Mrs. O'Daly and the Leprechaun is a new title for: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Mrs. O'Daly, if you already purchased that one, this is the SAME, but updated!
This is a story I heard over 33 years ago, during March of my first year of teaching. I honestly do not know who originated it, or if it’s an actual Irish folk tale. All I know is that I have been retelling it since that time, and every grade I have taught has thoroughly enjoyed it. I had made a “flannel board” and “pieces” to retell the story out of sewing interfacing material, and I still have/use them (presently with magnets instead of flannel board). I am now also including pieces for stick puppets as retelling props...
I have always taught English Language Learners, and this is a fabulous story to have the students retell. It has high interest, a lot of repetition, sequencing, and visual aids. Now, with so much technology in the classroom, the students can video/record their retelling time and get really excited when they view themselves and their class mates!
I hope you and your students enjoy it as much as my students and I have!