St. Paddy's was also supposed to be the last day of school before Spring Break, until snow day makeups got added onto our week. That would have been a nightmare day.
My solution for holidays when you need to keep them working and focused: History.com Webquests.
This activity would be great for ELA because of the research, critical thinking questions, and writing. It would also be great for Social Studies because they're learning the history behind a widely-celebrated holiday.
|Why not print out your work for the day on green paper?|
Green paper makes everything more fun.