Who has created such a mess in the classroom? It’s time to be a detective and solve this crime!
This unit will build excitement the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. This fun and engaging unit is packed full of literacy and math. Over the course of the first four days, the Leprechaun will cause problems around the classroom. He or she may flip chairs over, rearrange bookshelves, mess up cubbies, etc.! As the students discover each crime, the area is marked off with yellow caution tape and mark with evidence markers.
The final day will be a complete room flip! On St. Patrick’s Day, the students enter the classroom to find multiple crime scenes and challenges to complete. The stations on that day include the activities in this pack. These activities include:
Unit Includes: Crime Scene Markers; hat pattern; detective folder craftivity; photos of room flip
Each Activity: Includes detailed directions; a directions card to store with the game or activity; photographs
Daily Case Files: Directed Coloring Lessons-one for each day
Math Games: Number Puzzles Magnifying Game (color and b/w versions available)
Number Line Mystery (Number Line Detective Game; color and b/w versions available)
Literacy Games: Leprechaun, Leprechaun, TRAP! Sight Word Game (color and b/w versions available)
Walk a Word (footprint cvc word building game; recording page)
Sight Word Search Magnifying Game (color and b/w versions available; recording sheet)
Mystery Word (Letter ID and Word Building Game; color and b/w versions available; recording page)
Mixed Up Files (Making sentences; large class version; student book making reproducible)
Tree Maps: Leprechauns can, have, are (large class version; black white kid’s version)
Detectives can, have, are (large class version; black and white kid’s version)
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