Thursday, March 22, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

Last week, we read Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, which is an Irish folktale. It's about an Irishman who tricks the people in his village so he can continue to be lazy. After we read it, we made some crazy big potatoes of our own. 

Another fun St. Patrick's activity was watching some carnations turn green by using green water. First, we cut off the ends:

Then we added green food coloring. 
We left them overnight and in the morning, the carnations were green! 

On Friday, we also had the pleasure of being taught by the 7th and 8th graders.  They taught a religion lesson on the creation story. Here they are helping our class make pictures:
They'll be back again in April to teach the story of Daniel and the Lions' Den.  

Your child got a new memory work sheet for the month of April today.  We'll be memorizing the Lord's Prayer and Luther's morning prayer.  I'm guessing most of the kids already know the Lord's prayer, but I want to make sure everyone has it completely memorized. 

Report cards go home tomorrow for the third quarter!

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