I read my students a cute story today called A Fine St. Patrick's Day by Susan Wojciechowski.
Afterwords we talked about the theme and author's message which is really about kindness and doing things for others. I asked my students if they knew what Random Acts of Kindness were, and most of them did. I had one of them explain it to those who weren't sure. Then I told them that just as the people of Tralee did something kind for someone in the story, they were going to think of three kind things they could do for others sometime within the next week.
I had come up with the idea to go along with adorable shamrocks I found on pinterest.
All of the directions on how to make them are at Sugar Bee Crafts which you can get to by clicking on the picture above.
My idea was to have my kids write each of the three acts of kindness inside each leaf of their shamrock.
Then they put the shamrocks together, and we hung them around the room.
As I was putting my post together and added that Pinterest picture I thought, "Hey! Ours didn't turn out that cute!" I should have gone back and looked at the directions again this morning. What am I always telling my kids? Oh yeah, check what the directions were before you begin! Oops! So, we didn't do them exactly right, but they still turned out pretty cute. Besides they look much better right now than the snowflakes which were still hanging up until we took them down today! Hopefully our shamrocks will bring us some luck, and spring will arrive soon!
Okay, my OCD got the better of me, and I actually went in and fixed all my kids' shamrocks! Like I don't have a million other things to do, right? But they look so much better!
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