Patrick totally thinks the St. Patrick’s Day parade is to celebrate him in this wonderful book by Elizabeth Lee O’Donnell. He has been to Patrick’s Day parade. People carry banners with his name and he just knows it is all for him. Knowing he is special fills him with joy. Patrick tries to treat everyone well and be the best boy he can be.
When his mom that he has been wrong about this and who the parade is really for, Patrick is filled with disappointment and anger. He doesn’t like being ordinary. He takes out his anger on the people he run into and they become worried about what has changed his behavior.
This book opened the door for a wonderful discussion with JDaniel about how we treat people and how we each of things that make us special.
What else did we do to explore this Patrick’s Day?
This was a fun way to walk through the book again and work on numbers.
Hair Gel Bag for Letter Writing
I have seen hair gel letter practice bags all over Pinterest. They are so easy to make. Literally it is hair gel mixed with food coloring in a ziplock bag. Our bag had layers of packing tapes on the seal to make sure that it stayed close.
JDaniel had the best time trying to make his letters. The gel moves freely and did make it hard to see some of the completed letters. It did give him practice in how to form the letters though.