Traci at Dragonflies in First wrote her own Leprechaun poem for the month of March. Now that's talent! I was searching for a St. Patrick's poem because the one I have talks about pinching. Which is not allowed in my school. How about yours? Plus, I used to be off track in March. I'm getting choked up just thinking about it. OFF TRACK. THIS MONTH. So that when we turn BACK the clock and LOSE AN HOUR of SLEEP, it wouldn't bother me one bit. I just kept on sleeping. And lounging. And drinking coffee. And lunching. And by the time April rolled around, I was used to (sort of) the time change. I don't know what I did to make our superintendent dislike me so much that he changed my perfect schedule.
I lost track of where I was, just thinking about being off track. See? I need to be off track so that I don't lose my track.
Oh! I remember. I don't really have March poems, seeing as how I'm not accustomed to teaching in March. I've got it rough, people.
So Traci posted this adorable poem and then sort of hinted that I should make word cards and a fill in the blank. Maybe she didn't hint. Maybe it was more of a wish. And that wish floated on over here and POOF! Magic Wand! Pixie Dust! Her wish came true!
Here are the poems in color and black and white:
I Want to Catch a Leprechaun Poems
Color Word Cards:
I Want to Catch a Leprechaun Color
Black and White Word Cards:
I Want to Catch a Leprechaun b&w Word Cards
Fill in the Blank:
I Want to Catch a Leprechaun Fill in the Blank
I hope you like them! I love them and can't wait for my kiddos to use them in the classroom.
I have to give a quick shout out to my mom! She was my guest reader on Friday for Dr. Seuss' birthday. :) Here she is:
It's a terrible picture because my camera battery was dead and I had to use my iPhone. My old iPhone. The oldest one there is.
(But then I went out and got the 4S and now Siri and I are trying to navigate our way through some kind of relationship. I'm a little bit mad at her for costing so much. I think she is a little bit annoyed with me because she acts like she can't understand what I'm saying.)
My mom was GREAT! She stayed all the way until lunch (I treated and told her to order ANYTHING she wanted off the menu. Who knew Jack in the Box could be so pricey?). My kids were such good listeners when she read the stories. This could be because I
asked said told them to refrain from talking about each page before she turned it. I have a couple of stinkers that have to dissect each and every page . . . it's like having my hubby in my class.
My mom ALSO caught a cheater. Yep.
During our spelling test, she found one of my sweetest and brightest girls using a CHEAT SHEET. People! What in the world? I mean, my kids do cheat -- it happens. Peek here. Peek there. Stand up, stretch, look over a privacy folder . . . I don't condone it
(maybe only during district testing) but this???? A cheat sheet? Where are we? College? Man alive, I was shocked. My mom also got to see one of my special little guys (I have many) have a complete melt down over an Angry Bird stress ball. That stress ball did NOT work. We were both over stimulated and upset about the beak that had rubbed off. I need a refund. (Well, not me. I didn't buy it. But whoever did buy it needs a refund, and I deserve a portion of it.)
Anywho. Off to finish my glass of wine. And look in my school bag to see what I brought home that I should pay attention to.
In the meantime, please go visit Traci and send her some love for writing the adorable Leprechaun poem and letting me post it over here. THANK YOU, TRACI!!!! :)