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St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning Unit Study Lessons

This unit study includes lessons and printables based on the book St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting.

Here are some sample lessons from the St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning Unit Study.

Geography: Ireland
Our story takes place in Ireland. Ireland is known as the “Emerald Isle” and it is the third largest island in Europe. Find it on a map and show your student.

A map of Ireland is provided in the printables section. Encourage your student to label it.

The name Ireland derives from the name Éire with the addition of the Germanic word land.

Capital: Ireland’s capital is Dublin

Official languages: English and Gaelic

Climate: Ireland has a cool, often-cloudy climate.

Flag: Ireland’s flag is made of three equal-sized rectangles of orange, white and green. (The green is by the flagpole.) The green color on the flag represents the native people (most are Roman Catholic) of Ireland. The orange color represents the British supporters (most are Protestant) of William of Orange who settled in Northern Ireland in the 17th century. The white in the center of the flag represents peace between these two groups of people.

A flag of Ireland is provided for your student in the printables section.

If you want, make a “wee flag” like the one Mrs. Simms gives to Jamie. Make some green sashes to wear and wave your flag as you march to some Irish music in your own St. Patrick’s Day parade at home!

Math: Graphing with Jellybeans
Give your student about 50-60 jellybeans of different colors (less for younger students).

If your child (or one of your children) is very young, they may enjoy simply sorting the jelly beans by color and counting the total of each color with you.

Directions for the Tally & Graph Activity: Give student a pile of jellybeans. Have student sort the jellybeans. Add tally marks in the boxes of the corresponding jellybean colors. You may need to demonstrate how to make a bundle of tally marks. After the student has counted all of the jellybeans, show her how to use the information to graph the first color. Encourage student to continue with the other five.

You can grab a copy of the entire St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning Unit Study and Lapbook in an easy-to-print file at the end of this post.

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning Printables

In addition to the unit study lessons, this file also includes these mini-books for your student to create a St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning Lapbook:

  • Map of Ireland
  • Flag of Ireland
  • Shamrock
  • Jelly Bean Sorting and Graphing Activity Pages
  • I Spy Green Scavenger Hunt
  • Five Senses Chart
  • II Corinthians 9:7 Copywork Page
  • Half-Way-Up Sweet Shop Math Activity

How to Get Started with Your St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning Unit Study & Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning Unit Study:

  1. Buy a copy of the book, St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning, or borrow one from your local library.
  2. Print the St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning unit study.
  3. Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
  4. Choose and prepare the lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
  5. Enjoy a week of learning with St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning.

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St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning Unit Study

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