Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Leprechaun Visit



Alright, so I am breaking a blogging rule.... I know.. I know... but I can't help it! I've been dying to share our leprechaun visit with you! It was amazing!
Now we are out on Spring Break this week - so our leprechaun came to visit last week :0)

We began by reading this book Monday morning. It's a wonderful book about 3 leprechauns trying to do their leprechaun duty (put the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow) - but they keep getting distracted because they love causing mischief!




 As kids returned from P.E. we discovered this note amongst a mess in our room. 








Then, later in the day as we got ready to do Writer's Workshop, we discovered that Jack the Leprechaun had dumped all our crayons out of our bags.... Well they know how Mrs. Partin feels about having our supplies in the correct place -- so they were as upset as I was :0)



On Tuesday when we arrived at school imagine our surpris when we saw that Jack had been walking all over our tables and everywhere!! (he left a little green sand in the restroom - this kind of freaked them out so I wouldn't advise doing that again :0)










On Wednesday, our crazy leprechaun flipped our behavior clip chart completely upside down!! He was on top and all the kids were on bottom - What??? We can't have that!


Then later in the week we got a note from Jack again that said that he lost some gold while he was playing in our room and asked if we'd help him find it. During centers, a few kids noticed that they found something gold and shiny under the tables - so the search was on!


Yay! We found the gold! That crazy leprechaun "hid" it under our very own seats!  

Friday was the big day - Jack's last HURRAH! We arrive to find green everywhere! It looked like there had been a party in that classroom overnight! 











He even left some yummy-yums for for us!










And, on a sadder note (well sad for me - great for her).....my dear friend Sherry, who is the most amazing teacher ever and has volunteered in my room all year long, has found a job. Last Friday was her last day helping in my class. Those are memories I will hold for a lifetime. I appreciate her dedication and know she will do great in her new position. But, of course, I will greatly miss having her there!

And, my student teacher - Rebecca successfully completed her time with me and is now off to 4th grade. Bye Rebecca - I know you will do amazing things in your teaching career! So, after Spring Break - it's back to just me and the kiddos!!


Hope you enjoyed!!

12 comments:

  1. So cute!!!! I love St. Patrick's Day! So much fun to be had!

    Erica

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

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  2. Thanks Erica! I love St. Patrick's Day too! I think for me it's all about Spring coming that I love so much!

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  3. Thank you for sharing the cute pics! I just found you through the Linky going around & am now stalking...following your blog (-;

    Michelle

    The 3AM
    Teacher

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  4. Very Cute. I have two more days until the leprechaun comes.

    Sue
    theverybusykindergarten :)

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  5. Jeannie, I'm so surprised that your kids freaked out about the footprints. My kids have actually asked me not to wipe them off every year and last year no one wanted to flush the toilet because then the green 'tinkle' they left behind would be gone. Just goes to show you, you never can tell. Looks like fun anyway. Thanks for sharing. You know I love your stuff.
    Marsha
    http://differentiatedkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the little green footprints!! You have so many neat ideas for St. Patty's day! Thank you for sharing your pics and ideas :)

    Andrea
    Cheers to School

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  7. I just have to add my Leprechaun visit! We discovered his tiny footprints (hole punch of feet for baby shower at Hobby Lobby). This morning Our leprechaun left behind his tiny hammer (dollhouse section of Hobby Lobby) and a shoe (Barbie) because the kids startled him when they noisily came in. They were so excited to find their chairs turned over and upside down and papers scattered everywhere! My teaching partner had a kindergartener yell across the classroom... "Holy Sh*#, I LOVE THIS PLACE!"

    I'm thinking we've had yet another successful day of kindergarten!!!

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  8. Kelly - omg I almost feel out of my seat reading that!!!! Kinder is NEVER boring!!!


    Marsha - yes they were freaked out... I have a super sweet group! There were a few that were trying not to go to the restroom. Unfortunately, a number had some knowledge of the scary movie "Leprechaun" - so I think that affected it some.

    They still had a ball....just weren't fond of the leprechaun in the restroom - it really does depend on your group and that changes from year to year.

    Otherwise, they do not want the footprints to leave :0)

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  9. Looks like you had so much fun with your kiddos! :) Your blog is adorable!

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice

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  10. I usually do this every year - but today we have kindergarten registration & I will not be there to do it... makes me SO sad :( looks like you all had a blast!!

    ~Kimberlee~
    Two Fulbright Hugs
    Teacher TimeSavers

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