Tuesday, March 6, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Writing Activity

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner so we decided to learn about this fun holiday and hit a couple of those Social Studies standards while we were at it! We read a non-fiction text about the holiday that is included in my Social Studies and Writing Mini Unit "Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?"and also a couple of my favorite story books: 


After the firsties had a nice background on why we celebrate this holiday, we worked together to create a graphic organizer.  

Next, the students created their own graphic organizer, which they later used to help them write a report about St. Patrick's Day.  

Finally we made these adorable leprechauns to accompany our reports.....

This is the perfect little mini unit for St. Patrick's Day.  I really love it because not only does it include these great activities, but it's also differentiated and includes pre and post assessments, a non fiction powerpoint story, worksheets and this adorable craft!   If you'd like to check it out for your classroom you can find this mini unit here.