Last week the Whale classroom was filled with talk of wee leprechauns and their rascally ways. Students spent Thursday and Friday morning engineering traps and writing letters to the leprechauns that included concrete directions for how to successfully gain entrance to the trap.
After lunch the Whales entered the classroom to find it in a real state of disarray. The leprechauns had paid a visit! Chairs were tipped over, our writing station was torn apart and there was glitter everywhere (including the toilets!). As one Whale shared, "Those leprechauns may be small, but they sure know how to make a big mess!" Although no leprechauns stayed trapped long enough for us to talk with them, they did leave a pencil and a single chocolate coin for each student. What a happy St. Patrick's Day!