Books and Brackets Blog Hop

Are you excited about a fun March and blog hop full of fun?!  The Books and Brackets Blog Hop hosted by Jackie from Neat, Sweet, and Hard to Beat is chock full of fun!  Welcome to Reading Toward the Stars as we roll through March.

One of the best parts of March is the fun holiday of St. Patrick's Day. Since my favorite color is green, I so enjoy wearing some of my favorite green clothes, along with some bling. And leprechauns are just so much fun and cute!

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A favorite book of mine for St. Patrick's Day is That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting.
In the book,  three leprechauns, Boo, Col, and Ari have to go on a mission to put the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  They all say they will go on the journey and make no mischief, but the problem is that the leprechauns cannot stay out of mischief.  It all starts when they paint the cow's hooves red and continues on from there.  The story leaves the reader wondering if they will put the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  The children will love the story and laugh along the way at the three mischievous leprechauns!

I have created a fun freebie for you that will make St. Patrick's Day full of learning! After reading the book to your students, you can use the activities to work on sequencing and writing skills. There are two levels of sequencing skills ~ one where students fill in their own shamrocks with events from the story and one where students put the events of the story in order.

There are also two writing pages where students can write their own stories about something else leprechauns might do. One page is for younger students and one for older students.

I hope you are enjoying the freebies on the blog hop.  Now hop on over to my store to grab this freebie! Click {here} or on the picture below to grab it!

And don't forget to enter the giveaway to win your own copy of That's What Leprechauns Do.

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And enter to win a TPT gift card from all of us!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day,and I hope the mischevious leprechauns stay out of your way!


  1. This book sounds adorable! What student doesn't love a book about some mischievous leprechauns? Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

    Neat Sweet & Hard to Beat

  2. I just picked this book up from the library yesterday to read with my students and, ironically, you're posting about it today. Great timing! Thanks for providing a freebie to accompany the book, Andrea. I love all you do!
    Literacy Loving Gals

  3. This book looks great! I don't have it so I will have to add it to my list of books to check out! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Sliding into First!

  4. This looks like a super cute book. Yet another added to my wish list. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Luv My Kinders

  5. I had purchased this book earlier this month :) I love it!! Wishing you all the best!


  6. This book looks cute!!! Adding it to my wish list :)

  7. Hi Andrea! I have this book. I'm excited to download your That's What Leprechauns Do freebie to use with the book. Thanks so much!
    First Grade Schoolhouse


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