Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Luck of the Librarians to Ya

I had so much fun at the Children's Literature Conference in Athens.  I picked up some great ideas to use in the Media Center and hope to blog about about it soon.  In the meantime, since St. Patrick's Day is coming up, I thought I would look up some fun St. Patrick's Day websites. I created a Sqworl of what I found.

On a side note: I haven't utilized Sqworl as much as I used to, but it really is a great way to bookmark websites.  And it will bookmark websites that Pinterest won't pin, so it comes in handy.  I really like how visual it is.  It is a great way to bookmark websites you want kids to visit.

And here are some fun St. Patrick's day items I've made.

Try out my free St. Patrick's Day story starter (about a leprechaun) to help get your kiddos writing.  Click here or on the picture above to download your copy.

And to inspire them for this story, you could have your younger classes make a fun leprechaun trap out of ordinary household items. Display the traps around your library.

Above is a letter I sent home to parents about making the "traps".  I used this letter when I taught first grade.  I always made the assignment optional, but never had a student not participate.  I used this with first grade, but I think even upper elementary students would enjoy this project if you connect it up to creative writing.  In the picture above you can see one of the traps that my former students made.  To download your free parent letter about the leprechaun trap, just click here or on the picture above.

I also have St. Patrick's Day bookmarks available.

Click HERE for four free bookmarks on my TpT store.

Click HERE to view this pack of 32 St. Patrick's Day bookmarks (16 color and 16 black and white for your students to color)...only $3.00 on my TpT store.

One of my favorite books to read for St. Patrick's Day is The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing.

I made this story element freebie to go with the book.  Click HERE to download this freebie.

Happy St. Patty's Day!


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