Today we read a popular Irish Folktale by Tomie DePaola called Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato. In this story a lazy Irishman plants a magical potato seed that he gets from a leprechaun and it grows into an ENORMOUS potato.
After reading the story we did a creative writing/art project. We began by making our own ENORMOUS potato from a piece of brown construction paper. Then we used paper from the scrap box to turn it into a unique potato creation. By the time we were finished these were no ordinary potatoes anymore.
Then we finished up the project by writing about the potato character we created.
It is always so much fun to see how creative the kids can be. Check out these amazing potato creations!!! We are displaying them in the hallway until next week and then we will bring them home to share with you.