leprechaun craft inspired by pinterest and other random things...

So yesterday my mom wonderful mom helper painted my sweet firsties hands to do this cute leprechaun craft.  I added some lucky writing and I'm all set.  I added some raffia - raffia just makes anything look cuter. LOL
Here are some other fun things:  pointers for reading groups.  The word detectives are pipe cleaners shaped like magnifying glasses.  We look for vocab or sight words during our picture walk and I can quickly see who can find/read them.  One of my students shaped some of them into hearts though. ( silly girl )

'hunting for sight words'
fake nail pointer
Halloween witchy pointers



working on counting coins with our doc camera
Now off to P90X 2 -- it's calling my name.(sort of) LOL

P.S.  Head on over to Lindsey's blog - The Teacher's Wife to see her amazingly adorable new St. Patty's day activity!

The Teacher Wife

27 comments

  1. I love using different reading pointers. I always check the $1 bins at Target and craft stores for holiday themed stir sticks. They work great!
    Bobbie

    http://thedailycupcake-akindergartenblog.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love your leprechauns!!!
    Becky- http://teachinglearningloving.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thanks for sharing all your cute ideas! Love them, and I bet your kids do too!

    Melanie
    First Grade Brain Sprinkles

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  4. thanks for the shout-out vicky! you are too sweet! :)

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  5. Hi Vicky, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find you. Now I'm your new gfc follower. The little Leprechaun handprints are so cute and the pointers would make reading and learning so much more fun.

    Thanks for leaving me blushing tonight with your sweet words. They were such a pick-me-up and couldn't have come at a better time.

    Hope you have a great nights sleep.
    Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute♥

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  6. Hi Vicky,
    Thanks for stopping by our blog and becoming a follower! I am now a follower of your blog too! I love your word detective pipe cleaners! Very cute!
    Theresa

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  7. Hey Vicki thanks for the comment and being my newest follower! Now I'm your newest follower! Thanks again!

    Simone @busyasahoneybee.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the leprechauns and pointers! So cute!
    ~Jada
    Daisy Days for Learning

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  9. Just found your blog! Super cute! I pinned this activity also and plan to do it next week! Gotta love pinterest! I'm your newest follower!

    Stacy
    Mrs Johnson’s First Grade

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  10. Cute leprechaun!!! And that is great you try to do at least 2 pinterest-inspired ideas a month! I'm making that my new goal! :)

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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  11. Vicky! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love yours and just signed up as a follower!
    Ruth

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  12. Hi there, Vicky!
    Thanks for stopping by blog and leaving your comment. We teachers are such great encourager, aren't we? I love your blog too and have already gleaned some awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing. By the way, read the post from Monday...uh ...Yes! I think tutorials for ALL of those ideas mentioned would be fabulous! Go get'em girl!

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  13. Thanks for checking out my blog. I have been a follower of yours!!

    Marcy @ http://marcysundling.blogspot.com/

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  14. I like the leprechaun! And the fingernail pointer made me giggle :)

    Michelle
    Apples and ABC's

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  15. I love your hunting for sight words with the pipe cleaners! CUTE!

    Judy

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  16. Thanks for being a follower. I have been a fan of your website for years!!! You amaze me with your teaching abilities!

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  17. I love the pointers. The teacher's wife activity is too cute! I printed it out last night in the hopes I can use it with my new class (if I get the job!)

    Misty
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  18. Great ideas!! I love the detective pipe cleaners:)

    Corinna

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  19. I completely agree on the raffia! Love those Lepruchans!

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  20. Way to go with the P90x! I recently posted about fitness and the lack of time for it in this all-consuming job. I started boot camp last week and am truly feeling the effects of the intensity by 1pm! I'm cheering you on!!

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  21. I love hand and foot prints! I've made I am not lost pointers by using wiggly eyes at the end of a craft stick, too! I love your fingernail approach! I am your 301st follower. Thanks for all you share!!

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  22. I love the hand print leprechauns! Thanks for following me on my blog.

    I am excited to look around your blog and get some good ideas.

    http://modernkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  23. Omg! Those st. paddy's handprints are adorable! I love your blog. New follower :) Come check me out for some math ideas!

    Sarah
    funintitlemath.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow! Thanks for stopping by little blog Vicky --- and all the way from California! :) I am impressed to see your blog! You have so many great ideas and you've only been posting since February! :) I'm featuring you on my blog next post. Hehe love the nail pointer.

    Best,
    Cortney

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  25. Hi! I told you I would become a follower!!! Great blog! Can't wait to see what comes next! :)

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