Happy St. Patrick's Day!
As with every holiday, there are TONS of great ideas floating around out there for you to use in your classroom. I know, I know, it's Saturday, but it might be fun to do some themed activities with your students Monday morning, or even play around with your own kids on your computer today.
The SMART Exchange just keeps growing and growing, and with that growth comes an abundance of activities for you to use on your SMART Board or SMART Table. Not sure where to start? Click here to see the list of idea with a St. Patrick's Day theme.
Some of my favourites are listed below. Just search the actual title of each activity on the SMART Exchange if you're looking for a specific one I've mentioned. Remember that you can preview a thumbnail version of the activity by clicking on the image online. Saves you time and effort to see if you think it's worth downloading before you commit to doing so :)
1. St. Patrick's Day Logic - Just a few run-of-the-mill logic problems using items of St. Patty's Day. Cute, easy, no adaptation required. Probably appropriate for Math in Grades 3-5.
2. St. Patrick's Day Alphabetical Order. Another basic activity that has been adapted to fit this theme. Again, no further changes required by you, although it would be extremely easy to add more pages to this Notebook file. Probably best for Grades 2-4, in L.A.
3. History of St. Patrick's Day. An integrated web activity with follow up questions embedded into SMART Notebook. Use this with your students in upper elementary in their Social Studies class.
4. Spring. Have a SMART Table? Lucky you (maybe luck of the Irish?). Check out this table pack for a quick and easy activity centre centered around St. Patrick's Day. Obviously, most appropriate for Grades K-2 (although the little, little ones may need some help with the word based activities).
5. Counting Shamrocks. Some great pages made here centered around number sense for your primary students. Obviously, the skill is a Math one, but it's fun to mix up some of the usual activities and link it to a St. Patrick's Day theme. Again, no changes required by you! I highly recommend checking this one out if you're a Grade 1 teacher!
6. St. Patties Day (their spelling, not mine, haha). One of those creative attendance Notebook pages. You'll have to ungroup the students names with the gold coins, retype YOUR student's names, then group them with the gold coins to make this one work. But a cute idea, nonetheless.
That's all for this year! Have a great day everyone!