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St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

St Patrick’s Day Lesson Plans

March 5 Deedee 3 min read

St Patricks Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. We love the book, Jaime O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola

St Patricks Day lesson plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March FREE Centers

st Patricks day lesson plans: St Patrick’s Day Reading Comprehension/Close Reading

We spent the week working on this fun book by Tomie DePaola.  It is a perfect book to get us in the mood for St Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

In addition to using this book as our close reading text, look how fantastic the illustrations work for writers workshop!   Students can notice the character’s expressions!

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Clearly, we can see how annoyed Mr. O’Rourke is and how Mr. O’Rourke seems to care little about her anger!  As writers, we can borrow this technique in our own writing!

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Here are few more gems from the book.   

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Retelling the Text

Students worked on retelling the text in order as a whole group.  You can find the retelling cards HERE.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

 

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Then the students create their own retelling strip.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Opinion Writing

Here are some precious opinion writing pieces that were sent to us by a teacher. (Insert heart eyes)

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included. St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included. St Patricks Day lesson plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March FREE Centers

St Patricks day lesson plans: Video

Sometimes, with a close read, it is nice to have a video to watch towards the end of the week.  This provides another example and model of fluent reading.

st patricks day lesson plans: Science, Math and More Lessons

In our Science, Math, and More lessons we explore potatoes.  Students spend several weeks recording their findings.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

We also have a few fun Jaime O’Roarke themed centers!  We have two levels of each activity so you can offer differentiation.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included. St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

 

st patricks day lesson plans: Music Videos for March

Here are the two sets of music videos for the month of March.

You can see set 1 HERE.  You can see set 2 HERE.  Because I have added QR codes to this set, they make a great listening center activity too!

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Differentiated Cube Activities

My students love these differentiated cubes.  Here are a few of the fun activities for March.

You can find the CUBES HERE.

You can find the activities HERE.

Students roll the cube to build and write sentences.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Students roll the cube to create a “Making 10” statement.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Students can roll the same cubes to create equations.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Here is a fun “L Blends” literacy activity.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Literacy Centers for March

Students work on identifying the vowel sound in these CVC words.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included. St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

This student is working on matching the sentence to the picture.  Then she will write the sentence.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

Lucky Irish Games

My students love these CVC games.  You can see it HERE.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

And this is an editable sight word game that my class enjoys.  Such a fun way to practice and master their sight words.  You can see this activity HERE.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

St Patrick’s Day No Prep Activities

Sometimes you need a quick activity, but don’t have time to prep them.  Here are few centers that are engaging, but you can just print and go!  You can see this set HERE.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

St Patricks Day lesson plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March FREE Centers

st patricks day lesson plans:  Craft

Here is the craft from our Jaime O’Rourke Guiding Readers set.

St Patricks Day lesson plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March FREE Centers

And I love this crayon resist art activity.  You can read more about it HERE.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

St Patrick’s Day Snack

Um… YUM!  Get in my BELLY!  You can read about this popcorn snack HERE.

St Patrick's Day Lesson Plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March Literacy Centers and Math Centers are included.

St Patrick’s Day Lesson Plans

Click on the image below to download a copy of my lesson plans with hyperlinks to their resources.

St Patricks Day lesson plans for Kindergarten. Jaime ORourke and the Big Potato by Tomie Depaola is featured in these close reading and reading comprehension lesson plans. Students respond to the text for deep comprehension. March FREE Centers

Have a GREAT week!

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