Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tried it Tuesday...Whoooo is ready for St. Patrick's Day?

Woot Woot...Tried It Tuesday time
with one of my BBB's, Holly, from Fourth Grade Flipper.


I'm also linkin' up with Jenny from Suntans and Lesson Plans

*Warnin'...lots of green pictures.

Gettin' ready for St. Patrick's Day...
Tried It Awesomeness #1: Shamrock Math
I bought these lil' Cupcake picks at Hobby Lobby for 30% off.

 We are reviewin' equations in my class, so I wrote on all of the shamrocks.

 Students partnered up.
One person held an equation shamrock 
while the other person solved.
The correct answers are on the back.

 We had 11 students on one side facin' the other 11 students.
As students solved the equation appropriately, their partner would stand up.
We made a it into a lil' race.

 We then switched sides and kept passin' the shamrocks for 
everyone to get a chance to solve a few equations.

My sweet AP walked in while we were doin' this
and enjoyed watchin' the kiddos in action.

 I then placed the shamrocks in a math center and used 
Starburst to hold them in place.
I wanted to do Skittles to "taste the rainbow", but
I didn't think Skittles would hold the shamrocks.
I'm no genius...just makin' an educated guess.

 The boys and girls got to use different rainbow colored pens to
solve the equations.
Of course they then got to eat the treat.
I'm pretty sure that was their favorite part.

Tried it Awesomeness #2: Art for Kids
Have you checked out Rob Jensen's website, Art for Kids!?
Rob and his children create videos and tutorials for art
that kids love!  
I have blogged about this before here for a Tried it Tuesday,
but I felt like I needed to bring it up again...because I LOVE

Since St. Patrick's Day is quickly approachin', we choose 

I'm not sure you're ready for the cuteness...

Jumpy the Leprechaun                                 Skittles the Leprechaun    

Lucky the Leprechaun

MoMo the Leprechaun                          Billy Joe Bob the Leprechaun

Rosie the Leprechaun

Winky the Leprechaun                           Jiggy the Leprechaun

Triangle the Leprechaun

Pinky the Leprechaun                             Lucky the Unlucky Leprechaun

Teeny the Leprechaun

Mickey the Leprechaun                                Cosmos the Leprechaun

Trouble the Leprechaun

Clover the Leprechaun                        Patrick the Leprechaun

Gracie the Leprechaun

Abby the Leprechaun                          Sneaky the Leprechaun

Skippy the Leprechaun

Tried it Awesomeness #3: Question Cards
To continue on with the St. Patrick's Day theme, Miss Nelson
and I made some Spring Question cards that include
St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Easter, and April Fool's Day
questions.  We will have these on sale for you until Friday.
Want to see samples of the other holidays?
Check them out here.
They are located in the middle of the post.
St. Patrick's Day questions from Spring Question Cards

Also, have you checked out my sweet friend, Erin's
Follower Appreciation Week & 
Blog Birthday Giveaway?
Be sure to head over there every.single.day from
March 8th through March 14th.
She has some pure awesomeness goin' on 
over at her blog!

Happy Tuesday, friends.


  1. Ummm....those leprechauns are AMAZING.

    It makes me want to draw one! Haha.

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  2. I am totally having my students make those leprechauns this week! Soooo cute!


  3. I would never have thought to use those shamrock toothpicks like that. Another brilliant idea I'm gonna need to borrow from you.

    And those leprechauns could not be more cute! Love how you framed them. That art reminds me of the old Ed Emberly step by step how to draw. For someone like me, who can't draw at all, this is right up my alley!

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  4. Those leprechauns are AMAZING and for a small moment there I contemplated teaching at the elementary level but then I realize I am a glutton for punishment so middle school it is....kidding...somewhat?

    By the way your math looks more advanced than my students math, I taught Saturday school and was assigned math for all three grade levels and was confused at the basic level of math that we were covering, like area and perimeter of triangles. Kuddos to you and of course your kids.

  5. Your students are better at drawing than me. I promise I'm not exaggerating! haha! I love all your cute activities and am jealous. The most festive we get for St. Patty's Day in middle school is writing a Limerick. Ha! :)

  6. Awesome leprechauns! It looks like your kids had a blast with the shamrocks.. who doesn't love math and candy!

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  7. Loving Cosmos's Jay Leno style chin! These drawings crack me up and I love the shamrock idea!

  8. Are you kidding me with those leprechauns??!! They are OUTSTANDING! Isn't it amazing what a little shamrock cupcake topper will do to motivate kids to do math? I love it! BTW-I think you're a genius!
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  9. Thank you for helping me to plan my first day back to school after break - we will be making those leprechauns for sure! Love how you used the cupcake toppers (silly me, I only ever use them on cupcakes). Good inferencing skills on the Skittles vs. Starbust. I may have blogged about one of these things today too!

  10. Those are the cutest leprechauns!!!!

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  11. You are amazing!! Nothing else left to say! That math activity is rockin'! For a minute there you made me want to teach math....but just a minute..hehe I'm going to pass that idea along to the math teachers on my team. I've been using Art for Kids since you blogged about it last time and it's all my kids want to do! We love it and I'm so impressed at how well they do with the drawings. Thanks for sharing the great ideas!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  12. I would never think to use those little toothpicks like that! You have the best ideas! How adorable are those leprechauns? OH MY!! Billy Joe Bob is my Fave!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  13. OMG love those shamrock patterns. I could totally do that with my little ones with addition and subtraction problems! Thanks for sharing girl! =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  14. Seriously with those leprechauns?!? They are cray cray adorbs!!
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