Fun Friday "Fotos" !! :)

To start, I've eaten more choco-bananas and empanadas today than I'd like to admit {deeelicious}... more on that later! :)  This week was a busy one, and today was especially so.  I.am.exhausted!!!  I'm going to sit back and let pictures do *most* of the talking.


Word at school today was that a Leprechaun was on the loose.  He was tiny and fast!  But one of my littles managed to catch a glimpse of him jumping over the fence into the courtyard {isn't that somethin'? lol}.  I never saw him, but the Leprechaun did leave us this:
Which led us on a treasure hunt around our classroom:
There were seven clues in all.  Here's Lucky #7:
That sneaky Leprechaun hid his treasure under my desk!!
He was kind enough to leave us *rainbow* Skittles & *gold* Rolos!  I posted these and a few other labels for free on my TBA guest post a couple weeks ago.   The Leprechaun I got the "treasure hunt" idea from The Crafting Chicks.  I altered their clues and made my own clue sheets, following their example.  :)  They are available for FREE in my TpT shop!

Speaking of St. Pat's, earlier in the month we made these:
I have them hanging up, but you can attach a "band" to them and have your kiddos wear 'em!  

And today we munched on these:

This week was also Cultural Awareness Week.  We do it up big at my school!  Last year I had my students complete a poster project, but this year I did it differently.  I made up a schedule, and each day something else was due and presented.
On Monday students presented a fact sheet and described a show-and-tell object.  On Tuesday they showed us their flags and spoke about the colors, etc.:
On Wednesday, students could dress up.  They also brought in a paper doll {traced onto oaktag} that was dressed in traditional clothing.  Here are some of my favorites:
I believe these ladies are from Dominican Republic and Peru.  Love the dresses!!
And these gentleman are from Mexico and Colombia.  Don't you just love that mustache?!  And the guitar??!  Too cute!!

On Thursday students presented an interview they did with someone born in another country... they asked the questions and I played whoever they interviewed.  I played moms, cousins, grandmas... even one grandma's boyfriend!!  The kids got a kick out of that one ;)

And finally today was our Cultural Awareness Feast.  I'm pretty sure this day is almost as anticipated as Christmas Break among my teacher friends.  The food is amazing!!  Hence how I started this blog post... with choco-bananas and empanadas.  Yummy in my tummy!

How was your week?  I'd love to know :)  I'm off to {hopefully} take a nap!  Happy weekend!!

71 comments

Mrs. Wheeler said...

OMG I am obsessed with the paper dolls! LOVE!!!

Looks like a fun week!

www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

Tania Knapp said...

I am hungry thinking about empanadas!!!
I had assessments, assessments and more assessments. We also prepared for our student led conferences. Repot card weekend for me ( if you know what I mean). I am ready for my 3 week break! I work in a year round school.
Happy weekend,
Tania

Jen Sykes (Hello Mrs. Sykes) said...

Wow! It looks like you had a blast for St. Pats! Go rest now... When you get a chance, I'd love to hear more about your Cultural Awareness week activities! If you could even post or email the files, I would *really* appreciate it. :)

Jen
hellomrssykes(at)gmail(dot)com
Hello Mrs Sykes

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Yum!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Kelley Cirrito said...

Looks like your kids had some fun this week! I totally want that cupcake!!

Jennifer said...

How very cute!
Rowdy in First Grade

Emily said...

I would love to have a copy of your clues! We set our leprechaun traps today so we'll be excited to see what we "catch" on Monday. I was planning to do a little hunt, but I was just going to write in on teeny tiny index cards.

Thanks!
Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 
ebuckler@hotmail.com

kristin said...

Can you please send me the clues. They are so creative and fun!

~ricekl2@muohio.edu

Paige said...

I would love a copy of your treasure hunt! I did one just like this for my kiddos for Halloween, only it was outdoors! My clues weren't put together as cute as your's though! Thank you! BPaigeMiller(at)hotmail(dot)com

Briawna said...

Love this activity! It looks like so much fun! I would love to have a copy of your clues. Thank you so much for sharing!
bcallahan@usd259.net

Cathy Irwin said...

I would love a copy of the treasure hunt clues! This is too cute!

Cathy I.
mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com

Dixon Family said...

Love the idea of Cultural Awareness. I do have a question...does your school population have a lot of students that were born in other countries? I would love to do this, but not sure how successful it would be ;\

Thanks ;)

Lori said...

