# G.A.W. St. Patrick's Day Unit

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This is a 40 page St. Patrick's Day packet filled with printable worksheets that cover addition, number sense, money, graphing, long vowel review, reading comprehension, creative writing, phonics, and 2 activities that cover the scientific method and commonly misspelled words.

1. Pots of Gold – Students will read the price next to each pot of gold. Then students will draw the correct amount of money to equal the price using coins inside the pot of gold.

2. Field of Gold – Students will help Lucky the Leprechaun find his way through the field of shamrocks to get to his pot of gold. (<,>)

3. Potato Packet:

Potato People of Ireland – Students will read a brief summary and answer comprehension questions about the summary.

8 Facts about potatoes – Students will have fun reading 8 fun and interesting facts about potatoes.

We (heart) potatoes – Students will survey 10 classmates and ask “What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?”. Students will graph their classmates’ answers and answer the question “What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?”

4. Colorful Jewels – Students will help Lucky the Leprechaun determine which jewels are worth the most. Students will match each letter in the color word to a corresponding number and add the value of all the letters in the name of the color to find the value of the colored jewel. For example, a RED jewel would be valued at 27 cents: R=18 E=5 D=4 18+5+4 = 27cents

5. Carnation Caper – Students will help Detective Murphy solve the Carnation Caper. Detective Murphy found a bouquet of green carnations left by the Lucky Bandit at a crime scene. He needs to find out how the Lucky Bandit turned the carnations green to catch him. Students will help Detective Murphy in the crime lab by making a hypothesis, making observations, and making a report on their findings. (scientific method)

6. “Sh” as in Shamrock – Students will sort the words in 2 columns: 1.Words that start with “Sh” 2.Words That end With “Sh”

7. Catch a Leprechaun – Students will write in response to learning about an old Irish folk tale that claims if you catch a leprechaun, you can make him lead you to his pot of gold. Students will Tell how they would catch a leprechaun; would they use a trap? Students will Give at least 3 supporting details telling how they would catch the leprechaun.

8. St. Patrick’s Day – Students will use their vocabulary skills to read the clue and figure out the answer.

9. Golden Names – Students will find out each leprechaun’s worth in gold by matching each letter in the leprechaun’s name to a corresponding number in the chart and adding the value of all the letters in the name to get a total worth in gold. Color the leprechaun’s name whose is worth the most in gold.

10. Shamrock Spellers Activity/Center–

11. Golden Coins – Students will Help Lucky the leprechaun sort his real gold coins from the fake ones by reading the number word on each coin and coloring coins with an odd number gold (yellow) and coins with an even number green.

12. Long Vowel Review – Students will read each word and color long A words yellow (long E – orange, long I – green, long O – brown, long U – peach) to complete the picture.

13. Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato – Students will listen to the teacher read the book “Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato” by Tomie dePaola and answer comprehension questions. Then students will turn the worksheet over and answer the question “If you caught the leprechaun, would you want the pratie seed or pot of gold?"

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