Today has been a busy day. Please excuse my ” not so wonderful ” renditions of the potatoes. 🙂 An artist I am not. Throughout the week we are talking about ” What is St Patricks Day ? ” and “Where is Ireland ?” and ” What do we know about Ireland?” In all honesty.. some of the littles don’t even realize they are from Siloam Springs in Arkansas – more or less where Ireland is. So, Ireland is a vague concept much like when pooh bear heard Spring was coming and kept looking out the door for Spring to arrive ( thinking Spring was a person. ) Any who… I think I chased a rabbit just now BUT … Ireland is known for its potatoes. Today we taste tested different kinds to decide which is our favorite. I told you all that to say… hey we tasted potatoes and then used a little graphing activity to introduce math concepts like more and less. 🙂
We also read a story called ” My Lucky Day ” about a lady that found an old black kettle. She said she was ” lucky ” that she found a kettle . Even if it had a hole in it she could plant flowers in it. But she looked inside and found GOLD. She said she was lucky she could build a castle. When she looked back the gold had turned to silver. Oh well.. I am still luck she said ! With the silver I can build a mansion. It is still a lot ! Then the silver turned into a rock. Oh well… I didn’t need a mansion anyway the lady said. I can use this rock to hold my door open . I’ve been needing one. I am so lucky. As she got closer to home the rock grew four legs and a head and big ears – it was a hobgoblin. Oh MY ! The lady said as the hobgoblin ran off , I am SO LUCKY ! I have never seen a hobgoblin before and today I did. Wouldn’t the world be wonderful if we all wore rose colored glasses ?
As an extension to this activity we talked about what would we do if we found a pot of gold .
Just a little GREEN HUNT .
Another math activity we did today in small groups was patterning.
There is much coloring with green going on !
It was a great day. I wish you well as you strive to keep rose colored glasses on each day like the lady in our story.