St. Patrick’s Day is another very special and fun tradition for the children. A few school days prior to St. Patrick’s Day the teachers will briefly share with the children about this special day in Ireland. A legend of a potential pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow along with Leprechauns looking for the pot of gold will be discussed – could it happen?
In most of the classes, children will design and build “traps” to see if they can catch any Leprechauns that might be looking for pots of gold. The traps are not to cause any harm, only to capture safely to see what a Leprechaun may look like. The children enjoy building various structures in celebration of this day. The Pre-kindergarten children enjoy thinking of ways to make their “traps” work – they become very scientific and imaginative in their work.
In past years the majority of the mischief typically occurs the night before and in the early hours on March 17; we never know what we will find upon arriving to school. Often there are notes left from “the visitors” for the children to read of various activities or mischief that took place.
On Friday, the 17th, the children will be amazed as the school is transformed into a wonderland of mischief and fun. If your child does not attend school on Fridays, we encourage you to take the time to arrive at 8:45 and walk through the entire school. Some parents have described St. Patrick’s Day as one of their favorite traditions at Heartworks.