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st. patrick’s day fun fact lunchbox notes: and non-fiction reading

fun fact lunchbox love notesIt’s almost St. Patrick’s Day– a holiday that my family loves to ring in with rainbows, scavenger hunts, and lots of silly little- leprechaun fun.

But we also love to ring it in with a new batch of lunchbox love notes.

This time, the St. Patrick’s Day Lunchbox Love Notes were made with the help of my tiniest one: Cora.

She brought home a great little St. Patrick’s Day book from her media center last week, and it was perfect for us to use as the foundation for our newest lunchbox love notes: St. Patrick’s Day Fun Fact Love Notes.  Simple, interesting facts about this holiday, many written with the help of Cora.

Talk about some worthwhile non-fiction reading practice with some summarizing practice on the side!

Here’s the skinny. . .

  • St. Patrick’s Day Fun Fact Lunchbox Notes: Really, these started out with Cora bringing home St. Patrick’s Day, by Mari Schuh.

While Maddy was at gymnastics one afternoon, we read it together, and after every few pages, we stopped to talk about what she read.  We made personal connections–talking about what we like best about St. Patrick’s Day–and we made text-to-text connections, talking about how this book about St. Patrick’s Day was similar to the other books about St. Patrick’s Day we had at home.

st. patricks day fun fact lunchbox notes

This kind of casual connection-making is a great way of bringing non-fiction texts (or any text for that matter!) ‘home’ for kids.

Cora helped me pick out the best pieces from the book that she thought would make great lunchbox love notes–and I know that when she opens up  her lunch to read them, she’ll feel especially cool that she helped to ‘write’ them.

Check out a quick piece about why I love these lunchbox love notes–and lunchbox love notes in general:


st. patricks day fun fact lunchbox notes

 

st. patricks day fun fact lunchbox notes

Fun Fact Lunchbox Love Notes: some are easier for younger readers than others.

Here are the St. Patrick’s Day Fun Fact Lunchox Love Notes for you to download for your little loves’ lunches:
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And that’s it–just a fun little lunchbox love to ring in this favorite holiday of ours! If we can sneak in a wee bit o’ learning along the way, why wouldn’t we?

Have a fact I should have added? Let me know!

Check out these other great St. Patrick’s Day books to add a wee bit o’ reading for your lads and lassies:

 

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  1. One of my favs holidays ever!

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  2. My kiddos and I always love your lunchbox notes! Thanks for taking the time to put them together!

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    Holly
    04/03/2013
    • you got it, Holly! Thanks for reading, huge thanks for taking the time to write, and even bigger thanks for sharing ‘em if you like ‘em!

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  3. I love this idea! I am a huge fan of lunch notes. My mom used to write notes practically on a daily basis. I love the FACTS! Awesome. Thanks, Amy.

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    • Marnie! YOU are so welcome, my friend. Thanks for reading!

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  4. Thanks for the book recommendations. I’ve been looking for some good material on the real St. Patrick for my kids.

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  5. Thanks for the notes to download! Great ideas!

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