Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen Embraces St. Patrick’s Day

March 28, 2024

Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen students recently celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a day filled with fun and engaging classroom activities. From creative writing prompts to colorful art projects,  students immersed themselves in the spirit of the holiday and embraced traditions associated with St. Patrick’s Day. 

As part of the celebration, students at Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen participated in a variety of classroom activities and lessons that highlighted the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. The students engaged in a writing prompt where they shared why they consider themselves lucky, allowing them to reflect on the positive aspects of their lives and express gratitude. Additionally, students showcased their artistic talents by coloring in their bowl of Lucky Charms. The cereal artworks sparked creativity and added a touch of whimsy to the classroom environment, enhancing the festive atmosphere of the day. 

Furthermore, students delved into the cultural significance of St. Patrick’s Day by learning about the history and traditions associated with the holiday. Through interactive lessons and discussions, students gained a deeper understanding of the origins of St. Patrick’s Day and the customs that are observed during this special time of year. To add to the excitement, students explored the world of leprechauns by crafting leprechaun faces and engaging in activities centered around the famously mischievous creatures. They read stories such as Silly McGilly and How to Catch a Leprechaun to enhance their knowledge and imagination, sparking their creativity and a sense of wonder. 

One of the highlights of the celebration was the crafting of leprechaun traps, where students put their engineering and problem-solving skills to the test to catch the elusive leprechauns. The hands-on activity not only promoted teamwork and critical thinking but also added an element of adventure to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities.