St. Patrick's Day How to Make Leprechaun Punch



March?!?  Seriously, how is it already March?  This year is flying by!
I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things to do for St. Patrick's Day.
It doesn't get any better than Leprechaun punch and Leprechaun glyphs!
YUMMY and ADORABLE!

In Unit 3 of our Writing Through the Year unit we teach students the process for Procedural (How-To) Writing, and throughout the year we continue to work on How-To pieces to record our experiences as a class.  First, we talked about the ingredients that I brought in and we decided as a class the best order to add the ingredients to our cup. 





The students each create their own Leprechaun Punch. 


We created our How-To Make Leprechaun Punch chart using Interactive Writing.  I love using Interactive Writing because it is the perfect time to apply the phonics chunks and spelling patterns that we've been learning, sentence structure and conventions. *Note: We didn't complete the chart in one sitting.  As soon as the little sweeties start getting antsy we stop and pick back up whenever we have a few extra minutes during the day.

 Then, the following day students wrote their own How-To.  They can use our chart as a reference or have a go on their own.





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