Books Teachers Love: Green Shamrocks

I know you may  be knee deep in presidents day learning, 100th day celebrations and pink and red hearts right about now, but it's never too early to start planning ahead for next month! My friends and I are sharing our favorite March Read Alouds to help inspire some great ideas for your lesson plans.

I absolutely love Eve Bunting's books and my book pick this month does not disappoint.
In this book Rabbit grows shamrocks to wear for the St. Patrick's Day Parade when they suddenly go missing! He searches everywhere for them and luckily finds them just in time for the parade.
Green Shamrocks is the perfect story for discussing story elements in Kindergarten because the story line is simple and the problem/solution are easy to identify.
I also like to use the story as inspiration for writing about what they would wear to a St Patrick's Day Parade.  You could even have students make their creations and have a classroom or school parade to show off their ideas!
Some of my other favorite St. Patrick's Day activities include retelling with There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

KWL charts and non fiction writing about our learning from St. Patrick's Day by Anne Rockwell, 
And my favorite part? Making a few craftivities to accompany our writing projects.

You can find all of these St Patrick's Day activities, along with many more here in my Read & Respond: St Patrick's Day Pack.
If you are feeling lucky then don't miss out on your chance to win Green Shamrocks and 3 other great March picture books! I have activities for 3 out of the 4 books included in my pack above, so you'll be all set for March!
And don't forget to check out the other books and teaching ideas for 11 more perfect March read alouds. Take a peek and check some planning off your to do list!

1 comment

  1. My goodness you are a wealth of March read aloud resources! Thanks for sharing all the festive ideas. :)


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