Today, 17 March is St Patrick’s Day. At school we had a day of fun activities to celebrate.
First we all joined together in attending Mass. We were able to wear our house colours and sit in our House Teams. Our church looked like a rainbow with our four house colours in big blocks of space. Father Elrick lead us in a beautiful Mass where we prayed, worshipped, sang and danced together. It was a great way to remember the special life of St Patrick.
After morning tea we did two special activities. One was with Mrs O’Grady – an information sheet about St Patrick with a space for us to illustrate something meaningful to us about St Patrick. Mrs de Koning helped us begin our leprechaun heads using paper plates. Today we put on the googly eyes and drew around them. We tore paper to make little brown or orange eyebrows and long pieces for the hair in his beard. Tomorrow we will finish adding the features – nose, mouth, freckles and a hat with a band and a golden buckle on it.
After an early lunch we met in the hall to join our House Members and break into 10 teams for the front field activities and 10 teams for the back field activities. We had a fun variety of tabloid games and activities. Miss Hann took photos of us.
Here are our activity sheets.
We have left the plates to dry overnight and will finish them tomorrow. We are very happy with our leprechauns.
Here are the students working on their activity sheets. They read the caption together. They circled and underlined words in different ways to show they could search the text for them, and identify the sight words. Then we talked about what we knew about St Patrick’s Day and began to draw our ideas. Everyone used felt tips to make bright, detailed illustrations for the story.
Mrs O’Grady was proud of our work. We are becoming super readers and writers. Also we are becoming pretty clever artists too!
Our day was brought to a lovely end with an ice block to enjoy. Thank you Mr Young!!! We loved St Patrick’s Day.