Friday, March 4, 2016

Lucky Leprechaun Writing Freebie!

March has arrived!
Our entire school is embracing Thinking Maps! 
We have been introducing them to all students from TK to Fifth grade.

Look at the fantastic writing our TK students created using a bubble map and a tree map.
They were so successful and excited to write a sentence describing a leprechaun
and then illustrating their sentence!

After reading, That's What Leprechauns Can Do by Eve Bunting, we brainstormed adjectives to describe a leprechaun and filled in a large class leprechaun bubble map.
Students then copied the adjectives onto their own bubble map.

Here is my class bubble map with the adjectives my students brainstormed
and a student's completed bubble map!

Large Teacher Bubble Map (Anchor Chart)
Student Bubble Map
Next the kiddo's chose their three favorite adjectives and wrote them on a tree map.  They then used this information to write a sentence describing leprechauns on the bottom of the paper.

Student Sample #1
Student Sample #2

Finally, the students published their sentences and added an illustration!

Student's Completed Project!

If you would like this FREE Saint Patrick's Day Descriptive Writing lesson, 
please visit our TPT store or click here.

Have a HAPPY St. Patrick's Day!  May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

Get Ready for Saint Patrick's Day! POTATO HEAD Freebies!


Our homework project this month is to create a Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head.
It was such a hit last Saint Paddy's Day!
Last year our First Graders created Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head
characters to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. 
They were amazing! Aren't these potatoes the cutest?! 

Each student completed a profile about their character 
and then wrote a paragraph to share on Saint Patrick's Day! 

If you would like to grab our FREE Potato Head Project packet, 
please visit our TPT store or click here.

We are looking forward to attending 
the Southern California Kindergarten Conference this weekend!
Hope to meet some new friends!