St. Patrick's Day Escape Room

St. Patrick's Day Escape Room
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St. Patrick's Day Escape Room
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St. Patrick's Day Escape Room
St. Patrick's Day Escape Room
St. Patrick's Day Escape Room
St. Patrick's Day Escape Room
St. Patrick's Day Escape Room
St. Patrick's Day Escape Room
St. Patrick's Day Escape Room
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  1. Are you ready to be the most memorable teacher in a child's life? Use these holiday themed Escape Rooms to guarantee student engagement while they learn and solve a classroom mystery. With little prep, your students will work as a team to break into a box, which breaks them out of the classroom as
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Students will practice teamwork skills while solving clues to help learn about math, problem solving, sight words and number patterns.

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Want to make a HUGE impact this St. Patrick's Day? Use these step-by-step instructions to guarantee student engagement while they learn about how to work as a team to solve a mystery, engage in sight word practice discover number patterns and ESCAPE THE CLASSROOM! With a little prep, your students will work as a team to break into a box, which breaks them out of the classroom as they beat the clock!

*Designed for K-3rd

*Differentiate easily with extra printables included.

What's inside this download?

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Table of Contents

Pg. 3 Directions (with video link)

Pg. 4 Materials Needed to Set Up

Pg. 5 Checklist for Set Up

Pg. 6 Help the Leprechauns (Motivational Paragraph, and put class in two groups)

Pg. 7 Clue 1 & 2 (Read after Help the Leprechauns pg.6 and the video)

Pg. 8 9,10 Mystery Decoder, two Decoder Riddle Sheets

Pg. 11 Folder Labels for Team 1 (Green Clovers) for Team 2 (Gold Horseshoes)

Pg. 12 Coloring by Code (MATH) Printable

Pg. 13 Folder Labels for Clue 2

Pg. 14 CLUE 3 – Build a Leprechaun

Pg. 15 Build a Leprechaun Printable (need magnifying glass’)

Pg. 16 Build a Leprechaun Folder Labels for Clue 3

Pg. 17 &18 Green and Gold KEYS (You can use real keys, if you want.)

Pg. 19 Help Button Cards

Pg. 20 Homework Passes (optional prize)

Pg. 21 Book Markers (optional prize)

Pg. 22 Letter From the group of Leprechauns (Optional for Box)

Pg. 23 Certificate for Completion

Pg. 24-26 Pictures of Set Up

Pg. 27-30 Answer Keys

Pg. 31-32 MORE Difficult Color by Code Printables for 2nd – 3rd grade (to switch out with pg. 12 if it’s too easy)

Pg. 33 Build a Leprechaun using multiplication facts (Optional to use for upper grade levels for CLUE 3.)

Pg. 34 This is an optional letter to put in the box, if you want the activity to last longer. STEM Activity - Asking students to first build a leprechaun trap with the materials you have inside the box before you give them the surprise.

Pg. 35-39 I ESCAPED signs for a photo opportunity.

Pg. 40-41 Credits

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There is a PDF file with step-by-step instructions, a link to incorporate a YouTube Video to HOOK your students into accepting a mission to help a group of leprechauns who need help to save all the fairies, hide their gold and keep them in the shoe business! The mystery can only be solved by working through mystery challenges with number patterns, sight words and using teamwork. Opening the box, (no locks needed) leads them to escaping the classroom to enjoy recess, a St. Patrick's party or a library break outside of the classroom. Ideas are included.

*Mess up your classroom at some point in the day and blame it on O'CONER, the bad leprechaun.

This escape room is NOT EDITABLE.

Made with K-3rd Grade students in mind!

There are 3 Tasks for the students to solve before they can break free. About 40 min. to prep and plan about 45 minutes to solve all the mystery clues.

MATERIALS YOU NEED TO ADD: a box , some surprise to put in the box (homework passes and bookmarks are provided), pencils, 6 large file folders (or regular folders), candy hearts (paper ones are provided, if you don't want to use real candy) and magnifying glasses (2 or more)

(Any box will do... no need for locks unless you want them!)

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Students will learn:

⏳ Teamwork Skills

⏳ Number Patterns & Vocabulary

⏳ Problem Solving Skills

⏳ Following Directions

⭐This is a great Holiday ACTIVITY!⭐

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Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Mathematically proficient students understand and use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results in constructing arguments. They make conjectures and build a logical progression of statements to explore the truth of their conjectures. They are able to analyze situations by breaking them into cases, and can recognize and use counterexamples. They justify their conclusions, communicate them to others, and respond to the arguments of others. They reason inductively about data, making plausible arguments that take into account the context from which the data arose. Mathematically proficient students are also able to compare the effectiveness of two plausible arguments, distinguish correct logic or reasoning from that which is flawed, and-if there is a flaw in an argument-explain what it is. Elementary students can construct arguments using concrete referents such as objects, drawings, diagrams, and actions. Such arguments can make sense and be correct, even though they are not generalized or made formal until later grades. Later, students learn to determine domains to which an argument applies. Students at all grades can listen or read the arguments of others, decide whether they make sense, and ask useful questions to clarify or improve the arguments.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
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