Tonight I am in a hurry so this will be a short post. Tomorrow my class will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day. They have been working on St. Patrick's Day and Irish reading and writing stations the last 2 weeks. For a lot of it, they have to do some research. They have been loving it! The engagement is awesome and they are really learning so much. Tomorrow I am making corned beef and cabbage along with some potatoes for the whole 5th grade to sample. Another teacher is making Irish Soda Bread for them to taste. For our Fun Friday activities in 5th grade, there will be an Irish theme to them. In my room, students will be learning some simple Irish Jig steps. (I'm not sure simple will be simple enough for some of them...and that includes me!) We will also watch some of Riverdance so they can see some professionals. I am hoping after learning how coordinated you need to be with the simple steps, they will really appreciate watching the dancing in Riverdance! With all this stuff going on, I'm not sure I will be able to accomplish much else. I am just hoping we have outside recess tomorrow so they can go and burn off some of their excitement! Well, I am off to practice some "simple" jig steps and then I need to get the corned beef and cabbage ready to cook tomorrow morning! May the luck of the Irish be with you!