Monday, March 8, 2010

Leprechauns, Rainbows, St. Patrick and A Winner

This week we are kicking off a unit study on Ireland in anticipation of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day. I have a special fondness for the Emerald Isle having spent some of my middle school years under the watchful eyes of Irish nuns. Em has red hair, therefore she believes she is closer to our Irish ancestors than our German ancestors. Soph's dance for her recital this year is an Irish Jig and Little One thinks Leprechauns are loose in our house. Needless to say we're getting into the spirit of things around here.

We have several books we are using to study this unit. Here are a few of them:
Soph is read the Magic Tree House Book Leprechaun in Late Winter and I got the research guide to go along with it.Em is reading through A Pot O' Gold to learn about Irish folklore.

We love this book by Tomie dePaola is a wonderful one for kids of all ages to learn about St. Patrick.

We'll be learning about shamrocks, limericks, and some Irish cooking as well. I'll share with you our projects and links to resources as we go along.

Now for the winner part. Last week I had a contest for SpellQuizzer, in which they offered to give one application away to one of my readers. Thanks everyone who stopped by and left a comment and those of you who are now following (you got two entries). I put the numbers in the random generator and the number was: 10

Which means the winner is Our Country Road! I just found her blog through the Homeschool Hop and love it. Make sure to stop by. I hope you enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. We did a couple of things for St. Patrick's Day last year. We read in a saints book about St. Patrick, then wrote a few things we thought were particularly interesting. They typed it up and then painted three leaf clovers on the page as well.

    Thanks for the ideas of books to use -- we'll have to try some of them out!