Students in Michelle Richardson’s and Haley Robinson’s second-grade class at Saluda Elementary recently had quite an eventful day as a sneaky leprechaun left a surprise in the classroom just before St. Patrick’s Day.
The fun began when a leprechaun “destroyed” the classroom. Officer Perry arrived on the scene and noted that he saw a green flash on the school security cameras, but did not see any issues around the campus.
While cleaning up, the students found “magical leprechaun juice” that only students are allowed to drink. The label clearly said that if adults were to drink it, their feet would turn green!
While the teachers thought this was a joke, they proceeded to drink it. They quickly realized that the label was in fact not a joke as their feet turned completely green, leaving the second graders in complete shock.
After drinking the juice, class members and Officer Perry went on a scavenger hunt to find the leprechaun and his pot of gold. The scavenger hunt began to feel like a wild goose chase while walking back and forth across the school. The last clue led the group right back to the classroom, where they found snacks, gold coins and magical leprechaun dust.
After enjoying a quick snack, the students realized there were notes on their magical leprechaun dust that provided a simple direction – “just add milk.”
Fortunately, the teachers found some milk and added it to the magical leprechaun dust. Lo and behold, the dust turned green and even had gold nuggets inside! This allowed the students to review science standards about solids, liquids and gasses.
After mixing milk with the dust, students had the opportunity to taste the substance, but most were not a fan.
It was a magical day, and Saluda’s second graders had a heap of fun!