Counting Shamrocks

Counting Shamrocks STICKERI haven’t made anything for kindergarteners lately. And when I saw this cute mouse clip art, I just HAD to do something with it! And here’s my creation… counting shamrocks! Students should fill in the missing number (sequenced 1-16) and then write how many shamrocks there are total. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Click here for the free printable PDF: Counting Shamrocks

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St. Patrick’s Day Grammatical Poetry

So many of my readers enjoyed my previous posts about grammatical poetry, that I decided to make some more. So here’s another one. It’s a fun language arts activity that will help your kids review grammar while composing their own poem about St. Patrick’s Day. Click here for the free printable PDF: Grammatical Poetry- St. Patrick’s Day

Here’s what the page looks like:

Grammatical Poetry- St Patricks

Click here for more grammatical poetry!

St. Patrick’s Day Persuasive Writing

St Patrick's Day Persuasive Writing STICKERI love leprechauns! Those pesky little guys spark so much creativity in my students! Here’s a fun writing activity for you to try. The persuasive writing prompt is this: Convince a leprechaun to tell you where his pot of gold is. Kids come up with the funniest reasons! I usually take some time to review what makes a good persuasive writing piece. In addition, I let the kids read their piece to two friends before they turn it in. This also makes a great bulletin board if you’ve got one where people can stand and read what’s on it.

Click here for the free printable PDF: St. Patrick’s Day Persuasive Writing

St. Patrick’s Day Story Starters (with planning sheet)

St. Patrick's Day Story Starters STICKER

I’ve found kids write better stories when they think about the parts of a story, plan them one at a time, and then put it together. This is exactly when my St Patrick’s Day story starters intended to go. I made two for my students to choose from. They use the picture as a spring board and then plan/write from there.

Click here for the free printable PDFs:
St Patrick’s Day Story Starter 1
St Patrick’s Day Story Starter 2

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Candy Thank You Notes for Teachers & Staff

A fellow teacher recently showed me this thank you note she had received at Christmas time.

Candy Card- original

It made me think of a few things:

  1. How good it feels to be appreciated.
  2. How many people it takes to run a good school.
  3. How I show my appreciation to those I work with.

I’ve created this thank you printable (3 color options: blue, green and pink) to make it easier to show your appreciation to your fellow faculty and staff members. I know I don’t always have the budget or time to get a gift for each person who helps me in my job (librarian, cafeteria staff, maintenance staff, office workers, aides, etc.). So if you’re like me, feel free to print this page and attach some goodies (Snickers, Smarties and peanuts/any peanut candy). Be sure to write the recipient’s name in the blank space at the bottom. (These are also great for PTA/PTO groups doing teacher appreciation day.) Spread the love and your school will be all the better for it!

Green candy thank you notes

Click here for the printable thank you’s:
Blue Candy Thank You Notes for Faculty-Staff
Green Candy Thank You Notes for Faculty-Staff  (St. Patrick’s Day note?)
Pink Candy Thank You Notes for Faculty-Staff  (Valentine’s Day note?)

St. Partick’s Day Story Starter (Updated)

St Patrick's day story starter

Here’s an easy St. Patrick’s day writing project (for whole class use or as a fast finisher). Use the picture to get your creative juices flowing, and then make notes in the sections on the page. Then take it all the way through publishing.

Click here to download the free printable PDF: St Patrick’s Day Story Starter

Who Was St. Patrick? (upper grade grammar & comprehension packet)

st. patrick's day grammar book cover

Many of us know St. Patrick’s Day is about the Irish, drinking beverages, hunting for leprechauns and someone named Saint Patrick. But do you really know who he was?

Here’s a 5 day grammar/comprehension practice book for upper grades. Click here to for the PDF.  Enjoy!

Lucky, the St. Patrick’s Day Worm (Updated)

Here’s a fun (and free!) parts of speech/writing activity for St. Patrick’s Day. Explain to students that orange, green and white are the colors of the Irish flag. Enjoy!

Click here for the free printable PDF: St Patrick’s Day Word Worm

Lucky the St. Patricks Day Worm