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Let's celebrate Saint Patrick's Day all day long! Really, there are so many activities in this bundle you would not be able to finish in one day! Keep your students excited about learning with these fun activities. This bundle includes 4 different products that I sell each for 3.50. This is a buy 3 get one free deal!
Looking to spice up GCF and LCM in your classroom?
Look no further than this document that include 4 activities with a St. Patrick's Day theme. Your students will love the two color by number activities that reveal beautiful and colorful images upon completion. If you're looking to incorporate more technology into your math block, there are one LCM and one GCF activity. If students type in the correct a part of the picture appears! My own students are so motivated to complete these pictures. You will love the rigor and challenge of the questions which include finding the greatest common factor of two or three numbers as well as the least common multiple of two or three numbers.
All four activities require students to solve a total of 10 different GCF or LCM questions. This could easily be assigned for independent work or a rotation for stations. My students only usually complete one activity per day in our math work station. So that means I have almost a full week's worth of independent work for my kids that I know they'll enjoy.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and challenge your students? What could be better than that?
Looking for a March activity to practice the skill author's purpose? This activity asks students to read 5 Facebook posts from Saint Patrick. Using a graphic organizer they will write the author's purpose for each post. There are 5 posts, one for each: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe.
My students struggle with this lesson every year so I like to start with small paragraphs to begin practicing and gradually move into larger text. This resource begins with analyzing small passages to help students really understand the difference between each purpose.
I wanted all my students to practice authors purpose in this exciting way so I created different levels of text so students can practice on their reading levels. The 5 Facebook posts are each written with a 4th grade level, 2nd grade level, and a level intended for Newcomer EL or SPED students who struggle in reading. This ensures all students can participate in the fun AND practice the skill at the same time.
In addition to three levels of reading text, I have also included three different graphic organizers to help students find the author's purpose. There is also a word bank for students to use. This activity comes with everything you need to differentiate learning for all students.
There is also an available option to share the files digitally with students. Again, all three levels, are available through Google Slides. This could be helpful as students need practice learning on the computer. They are the same passages as the hard copies, just another way to differentiate to whatever your students need.
Looking for a fun, St. Patrick's Day writing activity for your students? How about this activity that asks students to write captions for Sprinkles the Leprechaun's Instagram? This activity comes with so many different options for differentiation.
Students practice learning about text features and captions in a fun way. This activity has 6 images for students to write captions about. If students prefer to create their own pictures then write the caption that is an option too. For EL and SPED students, there is a word bank with specific St. Patrick Day language that will be needed to describe the pictures accurately. To challenge your students there is a challenge word list of tier two academic vocabulary they must incorporate into their captions.
If you prefer to have a paperless classroom, these activities are also available through Google Slides. Students can type their captions to feel more like Instagram. They can also create their own pictures by inserting shapes or images and then writing captions.
Need a fun STEAM/STEM project for your students in March? Why not have them learn about the relationship between air resistance and gravity by making parachutes for leprechauns? The Leprechaun Landing Team is the world's most premiere paratroopers. They need help designing a new parachute that meets their 4 Leaf Clover Seal of Approval. The parachute must be accurate and hit a target. They must also be aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Finally, the parachute must be strong and safe. The Leprechaun Landing Team doesn't want any squashed leprechauns!
Using the Engineering Design Process, students will work to research, brainstorm, design, build, and test their parachutes. After the first trial, the process will repeat two more times for students to attempt to make their final products better. They will record and graph their results then they will discuss their findings. These steps come in a printable workbook that can be used however you best see fit.
The problem, parameters and research component can be shared whole group. This document includes an online option for this part of the project to be shared with students. This saves some paper as well as provides an ease of access for students to look back at the research and problem.
The materials for this project were purposefully left open ended to fit whatever you already have in your classroom. The building materials students use is completely up to the teacher, however, the activity comes with some suggestions. The paper leprechaun students will attach to their parachutes is included in Black and White and Color. Also, the target students will aim for is also included.
All the above activities have an optional online portion. Students will need access to both Google Slides and Google Sheets. I am not responsible for district-blocked sites. Please verify this before purchase.
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