My sweet, hilarious (best one-liners of ANYone. Hands down.), creative and lovely colleague Shelley (of Indoor Recess Bag fame) shared the Fraction Leprechaun a few years ago.
It was a hit!
But now, it's a copy of a copy of a copy. Blech.
So, I re-did it using the uber-talented Ashley Hughes' St. Patrick's Day clip art. Love her clip art. AND her. She's fab-dorable. And so's her work.
At any rate...every kiddo colors their leprechaun however they'd like.
Then they cut it vertically in half along the line going up the middle (it's kind of hard to see, but it's there).
They each KEEP their left half and swap their right half (the half with their smile) with a classmate.
Assemble it onto 9x12 construction paper.
Name their little Leprechaun & add their own names to the label.
This sample cracks me right up! The firstie who made this was QUITE sure that Leprechauns do NOT exist! Even wrote in both spots! Too cute!
You can also do it with fourths...
If you're so inclined, add a little glitter.
Glitter with first graders has been known to make me break out in hives so I probably won't. (Sorry, Greg!)
Maybe you'd like your sweethearts to do some writing about their leprechaun's adventures, too...
Three types of writing paper:
Plain, dashed & HWT-type lines.
I'm super excited to wake up tomorrow and hop onto Rafflecopter to pick a winner for the Life is Better With Friends Giveaway! Just a weensy bit of time left.
And - how cute is this linky? It's from Fifth in the Middle and a darling idea! Head on over to see who blogs from your state and link up, too!