Thursday, March 8, 2012

Feeling LUCKY today!

Hi Friends! Kerri here...
Lindsay and I are having a "peas and carrots" Thursday (Forrest Gump reference-MY FAVE!) since we both have things we would like to share with you! I'm first!

YES, I still have 6 report cards to do, but in true Miss Procrastination style, I decided to blog instead of buckling down and getting them done. Blogging takes me to my happy place, and so did our leprechaun art today. Check these little guys out!

I mean, COME ON!! Could they be any cuter?? This lesson is from Kaye Espinosa's TLC art Spring Book, which you can get here on TPT!! It is FANTASTIC, girls! If you have not checked out the TLC Art website, you really must. I have made SOOO many of her art projects with my kidlets and they come out great every time!

After we made our leprechauns today, we learned the following poem and my kiddos copied it onto the leprechaun paper I blogged about here. I found it online called "Five Little Leprechauns":

5 little leprechauns on St. Patty’s Day,
The 1st one said, “I’d like to play!”

The 2nd one stood beside a rainbow.
The 3rd  one waved and said, “Hello!”

The 4th  one said, “Good luck to the bold.”
The 5th  one said, “Just don’t touch my gold!”

They all danced around,
And then ran off with a bound!

I also have a little Shamrock Spelling Scramble activity to share that I created last year for my kiddos to do in centers to practice their spelling words. I have not been able to find cute Shamrock boxes, like the heart boxes I got from the Dollar Tree in February, but I do have NOT-AS-CUTE boxes that will work just fine (MUST STOP OBSESSING OVER CUTENESS!!) 

My kids will choose a numbered box, unscramble the letters to make a spelling word, and write it in the correct shamrock, then choose 5 words and write 5 juicy sentences. Click on the shamrock to get your own copy!

That's all I got tonight! Back to the grind with my last report cards! Lindsay's up next with something FABULOUS!!

Hi guys!  Lindsay here . . .

Well, I guess I will do a little procrastinating tonight too, seeing as how I only have 23 more report cards to do. Oh wait. That's all of them. Dangit!

Well, tonight, I will be brief . . . but I do have something exciting to share!!  Next Friday is St. Patrick's Day Eve and I will be doing one of my favorite kinder traditions . . . a leprechaun hunt!! 

 Every year my kidlets and I have so much fun following the clues and the glittery trail our tricky little leprechaun leaves behind all over school!  This year I decided to share this tradition with you all, so I created the Lucky the Leprechaun Adventure Pack!  Included in this pack are nine pages of colorful shamrock clues to lead your students all around your school, Lucky the Leprechaun writing paper for your students to write about your adventure, and an adorable little recalling/sequencing activity for your students to complete after the hunt.  I even included some tips on how to set up your hunt!   Click on the image below to see the  preview of my "Lucky the Leprechaun Adventure Pack":

Hurry and head over to my TPT store by clicking the little leprechaun below to get your Lucky the Leprechaun Adventure Pack!  Your lads and lassies will adore it, and so will you!  But hurry, St. Patties is right around the corner!

Well, that's it for tonight. 

(Cue ominous music)

I am off to do some report cards!!!!

Good night folks!



Rachel said...


Hadar said...

Love you two :)

Tonia said...

Hi Kerri,
I am one lucky teacher too! Kaye Espinosa comes to my classroom once a week to do a lesson with my 32 kids! Her darling grandson is in my class. you'll have to visit my blog and see her teaching. She is a wonderful teacher. scroll down to see different lessons.
Tonia in Redlands,CA

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Awesome post! Love the leprechauns! Hope report cards got finished in a hurry!

First Grade Blue SKies

Sarah Paul said...

Those leprechauns are adorable!
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Rebecca and Katie said...

The leprechauns are absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!

~ Katie
First Grade ABCs

lorib said...

Lindsay, your Lucky the Leprechaun packet is fabulous!!!! Hope you got those report cards done!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

those leprechauns are PRECIOUS!! St. Patricks Day is always a rushed holiday and I feel like I just don't do enough cute things to celebrate!!

Doodle Bugs Teaching
Doodle Bugs Paper

Corinna Gandara said...

The leprechauns or so cute!! I really enjoy your blog, so many great ideas!! I've nominated you for an award. Stop by and check it out if you get a chance:)

Surfin' Through Second

applesandabcs said...

I love your leprechauns! I linked up to your blog! Come check it out! :)

Apples and ABC's

Lisa Howard said...

Its all so cute, I don't know where to start. Thanks for sharing!!!

- Lisa
a teachers bag of tricks

Kristin said...

Super cute leprechauns!!!!!! Adorable!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Very cute leprechauns!! And I love the poem, too!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

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