Friday, March 16, 2012

We Set a Trap

It was a very busy day at StrongStart this moring.
Many families joined us for St. Paddy's day fun.
The art table was busy with children painting pots for gold.
Beautiful pots for gold
 waiting at the end of our rainbow.
At story time we read "Twas the Night Before St. Patrick's Day".
A story about Tim and Maureen's (gotta love the name)
adventure one St. Patrick's day.
Rumours were spreading that a Leprechaun might sneak into our school today.
So we set a trap that we borrowed from one of our big buddies
We set the trap with pieces of gold
before leaving the room to go to gym 
But when we returned, the trap was sprung.
We found a tiny little note and a tiny little hat
 full of gold dust.
After reading the note I surprised the children 
by sprinkling them with the gold dust.
The rest of the morning I overheard conversations
about Leprechauns.
"I think he took my frog."
"The dinosaurs scared the Leprechaun away."
"Do you think he'll come back?"
As the children headed home they picked up their pots 
and were surprised to see gold in them.
Corn pops for gold.

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

Enjoy all the magic that St. Patrick's Day may bring.

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Oh were my eyes smiling this morning.
And so were many more.
 They twinkled more when we did the Shamrock Pokey.
 You put your shamrock in, you put your shamrock out, 
you put your shamrock in and you shake it all about.
 You do the Shamrock Pokey and turn yourself around.
 And that's what it's all about.

Today was all about smiling and having a magical time.