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Consonant Digraph Sh Shamrock Theme
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Alphabet
> Letter S & 
Consonant Digraph Sh
is for Shamrock

Colors > Green

Crafts > Friendship Shamrocks or Shawn the Shamrock

Holidays > March
*St. Patrick's Day (l7th) & Irish-American Heritage Month

Multicultural > Ireland

Science > Plants > Shamrock


Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present consonant digraph Sh with the topic of the shamrock.  Review related topics in the themes column.

Level: Kindergarten and first grade after the basic alphabet sounds have been mastered.

Plants > Shamrock Emblem of Ireland
The shamrock is a three-leafed  clover plant.  It is an Irish symbol, which according to legend was coined by Saint Patrick for the Holy Trinity, Traditionally, the shamrock is worn on the lapel on St. Patrick's Day. March 17th.

A "lucky clover", or four-leaf clover
is when a rare four leaflet occurs in a clover it is said to be lucky, and the leaves represent hope, faith, love and the fourth one, luck.  This variation is not a shamrock.

Online links above to Wikipedia.org

Consonant Sh Digraph Presentation:
Print the materials of your choice in the materials column.

Explain that when letter 'S' and 'h' "tag along together" they make the Sh sound.  Invite children to make the sound. 

Finger tracing > Trace the Sh's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the digraph.  Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.  

Pencil Tracing > On the handwriting worksheet, encourage the children to trace the dotted letters, and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the letter correctly.  During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

Coloring Activity > Encourage the children to color the image and focus on the color green.

Consonant Sh Activity Worksheet and Mini Book features four Sh words: shark, sheep, shepherd, shoes.   
This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of  program of activities to reinforce learning this digraph. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.             

You can also display other Sh coloring pages or even make a classroom book.  Visit Letter Sh Printable Materials and coloring pages to make your choice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw an color a shamrock behind the page.

2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw, and color a shamrock or fingerprint shamrocks and write digraph Sh.

Crafts > Shamrock Theme Crafts
1.  Friendship Shamrocks
2.  DLTK's Shawn the Shamrock


Printable Activities
Consonant Digraph Sh Shamrock


Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian
Standard


Consonant Digraph Sh coloring page
Tape a shamrock image next to the coloring page.


Sh Digraph Worksheet and Mini-Book
Available in D'Nealian and Standard block format


Drawing & Writing Paper: draw a shamrock & write Sh sh


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)


Shamrock theme coloring pages

Shamrock crafts
* Friendship Shamrocks
* DLTK's Shawn the Shamrock

*coloring and writing materials

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