Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Have you lost your rainbow?

Have you read the book "The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow" by Sean Callahan?  We created some rainbows this week!  In this story, the leprechaun is named Roy G. Biv.  We talked about the colors of the rainbow and the order of the colors using this leprechaun's name.  The little girl in this story has to help Mr. Biv build a rainbow by putting items into his hat that match these colors.  When he has something for each color a rainbow magically appears out of his hat.  This story inspired me to create this fun writing prompt and craft that goes along with the story.  

The students had to think of items that belonged to them that were a color of the rainbow and write about it.  In the story, the little girl had to place one item that was very special to her that she did not want to give up, but sacrificed in order to make the rainbow. At the bottom of the paper, the students had to tell me which item was the most precious to them and why.  Here is a student example.  I apologize for the pics. I took them with my iphone and they are just not very good.  

Here they are lined up in the hall:

I guess it's time to take my snowflakes down.  They are clashing with our spring writing!

The kids enjoyed coming up with items they would put in the hat and what item they would sacrifice.  I have included the writing page I used below.  The kids loved this book and as soon as I put it back on our seasonal shelf, they were fighting over who gets to read it again first.  

On another note, our super scientists have been going great!  I can't wait to paste some pictures and information about what awesome scientists we have in first grade.  Happy Wednesday!


  1. That sounds like an awesome book! I'll look into - thanks for the great activity to go with it as well!!!

    Sparkles, Smiles, and Student Teaching

  2. Love this! I have never heard of this book- it sounds so cute!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  3. I have never heard of this book... I must go google it!! :o) Cute, cute hats!

    Doodle Bugs Teaching
    Doodle Bugs Paper

  4. Funny! I just pulled down my snowflakes yesterday. With temperatures in the 80s for several weeks... I probably should have pulled them down earlier but kept holding out for a lil cool weather. =)


    PS cute projects. I'm so gonna create! Amanda at One Extra Degree had a few projects last year! Roy G Biv

  5. I put a link to your blog for this project! Come and check it out!

    Apples and ABC's

  6. Hello! I absolutely LOVE your site and ideas! Very creative. I've become a member to keep up with everything. Come see me sometime to see if there is anything you can use from my site. I'm a elementary veteran of 10 years but I'm teaching high school right now. Talk to you soon! :) Pam

  7. This is adorable and I am excited to have a new book to check out! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the *freebie*! =)

    Heather's Heart

  8. These are absolutely adorable! I am always on a hunt for a new art project to do each year and I love how much this one incorporates writing. Thanks!

    ~ Katie
    First Grade ABCs

  9. Love this! Pinned it! Gonna go buy the book.
    Thanks for the freebie.
    I'm your newest follower.
    Dragonflies in First

  10. Thank you for the St. Patty's idea. :) It is so adorable. I'll have to go out and find that book today. If you get a chance, I would love if you could stop by my first grade blog.

  11. What a cute project- thanks for sharing!

  12. Love your blog! I’m passing on an award to you even though you have been nominated before.
    Come over and see!
    Mrs Johnson’s First Grade

  13. I am one of your newest followers and your blog is AWESOME!

    Deb at Fabulously First

  14. Hey I am awarding you the Lovely Blog Award!! Come on over and check it out!!

    Miss J
    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

  15. This is super cute. I also have not read the book but it's on my list now!

    I just found your blog through pinterest and I'm so happy I did!

    I am your newest follower.

    Granny Goes to School


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