Learning with Leprechauns- Is over 100 pages of fun filled learning with the common core. It is great for celebrating with Saint Patrick’s Day or WEEK!
Reading and Writing
Clover-Level A This beginning literacy book features sight words: on and the.
I See Clover-Level B This beginning literacy book feature sight words: I, see, on and the.
Clozed Writing Sentences- students can stretch words to finish the sentences in a St. Pat’s Day book.
How To Catch a Leprechaun- students write and draw steps on how to capture those tricky leprechauns.
Game Board- Can be used with many of the centers listed below
Sight Words- There are two sets of sight word cards for differentiation. The sight words are from Fountas and Pinnell’s 25 and 50 high frequency words. Students enjoy learning with games! Sight words may be used for memory, Where’s The Gold, etc. The sight words can be used with the game board.
ABC Letter Cards- can be used for letter and/or sound identification. These cards can be used with the Leprechaun Hat Mats too.
Gold Picture Cards- can be used for identifying beginning, middle or ending sounds in words. They also work for CVC words. Use the differentiated recording sheets once you have played the game.
Leprechaun Letter Mats- Use as a bingo mat or with cards.
Grid- use the picture cards with the leprechaun grids for counting phonemes in words.
Rainbow Syllables-Students can use the Smart board to identify the picture and count the number of syllables. Once finished they may use bingo dotters to dot the correct answer on the recording sheet.
CVC and CVCe Write the Room- My students love to write the room. Pass out the mats with picture and boxes. Students start by stretching the word and adding the letters to the boxes. Once completed , they may walk around the room to find the cards. I have included two types of cards- one with cvc and cvce words printed on them and the other set with just pictures
Spinner Game- This game can be used with foam clover manipulatives or gold (pennies) coins. Students understand concepts such as greater than, less than and equal. It also helps with one-to-one correspondence.
Story Problems- Students can use pennies as manipulatives to solve addition or subtraction word problems. Use the recording sheet so students can show their thinking with a picture, ten frame and equation.
Counting Clover- Use foam clover manipulatives to scoop and count. You can use different size scoops to differentiate the outcome of the numbers. Follow up with the ten frame(s) recording sheet.
Gold Number Mat- Students may use this mat for one-to-one correspondence. They may build towers using unfix cubes and discuss greater and less than concepts. This mat can be used as a bingo board working on simple number recognition.
Clover Addition and Subtraction Spin and Record- Students will spin the addition or subtraction spinners. Record the equation on the recording sheet.
Place Value- Students count the rods and units and match the number to the card. When finished they may use the recording sheet.
I hope you enjoy this unit. It was created with a love for learning! I hope it saves you time with your planning and brings enjoyment to your students!
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