Lucky the Leprechaun
This PreK-2 lesson kit includes a PDF script that prepares students for storytelling, instructional videos, and assessment guidelines for math and oral language. Lucky the Leprechaun never knows if his luck will be growing or shrinking when he strolls through the countryside checking on his pots of gold. The story’s voices, facial expressions, and gestures help kids make meaning of number patterns. Increasing and decreasing patterns are introduced through child-centered humor and play.
You’ll follow the script and watch the accompanying videos to learn how to tell this mathematical tale to your students. You’ll discover how to animate small toys and simple objects while you tell the story. And you’ll learn how to help students draw story maps that demonstrate their comprehension of both the story and the underlying math concepts.
This Toy Story is used to teach growing and counting patterns with Pre-K and Kindergarten children. Change the coins in Lucky’s pots of gold and teach doubles patterns, place-value patterns, and 100’s-chart patterns to grade 1-2 students. Repeat this story multiple times, changing the coins in the pots, and watch your students’ ability to analyze patterns explode!
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