Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Made It on St. Patrick's Day

I'm linking up today on this bitterly cold St. Patrick's Day with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!  I really did not appreciate hearing on the news this morning that two years ago it was 79 degrees!  I would be thrilled with 45 degrees!  Enough whining about the weather, right?  Onto my made it...

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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4 comments:

  1. I love the shamrocks with the acts of kindness!

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  2. The shamrocks with the acts of kindness turned out awesome! What a great and festive project. I love the way they look. :)
    Ana
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

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  3. Love this idea, Stephanie! I was laughing at the part of you not reading the directions. I am notorious for that. I tell my kids all the time not to do what I do. They catch me on it every.single.time.
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  4. The shamrocks turned out great, and I love the idea of incorporating the acts of kindness. I have definitely been guilty of not reading directions first. One day, maybe I will learn...

    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth

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