(MARCH, 2022)—Valley Stream UFSD 13 students were busy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17. This day is filled with fun, parades, and celebrations, and students in Valley Stream UFSD 13 took the opportunity to reflect on what makes them lucky.
Howell Road Elementary students participated in a school-wide St. Patrick’s Day project. Student Council leaders spoke to their fellow classmates about how to complete their St. Patrick’s Day reflection activity. Howell Road students reflected on what makes them feel lucky, created a four-leaf clover poster, and wrote down their thoughts. The posters are hanging all around the school to continuously remind them how lucky they are.
Wheeler Avenue Elementary students honed their reading skills by reading How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace. They discussed what strategies they might use to catch a Leprechaun. The students also used their STEM skills to craft a leprechaun trap using materials such as a paper bowl, construction paper, tape, and scissors. Before building their traps, students wrote instructions on how to build a trap on their paper leprechaun activity sheet.
Willow Road Elementary students participated in a fun activity inspired by Lucky Charms cereal. The students cut out shapes matching the Lucky Charms and created their own paper cereal bowl. After, students reflected on what makes them lucky and wrote it down on their “Cereal-sly Lucky” paper worksheet. Willow Road students had a great time drawing and coloring in their leprechaun posters and crafting a green paper leprechaun hat.
James A. Dever Elementary students went all out wearing green and even coloring their hair! Students drew large four-leaf clovers and in the center wrote what makes them lucky. In the spirit of green, students read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. During their Innovation Lab sessions, students continued their celebration of St. Patrick’s Day by using their creativity to craft green paper leprechaun hats and turn shamrocks into leprechauns.