:
Coloring Book Cover, Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Leprechaun, Pot of Gold, Rainbow, Shamrock, Sign of Good Luck, and Top Hat.

All pages are labeled for students to trace and practice writing the St. Patrick’s Day words.

If you have time I would love for you to leave your feedback!

Check out these great crafts:
Father’s Day Craft
Mother’s Day Craft
Body Parts Craftivity
3 Step Drawings Summer Coloring Booklet

Tracing and Handwriting Activities:
Name Trace Precursor Writing Program
Color Tracing and Identification
To the Moon: Uppercase Letter Trace
To the Moon: Number Trace

Thank you and Enjoy! 🙂

(c) Laura Lanzi 2016

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE St. Patrick’s Day Writing Activity”

by Wise Guys

4th – 8th Grade

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Writing Idea
Common Core Writing Standard: 2,3, 4Students are asked to brainstorm and come up with step-by-step directions on how they would catch a Leprechaun. Students must write at least 10 steps. Included in their directions must be an illustration.
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “St Patrick’s Day”

by Little Learner Toolbox

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

St. Patrick’s day FREEBIE Fun!
Enjoy some fun St. Patrick’s Day Facts, learn how to draw a Shamrock, and read about why there are no snakes in Ireland! This Freebie is full of fun for St Patrick’s Day.*********************************************************************
More St. Patrick’s day fun facts and activities can be found in :
St. Patrick’s Day Literacy and Math
St. Patrick’s Day: Leprechaun facts, game, activities
St Patrick’s Day Craftivity
Making 10 for St Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day Bingo

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “SMART Board Attendance: St. Patrick’s Day”

by Mrs Beattie’s Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

 

 

SMART Board Attendance: Your students will LOVE checking in each morning using this easy-to-use attendance file! Students find and touch their name revealing a little St. Patrick’s Day theme clip art in its place! Instructions for editing the names for your classroom are included. TWO attendance pages are included – one for the days or weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, and one for the day itself!

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Leprechauns Welcome! St. Patrick’s Day Freebie – Math

By Sparking Children’s Thinkibility

Grades Kindergarten- 3rd Numbers, Arithmetic

Spot hats, leprechauns and clovers.

Fun activities where the children are asked to make up their own math problems. Children often enjoy creating their own problems. This approach requires a deeper reflection upon numbers and basic arithmetic operations as compared to only providing an answer.

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March Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Welcome to our March Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  We have so many fab things this month from  Women’s History Month to Reading and Math activities, as well as Easter Stem Olympics, there’s even a post on Kite Flying to reward your classes for good behavior. So relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and take a look at what these educators have to say. You’ll be happy you did!

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Lead Like a Girl

Finding positive role models for our students in Women’s History.

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite

  When I taught special needs kids, each month we would do something special for those who earned enough points. One of their favorite activities was to make and fly kites in March. Years later, I was mainstreamed to 6th grade and the children also loved this activity. After they flew their kites, they wrote two papers, one explaining how to make a kite and the other about their experience.

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Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month. Here are some great books to read to your kids!

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Pi Day is March 14th

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

What is Pi Day? Why was March 14th chosen?

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Using Core Words Every Day

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Teaching AAC users to communicate doesn’t take a lot of fancy materials or extra planning. Most of the time it’s as simple as engaging the learner with what he likes to do.

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Fast-Paced Fractions

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

Fraction review is filled with action & movement! Playing Scoot gets students up & moving, while practicing fraction concepts!

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March Into Eggstravagant Math

By M. Moore of Moore Resources

March into an Eggstravagant Math Activity. Enjoy a great activity I’ve completed with First Graders & Middle Schoolers! Every year around spring break I’ve enjoyed executing this wonderful fun egg math activity with my students. There’s minimal prep time and materials for this activity.

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Math Menus

By Shametria L. Routt of The Routty Math Teacher

Menus, a content-focused set of options from which students choose activities and tasks on which to work, are a great way to add some challenge and pizzazz to your everyday mathematics curriculum and can be created for a variety of purposes and designed to include a variety of activities. In this 4-part series, I share four of my favorite math menus that provide instant opportunities for differentiation because students choose which activities they would like to complete based on their own interest and ability levels. Each post describes a different menu, provides examples of how to use it, illustrates advantages and disadvantages, and includes sample work from some of my past students.

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Recharge Your Batteries!

By Megan Bodman of Adventures in Teaching 4th

Get 8 tips for recharging your batteries during the time of year when stress is high!

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Easter STEM Olympics

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

Blog post outlines 5 egg-celent Easter-themed STEM challenges that can be modified for use with grades 2-8: Nice Nest, Carrot Carriage, Bean Bind, Basket Bounce, and

 Egg-hanced.

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Increasing Student Time On Task

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Increase student time on task with a few simple yet effective tools.

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Zones of Regulation: Using Visuals for Feedback and Self-Regulation

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Do your children shut down or act out when they hear your voice giving then behavioral cues and feedback?  If so, visual cues can be a lifesaver!

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If This Spells D-E-A-D How Do You Spell Head?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Manipulating sounds in words can be a very difficult task for students who just can’t figure out how the individual sounds go together to make words, and how they can come apart.

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St. Patrick’s Day: Motivating students to reading for meaning ~ with humor!

St P humor post

Nothing grabs my students’ attention more than something that is downright silly.

They know I tend to make the odd ‘mistake’ when we’re reading together, and that reading just HAS to make sense. Whenever I sense someone’s attention (or foot, or elbow) beginning to drift, I’ll throw in the odd error, for example:

Oh No!

Recently, we have completed the Pirate Pals Read and Write and More booklet together, and it occurred to me, again, that when kids anticipate fun and laughter, they are more willing to invest their energy and focus up front.


Pirate Pals kids joking about space monkey - CopyA 2nd grade student tries to get a  peer to choose ‘Saturn’ instead of the correct answer for the setting question… Pirate Pals Reading Comp photo…then they laugh at the thought of pirates bringing a space monkey on a treasure hunt!

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. I read the story of St. Patrick to my grade one class years ago, and remember the pre-reading discussion well. A small group of my students believed that St. Patrick was a leprechaun, and others found the idea to be hilarious. The child who had expressed this idea was embarrassed and it had a significant impact on his confidence in sharing in groups, and taking risks in his learning, for some time.

This, of course, took us off-track into a conversation about teasing, laughing at vs. laughing with others.

I’m planning to give the students I see the advantage of knowing the true story of St. Patrick early, so they can be armed to laugh with their classmates!


The St. Patrick’s Day pages below and the Pirate Pals pages above are only two of the elements of the Read and Write and More Series.


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St. P's Day questions JPEG updated

Isn’t laughter the way of the Irish, after all?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

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