You DID have a busy week this week! We only had school Monday-Wednesday, but I had to stay late 2 of those nights to help conduct principal interviews. :)
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

Allyson said...

What a sweet post. That all sounds so great. I can't wait to have my own classroom and be a part of a school community!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

Laura said...

So much fun! I like the way y'all celebrate!!

Laura
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Danielle said...

I LOVE your leprechaun clue hunt!! I have been looking for something like this to do with my kids on Monday. I was just sitting down to create one, when I stumbled across yours. I would LOVE a copy!! Thank you so much! :) dcatabia@gmail.com

Stacy said...

I WOULD LOOOOOOOOVE a copy!!

SO precious! You are talented lady!

Stacy
2nd Grade Paradise

Christie said...

I would love a copy! Thanks so much:)

Christie
turbyto@aol.com

lraines said...

I'd love to have a copy of your treasure hunt. We are going to have a belated celebration on Monday after the leprechauns pay a visit to our school tomorrow during our Spring Fling.
lraines78@gmail.com

Stacy said...

hey Teri! I love your blog!
so much that I gave you an award!
Head over to check it out!

Stacy
2nd Grade Paradise

Jessica Heeren said...

Amazing ideas! Thanks for sharing! I would love a copy of the St. Patrick's Day hunt!

jheeren86@gmail.com

megandw said...

Looks like you had a great week!
That sneaky leprechaun visited our classroom as well! He switched our cubbies, moved all of the words from the word wall, and made some messes!
I'd love a copy of your clues!
megandw@yahoo.com

Suzy Q said...

Such a cute treasure hunt! I'd love a copy of the clues,too.

tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mary said...

Days like today NEED a nap.

hehe

I posted what we did on my page, so check it out.

Mary
Sharing Kindergarten

Charlotte said...

I would love a copy of the clues! Looks super fun...the leprechaun trashed our room and just left a note on the Smartboard but the clues would be even more fun :)

Charlotte
clwhite1003@gmail.com

Terry said...

I'd love a copy of your Leprechaun activities. THYordan@aol.com

Terry said...

I'd love a copy of your Leprechaun activities. THYordan@aol.com

Jaymie said...

I'd LOVE a copy of your clues! Thank you so much! What a fun idea! :)

alwayzsingin921@aol.com

Tarita said...

Really cute cultural awareness items. This is a bit inspiring for me. At our school we recently had Multicultural Week, but only a few in the whole school participate. Just taking a look at your ideas, has given me some ideas how our school could improve!
Papers and Pencils and Books, Oh My!

Traci said...

Ok.. YUM!
That paper doll cultural awareness thing is adorable and a fabulous idea. I LOVE it.

I really like your clue cards. They're cute.
❤Traci❤
Dragonflies in First

Edana said...

Love it!!! too cute! Looks like LOADS of fun :)

Color Me Kinder

Miss Dennis said...

I would LOVE a copy of the clues! I had too much going on this year to let a leprechaun loose in my room, but I'd love to have these for next year!

:) Lauren
lauren.e.dennis@gmail.com
sunglassesonmyhead.blogspot.com

Veronica said...

I would love the clues to the treasure. This year we had some Lucky Charms, but since Kdg. does that too...I'd love to change it up for my firsties next year. Thanks! veronicam81000@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

I would love to have a copy of your clues. I created some for my students but they are not as nice as yours. could you send me a copy?

sbgarnold@frontier.com

lovetocraft said...

Cute! I would love a copy of your clues for the treasure hunt. I do some fun St. Pats Day things and this will add to our fun.

lmehr@dsdmail.net

Kayla: http://schenkgr4.blogspot.com/ said...

Cute! I'm totally going to use your treasure hunt next year!

Rebecca said...

These are so cute! I would love to have a copy of them to use in my class!
rebecca.moore@sympatico.ca

Cathy :) said...

I would love to have a copy of your clues to use with my kids next year! So cute, and something different than I normally do (green food taste test).
wachowiak.cathy@d46.org

JKorth said...

Oh my goodness!! I love your clues! We set our traps and I am looking for something to lead my kinders to their "pot of gold!" I would LOVE a copy please! :)

korth@uwalumni.com

mike69361 said...

I would love to have a copy of your clues! You are very creative.
mike
mike69361@gmail.com

mike69361 said...

