Our wonderful PTO made this awesome bulletin board!
We started off the month of March with our school-wide Read Across America event. This is a special day where important people from our community join us to share and celebrate reading!
Principal Smith kicks off the celebration!
Roseann Sdoia, Boston Marathon Bombing survivor, was our special guest speaker this year!
Mrs. McCarthy, our Reading specialist, Roseann Sdoia and Principal Smith
Lots of special readers ready to read to Brookside students.
Showing the way for our guest readers.
The Canaligator and Rowdy greet the students as they leave the assembly!
My sister, State Representative Colleen Garry, read to our students on the following Monday as she was unavailable to attend on Read Across America Day.
This was the special book that was purchased this year for each classroom and read by each guest reader.
Since she had to come another day, Rep. Garry stayed extra long to read TWO books to our class and answer lots of questions!
But that wasn’t the only special visitors we had this month! We had a PTO sponsored storyteller named Tony Toledo come to share his storytelling skills with us!
But the craziest visitors we had were from Ireland!
At first things were a little unusual.
Irish books were left out with Irish stamps as a bookmark and a piece of leather???
Mrs. Riordan’s leprechaun decoration kept moving to different locations around the classroom.
And it appears they had a messy tea party while we weren’t here!
Then they got into even more mischief! Check it out!
They stacked up our library chairs and hung stuffed animals, puppets and dinosaurs all over them!
Samil noticed that they stacked up our computer stools and topped it off with our globe!
We knew that we had to do something to stop the madness. Eight creative and resourceful children made leprechaun catchers to try to capture the little mischief makers.
We can’t figure out how they managed to move all those chairs!
This is what we found on Monday morning March 18th! Those leprechauns not only weren’t caught….they had made a real mess of our classroom AND had stolen from all the leprechauns catchers! And then on Monday afternoon, our school secretary, Mrs. Treska, called our classroom and said that she heard a tiny man’s voice…and saw a small green hat… before he disappeared….leaving this for our class. And underneath the gold candies, we found all the things the leprechauns had stolen from the catchers!
Maybe they aren’t so bad after all!
Chloe holding the pot of gold left for us!