The Night Before St. Patrick's Day lesson plan

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Janna Frank Literature for Children March 16, 2011 The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day Lesson Plan Pre-reflection The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day , by Natasha Wing, is an excellent introduction to this holiday. Since I will be teaching preschoolers, their knowledge of St. Patrick’s Day is minimal, if any at all. I think beginning with the story will help them relate- the main characters are two young children, a boy and a girl, and they try many different traps to catch the leprechaun. Incidentally, this will be an ideal segue into the activity they will do the next day in class- creating leprechaun traps. The Lucky Charms shape sorting may take longer than I have planned, so I will try and keep them focused on getting the columns colored as soon as they have the marshmallows placed in their squares. To avoid a mess, I’m having the students mix their pistachio pudding in a Ziploc bag- if it is too hard to eat in the bag, I will have cups handy to transfer the pudding. As for the “Leprechaun, Leprechaun…” game, I’m not sure how well it will work at the tables, since the children sit side-by-side at three tables, so I will need to either make sure the ‘leprechaun’ and ‘thief’ are not at the same table, or be prepared to move the game to the circle rug.
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Lucky Charms Chart retrieved from: http://www.kinderfriends.com “Leprechaun, Leprechaun” game idea adapted from: http://www.dltk- holidays.com/patrick/games.html The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day image retrieved from: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Before- Patricks-Reading-Railroad/dp/0448448521 Subject: General Concepts Grade: Pre K Topic: St. Patrick’s Day Goals: Students will be introduced to some traditions of St. Patrick’s Day, as
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