I would love to have a copy of your clues! You are very creative.
mike
mike69361@gmail.com

jlhrah@gmail.com said...

These are wonderful.
I would love to have a copy of your clues!
Thank you
Judy
jlhrah@gmail.com

Amy said...

I'm a little late, but I'd love to have a copy of your clues to use next year.

amynovellino@hotmail.com

Casey Young said...

If you wouldn't mind sharing, could I please have a copy of your clues for my kindergarteners for St. Patrick's Day? Thank you so much in advance if you can. My name is Rachel Young and my email address is caseyyoung2424@gmail.com. Thank you again!

Ms. Banian said...

I would love a copy of the treasure hunt! My e-mail is JBanian@yahoo.com. Thank you so much for sharing!

Nathalie C said...

I love your school version of the treasure hunt clues! We are doing this on Friday and would love a copy of it please! My e-mail is tinynathy@hotmail.com. Thank you so much for sharing!

TinyEducator said...

this is so last minute but I'd love your version of clues! We are doing our scavenger hunt tom and think that your printable would be the cherry on top of our day! THANKS My e-mail is Nathaliemoraffah@gmail.com Thank for sharing!

Sarah Albenze said...

I just found your blog... so many cute ideas! I'd love to be able to download your treasure hunt clues! Thank you so much :)

Albenze.sarah@gmail.com

Sarah Albenze said...

I just found your blog...so much cute ideas! Thanks for sharing :) I'd love to download the treasure hunt clues for St. Patrick's day. Thanks!

Beadboard said...

H! I would LOVE a copy of your st pats day clues. thanks so much smskdg@hotmail.com

Julie Vanhoose said...

I love the treasure hunt idea! I would love a copy of your clues! Thanks :)

juge4@hotmail.com

Amy said...

I would love to use your clues for a scavenger hunt on Monday! They are adorable. Thanks so much!
amyed25@gmail.com

Lisa Marie said...

I would love a copy for my firsties!! So cute!! Thanks!! iko311@yahoo.com

PenskesPartners said...

Awesome Idea!! I would love a copy for my sped. kids.

Heather

Mindy Schneider said...

This is such a cute idea. I would love to have a copy of your treasure hunt. Thanks so much.
mindyicskdg@gmail.com

Kari Dinsmore said...

Great ideas! I would love a copy of the treasure hunt! kdinsmore@bishopkelleylapeer.org

Stacey said...

I would love a copy of the clues! They are perfect for kindergartners!

Staceyravojm@gmail.com

Anne Murphy said...

Hi, I would love a copy of your St. Patrick's Day Hunt clues.

murphy1684@gmail.com
Thanks!

Matthew Reid said...

Hi, I would love a copy of your St. Patrick's Day Hunt clues.

matt_reid9@hotmail.com

Mackenzie @bellbliss.blogspot.com said...

My kids love scavenger hunts! Can you send me a copy please? Thank you!

bellblissblog@gmail.com

Christina Worley said...

I would love to have a copy of your hunt! Can you send it to me? Thank you :)

cajones0804@email.campbell.edu

Stefanie Steffensen said...

Can I get a copy of your clues? :-) mommahen5711@gmail.com

Ms. Frame said...

I would love a copy of your clues! My kindergarteners would love the hunt!
Thanks!
abigailframe@gmail.com

Stephanie Kemp said...
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Stephanie Kemp said...

Could you please send your clues for the leprechaun hunt?? I would love to do this next week with my kiddos!! Thank you! bvelskemp@mdeca.org

Krissy said...

HI!!
I would absolutely love your cute little treasure hunt if you are still willing to share it :)
landersk@fultonschools.org

Thank you!!

Amanda Smith said...

I would love A copy of your March treasure hunt labels! They are so cute! Ajs183@aol.com thanks!

Amy Fischetti MS CCC/SLP said...

I would love a copy of your treasure hunt clues. They are adorable. amyfischetti@mersnj.us
Thanks!

Carey Taylor said...

Could you please share a copy of your clues? These are great!!!!!

Denise Kueny said...

I would love a copy of your treasure hunt clues. What a cute idea! dkueny2@gmail.com

Ms. C said...

Your St. Patrick's Day clues are so cute! I would love a copy to use in my classroom this week! Thank you :) bri12086@gmail.com

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