Monday, March 16, 2015

What was I thinking?

Today my students brought their leprechaun traps to school.  We carefully set them around the room after demonstrating them to the class.  Tomorrow morning with any luck we will have caught a leprechaun.  If we don't catch one, maybe we will just get him to drop his gold.
I've done this fun event most years.  All construction is done at home, and afternoon tomorrow the traps will be place in the hallway for a few days.  What I din't think about was the chance that my new principal will be dropping in some day this week for a formal observation.
I know from past experience the excitement of the day may cause kids to dash to a corner of the room because they've seen a leprechaun out of the corner of their eye.
I think I'll spend the rest of the night trying to find a good way to wrap this up into a really amazing writing lesson!
I may need a wee bit of good luck!


  1. I think - and hope - your principal will love, love, love this! Such engagement by the children. Love the image of the traps being set all around the room. Students will be racing in tomorrow morning! Here's hoping the traps are empty! Happy St. Patty's Day!

  2. That sounds like a lot of fun! Best of luck.

  3. Yes, good luck is in order. Special days are SOOO exciting. Your "he cut" line was perfect :)