Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Pick 3 Pinterest Linky

Well, March has arrived and leprechauns are definitely lurking. My students are making plans for leprechaun traps, while {sadly} I am making plans for the state test. Booooo. Does anyone else feel the stress? Every year, around this time, I remind myself not to succumb to the pressure. I give myself permission to occasionally set aside the test prep. I simply refuse to let this test suck the joy out of my teaching.

Once again, I am linking up with Inspired Owl's Corner, Pawsitively Teaching, and Just Reed for the March Pick 3 Pinterest Party! Come join the fun!


Here are the March pins that I am currently writing into my lesson plans!


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Doesn't this look like a great way to promote critical thinking on St. Patrick's Day? The students design and build bridges out of pennies! The bridges are supposed to be at least 3 centimeters in length and should stand for a minimum of ten seconds. That sounds like the perfect blend of holiday fun, plus science and math to me!


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Now this idea is just good, old-fashioned fun! My class is quickly approaching a class reward and these "Minute to Win It" games might be the perfect bribe incentive to reach our goal! You should definitely check out the Creating Readers and Writers blog for more information about each game. Her photographs are so wonderful.


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Have you seen these shrunken hats?!? I had this one pinned last year but decided that it was too risky an endeavor since my daughter was a student in my class. I couldn't figure out how to pull it off without blowing my cover. I am definitely going to make it happen this year! Click on that picture to find out how to surprise your students with some magical leprechaun hats. 

If you are looking for some more March inspiration, check out what others have picked for the month of March! The March Pick 3 Pinterest Linky is open through the end of the month. All are invited to link up below and join the party!


6 comments:

  1. I love everyone of your pins and repined them! I got side tracked trying to find out what the legend of the shrunken hat! Do you know what it is? Thanks! :)

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    1. Hello Inspired Owl! I bought the product last year on TPT and it includes a cute little poem that explains the legend. Krissy Miner from Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business created it herself. Basically, it says that a leprechaun will shrink the hat if they have been good. They decorate it and leave it on their desk and the next day it will fit a leprechaun! :-)

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  2. I got so excited about your fun pins that I forgot to say thank you for sharing and linking up with us!

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  4. Hi Chrissie! I really love your pins this month! Thank you for the great ideas! I am going to have to make those hats!
    Michele
    <a href="http://tripletheloveingrade1.blogspot.com”>TripletheLoveInGrade 1</a>

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  5. I also love your pins for the month! They're all things I can just pop into a lesson or some down time. I especially like the penny bridge idea. Couldn't be more simple but requires lots of thought...my favorite type of activity! Have a great week :)

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