Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lucky Lennox the Leprechaun

My students are now on Spring Break, so we had a little fun last week! On Tuesday, we came in to see a green mess and a note from Lennox, the Lucky Leprechaun. The note read "I can smell your GOLD, where is it at? I am just a wee bit short. I guess I'll have to keep looking. Write me back!"

 We discussed the best way to trap a leprechaun over the next two days. Each of my students drew a trap. Many of the traps involved a person (read: me) pulling a string to pull the trap on the leprechaun. After I told them that I prefer to sleep in my own bed and not at school, we had to narrow down the list. We had a top five to vote and choose from. The below trap is the one that won. There are two plastic drawers with a (testing) tshirt & pillow draped across the top. Fools' gold is under the tshirt/pillow. The leprechaun would go in for the gold and get trapped under the tshirt/pillow.
 The student who drew the winning trap built it with the help of a few classmates. You can see that they added some greenery and gold coins to lure in Lennox.
 Sadly, we did not catch Lennox, he is a slippery leprechaun. And he was unhappy we tried to trap him! This is what we walked into on Thursday morning!
 (view from my desk)
I didn't get a photo of this, but Lennox did leave each student a chocolate gold coin as well as a snap-glow bracelet. So after the room was picked up, we turned out the lights and had a glow stick party! The kids loved it. It was a great send of to spring break!

As our snack for the day, we had Lucky Charms cereal. The students sorted the marshmallows before they enjoyed the yummy snack!


  1. you're such a good teacher...can i be in your class??

  2. Aww, this post made me miss teaching 3rd grade..... for a minute. Sounds like a great time!

    ✿ Shari
    Keeping It Fresh in 6th Grade

    1. They do keep me on my toes, those 3rd graders! I don't know how you do it in 6th. I always said, I want to be taller than my students and at 5'4", some are starting to get pretty close to me at 9 year olds :)