We got in last night from our trip to Ireland and now I'm off to work with no leprechauns to bring to my first graders. On the island of Aran Islands, Inis Oirr, where the wedding was held, I managed to snap quite a few pictures of a leprechaun house. However, while sitting in the pony-cart taking us down the mountain from where the wedding was held, I realized all of my pictures but 11 were gone. The leprechauns stole my pictures! I am still in shock that all of the pictures from our incredible 3 day vacation are gone.
To make up for it I've written a short story about how the leprechaun stole my pictures and today I think my kiddos will paint their mental images (a reading strategy you must learn in first grade) of the story, to replace the ones the leprechaun stole.
teachable moment... teachable moment...? or, Truthfully, I just don't have any other plans for today.