Out With the Old, In With the New

I'm over Valentine's Day, so when I returned to school Monday morning, I took down the reds and pinks and put up some green.  The hearts came down, and the shamrocks went up.

We had some free time Monday {we don't have a special on Mondays and we get a lot done and we still have time to spare} so my kiddos crafted a bit for March!

We made these colorful darlings:
And I hung them by the window so they'd flow in the breeze:
I added glitter to the shamrocks because, let's face it, glitter makes everything better!  And it hides roughly cut edges :)  I got the streamers from Dollar Tree.  There were two of each color in a pack, so $4 later, I have enough streamers to make this project for the next 5 years.  Really, I do!

On Wednesdays, my class has a double special {meaning double prep!}, back to back, the last two periods of the day.  The first is study skills, and since it's at an awkward time of the day, their time is usually spent eating snack, packing up, and completing extra spelling work in between.  I thought I'd change things up a bit for them {and their study skills teacher}, and assign something fun!

First they had to complete this writing prompt:
And then follow the directions and my sample to create a leapin' leprechaun:

Okay, I'm not going to lie, I stuck around until the class was finished with the project :)  Then I spent my second prep hanging them up so I could admire their super cute work!

Hope everyone is having fun as you shop 'til you drop at TpT today!!  Sale's almost over, so fill up that cart now! ;)


Jennifer said...

Love this!! They are both super cute!!

The First Grade Dream

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Reagan Tunstall said...

wow what a great Monday!
I am trying to be happy and not jealous!
Love the pots and rainbow streamers. How fun your room must look!

Klinger Cafe' said...

Those are really cute and I like green much better than pink!
First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

Mrs. Hodson said...

I Love those pots of gold! So cute :)

Hadar said...

Gosh I love you! I was proud of myself for having the Dr. Seuss cakes up before Friday! lol! These are too, too cute!

Mrs. Wheeler said...

I am totally making the streamer rainbows. I love them!


laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Those are so cute!!

First Grade Blue SKies

Kristin said...

What is "no prep" Monday and how can I get me some of that???? :) :) :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Lol Kristen, you don't want "no prep Monday's" because it means I don't have a prep period and the kids don't get a special!! That's why we get so much done :)

Mrs. Cupcake said...

I'm proud of you too!! Btw why can I all of a sudden respond to comments...?!

applesandabcs said...

You are so creative, I really love looking at all of your projects! I would love if you came over and visited my blog. :)

and yes... glitter DOES make everything better!

Apples and ABC's

Traci said...

Everything is adorable. I'm so jealous of all your prep time!
Dragonflies in First

Mrs. Nunley said...

I love your pots of gold! So cute!

First Grade Magic

Edana said...

I feel bad I never posted my Valentine's pictures and here we are on St. Patricks...YIKES!! I better get myself in gear! LOL!

I am DYING with the cuteness of your pot of golds...I definitely HAVE to do this in my class. We made your Dr. Seuss birthday cakes today & they turned out awesome. Pics coming soon... :)

Color Me Kinder

Kelley Cirrito said...

I love, love, love your crafties!!! I bet your kids just love making them! I hope you have a super Friday!

Mary said...

How do you get your comments numbered? I HAVE to know!

You inspired me to change my door out today. No more hearts! haha


Wolfelicious said...

I just order one! I enjoy reading your blog! I nominated you for an award! Come on over to accept it!


Ms. Morton said...

I love your crafts for St. Patty's. Very creative. Glitter is messy but surely worth it. I'm your newest follower. Come and visit my blog when you get a chance. Thanks!



applesandabcs said...

I linked your leprechaun up on my blog! Come and check it out! :)

Apples and ABC's

Mrs. Jaeger said...

I got the leprechaun link, but how do I get your writing prompt printable you used, I feel lucky when? Thanks!!

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