With St. Patrick's Day on a Sunday this year we were forced to come back to our classroom on Monday morning only to discover all the trouble the leprechaun had pulled over the weekend.
That tricky little green man had mixed up ALL of our word wall words- the word wall was a disaster! We had to go through each word and make sure it went to the right place- were all the A words in order? And the B words?
Then that sneaky little guy took all of our months of the year off the wall and mixed them up. We had to sing the Months of the Year song over and over again so we could make sure we got them back up on the wall in order.
After all that we discovered that he'd even mixed up all the dates on the calendar. We had to rearrange the numbers so that they were in the right order.
Good thing we're a class of problem solvers- that naughty leprechaun couldn't fool us! He may have left a problem, but we fixed it!
*I will shamelessly admit that I can't resist an opportunity for authentic learning and for a reason to teach and reinforce problem solving. My poor class.