Over two days we worked on our paper plate leprechauns, starting with Mrs de Koning. It was fun making them. We began drawing two circles for the eyes and gluing a googly eye in each space. Then we tore small pieces of paper for the eyebrows and the beard to represent the hair. Some people chose brown and some orange paper.
We let them dry overnight. The next day we worked in small groups with Mrs Paul to finish our leprechauns. We drew the button nose and smiley mouth with a red felt tip. We put three dots for freckles on each cheek with black felt tip. Then we made the hats to staple on. There the green hat shape, the black hat band and the golden buckle to go together!
We liked the stories we heard about leprechauns – the cheeky small people of Ireland who guard pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you catch one of these tricksters, they must give you three wishes!! They are part of the folk-law of Ireland. We sang a funny song about them on YouTube.
When we finished our leprechaun faces we displayed them in Room 2.
We also spent time drawing pictures of leprechauns and shamrocks. We told oral stories of St Patrick’s Day and our teachers recorded them for us to read.
We loved making thumb print shamrocks with Mr Green on Tuesday. We cut them out and Mrs de Koning put a safety pin on some of them so we could each wear one to Mass on St Patrick’s Day morning.