Monday, October 10, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Bulletin Boards


Above, Irish Potato Plots. Below, Essays about folklore

      Above a funny little leprechaun hugs a sack of potatoes in the top bulletin board. My mother then wrote about facts surrounding the Irish potato famine on each potato. In the example below an old-fashioned potato man adorns the second bulletin board. Children then wrote essays about Irish celebrations and colored mythical little leprechauns to decorate their project. Teachers can use holidays to teach the history of folklore or of the people most associated with a selected holiday. These kinds of visual connections between holiday themes and social studies or the teaching of classic literature help young students to understand the meanings behind the images used during holiday celebrations.

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