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 (126), alphabet (48), angles (50), branches of government (62), charts and graphs (166), density (18), dinosaurs (37), division (97), electricity (60), erosion (14), fractions (160), geology (64), geometric shapes (130), inferencing (7), literacy (103), logic (162), minerals (14), money (118), multiplication (120), place value (34), reading comprehension (135), rocks (35), senses (20), subtraction (108), transformations (12), weather (160)
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, enhance learning by challenging 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 Phrase.it, reviewed here, to add speech and thought bubbles.
GradesK to 12
tag(s): st patricks day (11)
In the ClassroomUse these resources to connect St. Patrick's Day to your curriculum in almost any subject or select one or two ideas to highlight along with your regular lessons. Give new meaning to "going green"!
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
In the ClassroomUse an interactive whiteboard or projector and challenge your students with this St. Patrick's Day fun! Or, if you have computer stations in your classroom you could have students rotate through some of the activities.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomSearch this site to find activities relevant to your class. Enhance learning by having students research St. Patrick's Day facts - information about Ireland, St.Patricks Day, dancing, language and more; then, give students a choice of tools for a multimedia projects to finalize their learning using: PowerPoint Online, reviewed here, a slide show, Site123, reviewed here, a blog or webpage, PBWorks, reviewed here, a wiki, Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here a video creation tool. Share the videos on a tool such as SchoolTube, reviewed here, or all presentations on your class webpage or wiki.
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. Enhance learning by having the groups create a multimedia presentation using: Slides, reviewed here, a slide show, Site123, reviewed here, a blog or webpage, PBWorks, reviewed here, a wiki, Typito reviewed here, a video creation tool. Share the videos on a tool such as SchoolTube, reviewed here, or all presentations on your class webpage or wiki.
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.