Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day project for your PreK-Grade 3 classroom? Projects By Jen has you covered. Here’s a whole day’s worth of activities orbiting around the theme of St. Patrick’s Day that you can incorporate into your classroom activities.
Here’s the cool part: The only thing you need beyond standard primary classroom supplies would be a box of General Mills Lucky Charms cereal.
Now, let me say this: I’m a secondary teacher by training. At first glance, this seems like “fluff.” “Crayola Curriculum” and the like. But I’m glad I gave it a chance. For a primary educator, this site contains some good stuff! It’s even correlated to ISTE’s NETS-Standards as well as California State Standards! It would be a short journey to connect those to your PreK-3 curriculum Standards. And could a creative and thoughtful professional educator adjust these activities for Upper Elementary classroom activities? Why not?
Middle Grades & High School Teachers: Don’t even think about it. Seriously.The basic activities are much like the tried and true sorting & graphing activities, using “candy-coated chocolate pieces,” or other fun snacks, just modified for the cereal. But the great part is the correlation to NETS-S Standards as well as all of the cross-curricular connections and links. There are familiar elements and new elements woven throughout!
Those secondary teachers - they’re always after me Lucky Charms.
<Sorry – Couldn’t resist… >
There’s an optional online component as well. Nationwide results will be published so kids can see how they can contribute to the overall project. Teachers need to register (free) starting March 1 in order to participate. Final Results will be posted March 21.
This project was posted on Lori's Latest Links.
St. Patrick's Day 2011
Cereal Box Image from http://theimaginaryworld.com/box710.jpg
Welcome image from http://www.projectsbyjen.com/Projects/stpat2011/sp2011Home.html