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!