Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hunting for Leprechauns!

The morning began with an air of mystery and excitement. As I rushed into the gym to join my school's Running Club, I was greeted by 3rd graders anxious to know if our trap had worked. You see, this week my students have been busy devising plans for a trap to catch a leprechaun. We presented all the plans that were submitted and voted as a class on which one we wanted to try out. Lennox, the Leprechaun had already visited our class once this week and left a note wondering where our pot o' gold was. Now all we had to do was catch him and then we would be able to keep our gold as well!

We set the trap up using things that we had in our class- an ottoman and a ruler to prop the lid open. We also use fabric to create a "trail" leading to the gold. What we didn't expect to find when we walked in the door to our classroom was, well...a catastrophe...the pictures speak for themselves!

Admist the chaos that had apparently happened in the middle of the night, we fixed our eyes upon our trap. The lid was closed, which means that our trap had been triggered! We gathered around our trap and counted together, "1, 2, 3!!!" I lifted the lid, and what did we see? No, not a leprechaun! Instead the following note was left for us:

You tried to catch me and made mad, but magical powers I do have...
So I captured me gold and stole it back, so your teacher would have a Heart Attack!!

Our naughty leprechaun did leave us a gift. He scattered chocolate gold pieces for us to find.
As we picked up our classroom and put it back together, I passed out Lucky Charms to end our crazy adventure!


  1. Holy moly what a mess! Lol. How fun for the kiddos though! :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

    1. It was SUCH a mess! :) Totally distracting for me to be able to get anything else done, but wow what a memory for our class! Thanks for following! I can't wait to check out your blog tonight!

  2. That's so cute...they must have had a blast!!

    I sent you an email with a button I created for you. It is not the image you sent me since that one had a watermark on it. I decided to make you a temporary one in the meantime. You are allowed to not like it...hehehehe You won't hurt my feelings if you don't like the look.


    The 3AM Teacher

  3. I love my new button! A BIG THANK YOU goes to the amazing and wonderful Michelle at The 3AM Teacher!!!

  4. HOW FUN IS THAT? What a great way to start Spring Break!
    KUDOS to you for getting your "friends" so excited about Lennox the Leprechaun and having the courage to trash your room!

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  6. Jen, That is soooo cute and fun! Although, looking at the mess does make me twitch. Our leprechaun will visit after Spring Break. I am now following you and am so happy to have found you! =)

    I would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance. Happy Hump Day to you! =)

    Heather's Heart