Friday, March 16, 2012

A spotlight on school projects! Happy Irish Soda Bread Day!

Happy 'almost' St. Patrick's Day.

Today's blog post is about my son's unusual March school projects.

In Kindergarten, DJ had to make a Leprechaun trap.

It was pretty cool. The Leprechaun would be tempted to follow the gold coins and end up under the basket. There was a bit of string attached to the stick and if you pulled it, voilĂ , one trapped Leprechaun.

Its a good thing we took pictures of it because the Leprechaun (aka 'The Kindergarten Teachers') trashed all the traps so they wouldn't get caught.

Yep. Still bitter.

This year, First Grade, the kids had to create a story about the Lepretater. He's a hybrid.
Yes. That is a real potato under all that felt. The story that DJ came up with was very cute. 

French Fry Man finds Gold!
Once upon a time a Leprechaun ran so fast that his clothes flew off and landed next to a regular old potato. The potato's name was French Fry Man and he put on the clothes. Then he saw a rainbow. French Fry Man followed the rainbow all the way to the pot of gold. He gave the gold to his potato friends. The End. 

I'm not sure I would be that generous with my pot of gold. DJ had to write all this in a report and illustrate the whole thing. My son has now been published before me.

At least this project came back in one piece!

Tomorrow we head to the firehouse for the 14th Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner at my husband's fire company. I'll be working this year but it's still a lot of fun with some really great food.

Irish Soda Bread. Thank you, Ireland.

Although, this website will tell you what we are eating is 'cake' not traditional bread.

Where do you spend St. Patrick's Day?


  1. They destroyed his first project? That is so wrong! It was really cool.

  2. She had no right to trample the trap. She could have tripped right past it. I was not happy in that classroom that day. However, the kids were very excited that the Leprechaun had been there.

  3. Great job, DJ on your Irish Mr. Potatohead.

  4. Alex - Yeah. It wouldn't have been so bad if they had told us they were going to wreck them. It came home in pieces in a plastic bag.

    Suz - I know. DJ did think it was cool. But, he didn't have as much invested in it. :)


  5. cant believe they destroyed all that hard work! awesome trap!
    isnt kindergarten fun!

  6. Tara - My family keeps telling me that I need to get over it.


  7. I spent it at home with my husband sipping shots of Silver PATron in celebration. Get it? St. PATty's Day, Silver PATron... Okay, it was a stretch. But we had good reason to celebrate.


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