Since this is St Patrick’s Day week we couldn’t possibly skip Ireland in our country hops and in our reading choices. I saw That’s What Leprechauns Do reviewed on many blogs already. I cannot say that Anna really enjoyed it in the beginning – she is clearly growing up to be a judge or a policewoman and dislikes tricks. She was kind of dismayed to see leprechauns playing tricks, especially the one with the pants tied in a knot. Her attitude changed quite a bit yesterday when a leprechaun visited her classroom while children were playing outside. He glittered the classroom with green glitter, but didn’t mess anything up. In fact, he even left green frogs for children with chocolate kisses inside. Anna also liked the rainbow and a pot of gold story, and she really wanted to make a cute leprechaun craft that we found at DTLK site. In fact she was at me for days asking to make it – it’s very rare for her to be so excited about the craft. She even volunteered to cut certain pieces, but then was not too pleased with the results and asked me to cut it “closer to the lines”. Then she glued little guy in. I have to say that she would very much rather use either a stapler or a scotch tape for any kind of “put things together” activities – I guess she saw me do these kinds of things often enough :) Here is our finished leprechaun:
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