Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today in our CLB Class we are studying celebrations. The Irish people came to Canada starting in the early 1800’s. Today there are over 4,000,000 Irish people living in Canada, scattered from the east to the west, with the majority of them living in Ontario.

For those who want to learn about the history of St. Patricks Day – both fiction and fable – check out these links to read about St. Patrick, and of course about the Leprechaun. When you go to the website link, you can also click on another link to listen to the story on Youtube and follow along with the text. Enjoy and Happy St. Patricks Day!

Don’t forget to listen to a bit of Irish music!

Old MacDonald Had a Farm Listening Exercise

Check out the video below and see if  you can remember the names and sounds of the animals on Old MacDonald’s Farm. Practice pronouncing the animal names as you listen.

Also, there is a phrase in the song that repeats over and over again that is good for practicing pronunciation of your vowels. The phrase goes like this:e i e i o.  Have fun as you listen and learn about farm animals.