Monday, March 17, 2014


I journeyed to  
The rainbow’s end                    
And found not gold,
But you, my friends!

Thanks for being my friends! You might not find the leprechaun’s pot of gold today, but friendship is better than silver or gold! We used to sing a song in Brownies that went like this:
     Make new friends,
     But keep the old.
     One is silver and
     The other’s gold.

The song reminds me of how I try to keep the “old” songs, stories, rhymes, and games alive for you and children. You also have to make friends with “new” technology and standards. Embrace the “new”, but keep your feet grounded in the “old.”

Here’s a leprechaun’s magic wand to make with your kiddles today. Take a square sheet of paper and color on all four sides as shown. Turn over and start at one corner and roll up tightly. Tape the end. Taaa daaa! 

*Use the magic wands as pointers to track words, count on the hundreds chart, find details in pictures, etc. Children could also write stories about what they would do if they had a magic wand.