St. Patrick’s Day takes place on March 17th – a day that is rapidly approaching! St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and in the United States and elsewhere around the world, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by wearing a lot of green clothes and – for those who are old enough – drinking a pint of Guinness!
Here’s a bit of trivia for you – did you know that St. Patrick was not Irish? He was a Romano-Briton who was captured by Irish raiders and arrived in Ireland a slave. He is celebrated for the missionary work that he did in Ireland and was instrumental in bringing Christianity to the Irish.
Common Core activities for March
St. Patrick’s Day takes place in the middle of March, so why not lead up to the holiday by practicing math and literacy skills aligned with the Common Core State Standards? Here are four packets for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, with worksheets and activities aligned with the Common Core standards, per grade level, for mathematics and English language arts. The artwork and stories within these booklets are original and created by ourselves.
Common Core standards: 1.RI.1, 1.RF.4, 1.W.2, 1.L.1, 1.L.2, 1.L.3, 1.L.4, 1.L.5, 1.OA.1, 1.OA.2, 1.OA.4, 1.OA.5, 1.OA.6, 1.OA.7, 1.NBT.1, 1.NBT.2, 1.NBT.3, 1.NBT.4, 1.NBT.5, 1.NBT.6, 1.MD.1, 1.MD.2, 1.MD.3, 1.G.3
Common Core standards: 2.RI.1, 2.RF.4, 2.W.2, 2.L.1, 2.L.2, 2.L.3, 2.L.4, 2.L.5, 2.OA.1, 2.OA.2, 2.OA.3, 2.NBT.2, 2.NBT.3, 2.NBT.4, 2.NBT.5, 2.NBT.6, 2.NBT.7,, 2.NBT.8, 2.MD.5, 2.MD.6, 2.MD.7, 2.G.2, 2.G.3
Common Core standards: 3.RI.1, 3.RI.4, 3.RF.4, 3.W.2, 3.L.1, 3.L.2, 3.L.5, 3.L.6, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.6, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.8, 3.NBT.1, 3.NBT.2, 3.NBT.3, 3.NF.1, 3.NF.2, 3.NF.3, 3.MD.1, 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7
Common Core standards: 4.RL.1, 4.RL.4, 4.RF.4, 4.W.2, 4.W.4, 4.L.1, 4.L.2, 4.L.5, 4.L.6, 4.OA.4, 4.OA.5, 4.NBT.1, 4.NBT.2, 4.NBT.3, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5, 4.NBT.6, 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 4.NF.3, 4.NF.4, 4.NF.5, 4.NF.6, 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 4.MD.3, 4.MD.7, 4.G.2, 4.G.3
I hope you have a fantastic month of March. And when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, I hope that you and your students have a green day!