Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Feelin’ A Bit Green

Top Of The Morning To You. I can’t believe it is February 29th already and we have not had one snow day. Trust me I am over winter since the pretty spring styles and strappy sandals have hit the department stores. I am ready for a pedicure and a “glow” effect to my skin.

I don’t know what the weather has been like in your neck of the woods,but this winter has been a complete let down. I think I jinxed myself  when I bought ski resort gift cards for the family this Christmas.

Many people have been sending me emails about my St. Patrick’s Day Unit. After having some issues uploading, I finally got this adorable Irish theme unit up!! (Yippee! Just in time for the Leap Day Sale!!)

Shamrock Math & Literacy Centers


There are 20 different activities (10 math & 10 literacy) to keep your little leprechauns out of mischief during center time activities.


  • Pot O’Gold Count: Counting Activity
  • A Kiss for Luck: Before/After Numbers
  • Top of the Morning: Time Analog to Digital
  • Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Time Digital to Analog
  • O’Malley Tally: Tally Activity
  • Feelin’ Green: Counting Money Activity
  • Lucky Charmer: Graphing-Analyzing Data
  • Leapin’ Leprechaun: Skip Counting
  • Luck ‘O The Irish To Ya: Counting-Odd/Even Recognition
  • Shamrock Shake-Up: Addition Activity


  • Leprechaun Letters: Letter Sorting
  • Maguire’s Middles: Middle Sound Recognition
  • Shamrock Shimmy: Syllable Counting
  • Blarney Blast: Beginning Blends
  • Some Where Over The Rainbow: Ending Sound Recognition
  • Clever Clover Words: cvce words
  • Four-Leaf Clover Mystery: Sight word recognition
  • Clover Clusters: Beginning digraphs
  • Leprechaun Shenanigans: real vs. nonsense words
  • Lots of Luck: CVC word writing and sound discrimination

To jazz up your Shamrock centers, you could store materials in black pots

Black <em>Plastic Cauldron</em>

Adding Shamrock stampers and green stamp pads to Shamrock Shimmy


Using Shamrock Theme Coins for Counters

<em>Shamrock coins</em> st patrick (037)

Spray Painted Lima Beans (1 side green-1 side gold) for Shamrock Shake-Up

Farm Equipment <em>Spray Paint</em>, JD <em>Green Spray Paint</em>Jack & The Beanstalk <em>Dried</em> Large <em>Lima Beans</em> 1 lb. Bag - 24 / CSPremium <em>Gold Metallic Spray Paint</em>

Hope this unit brings you “lots of luck




  1. Hi Melissa,
    Your unit looks very cute. Where did you get the little black pots?
    We have tons of snow on our mountains in B.C., come on up!!! Evidently the ski hills will even be open in April!

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    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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    3rd Grade Sprinkles



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