TeachersFirst's St. Patrick's Day Resources
May the luck of the Irish be with you. This wonderful collection of resources highlights the history and celebration of St. Patrick's Day. There are interactives, historical information, crafts, printables, vocabulary, and lots more to explore in this collection.
GradesK to 6
tag(s): addition (180), alphabet (76), angles (62), branches of government (28), charts and graphs (159), density (17), dinosaurs (36), division (113), electricity (66), erosion (10), fractions (172), geology (64), geometric shapes (73), inferencing (3), literacy (75), logic (185), minerals (14), money (154), multiplication (159), place value (43), reading comprehension (68), rocks (35), senses (18), subtraction (145), transformations (11), weather (158)
In the ClassroomBookmark this site for great hands-on activities across the curriculum. Use the activities throughout the school year. Allow students to explore areas of the site to find activities to perform on their own. For example, click on the fractions tag and allow students to view the list of activities to choose their own exploration. When finished, challenge students to create a talking avatar using a photo or other image (legally permitted to be reproduced). The avatars can be used to explain the activity and its outcome. Use a site such as Blabberize (reviewed here).
Grades2 to 12
In the ClassroomUse this site to reinforce and support vocabulary as you study the holiday. Share the word puzzles on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students create their own word activities from the same vocabulary list, such as matching or ranking challenges for their peers to try on the interactive whiteboard.
GradesK to 8
In the ClassroomAs you study other cultures, be sure to include this resource for students to research the celebrations there. Or include the link on your teacher web page with the title "Every Day is a Holiday?" asking students to use the holiday calendar to become more be aware of different cultures. Instead of reporting on a current event from the newspaper, give them the option of reporting on a holiday that occurred this week in another part of the world.
GradesK to 8
tag(s): st patricks day (13)
In the ClassroomUse an interactive whiteboard or projector and challenge your students with this St. Patrick's Day fun!
GradesK to 2
In the ClassroomUse this site to "celebrate" St. Patrick's Day while still teaching basic math and language arts skills. Share the information on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Print the pages and create learning centers in math and language arts. Read the suggested books to your students.
GradesK to 5
tag(s): st patricks day (13)
In the ClassroomHave your students create their own St. Patrick Day's pictures and a fictional story. Have students tell their story using VoiceThread (reviewed here).
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomSearch this site to find activities relevant to your class. Have students use this site to find research information about various topics related to St. Patrick's Day. Have students create multi-media projects: a wiki, blog, PowerPoint, or another.
Grades2 to 8
In the ClassroomUse this site for research about St. Patrick's Day or Ireland. Have cooperative learning groups research various topics at this site. Have the groups create a multimedia presentation: PowerPoint, blog, wiki, or video. Share the videos on a tool such as SchoolTube (reviewed here).
GradesK to 4
In the ClassroomThis would be a nice site to list on your class website for students to access at home for some St. Patrick's Day fun! In art class, project (on your interactive whiteboard or projector) the picture of the finished product so students can "see the goal" while they work. Use the songs in music class to celebrate this holiday.
Grades6 to 12
This site is very well done and offers a lot of information. If you are doing any activities about St. Patrick's Day, don't miss this site. Be aware: there are advertisements. There is a short commercial (10-seconds) prior to the informative video. This site does require Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.