Wearing of the Green
Aileen Fisher

It ought to come in April,
or, better yet, in May
when everything is green as green-
I mean St. Patrick's Day.

With still a week of winter
this wearing of the green
seems rather out of season -
it's rushing things, I mean.

But maybe March is better
when all is done and said:
St. Patrick brings a promise,
a four-leaf-clover promise,
a green-all-over promise
of springtime just ahead.

It is March.
It is March.
Windy days,
Kites at play.
Leprechauns and shamrocks.
Leprechauns and shamrocks.
Spring is here.
Spring is here

Click here for a poster I made for this chant. Enjoy!


Never mind March, we know
You're not really mad
Or angry or bad.
You're only blowing the winter away
To get the world ready
For April and May.

March Wind

March wind is a jolly fellow;
He likes to joke and play.
He turns umbrellas inside out
And blows men's hats away.
He calls the pussy willows
And whispers in each ear,
"Wake up you lazy little seeds,
Don't you know that spring is here.

Winds Of March

Winds of March, we welcome you,
There is work for you to do.
Work and play and blow all day,
Blow the winter cold away.

Five Little Kites
One little kite in the sky so blue,
Along came another, then there were two,
Two little kites flying high above me,
Along came another , then there were three,
Three little kites, just watch how they soar,
Along came another, then there were four,
Four little kites, so high and alive,
Along came another, then there were five.
Five little kites dancing 'cross the sky,
What a sight to see, way up so high!

~Jean Warren

I often sit and wish that I
Could be a kite up in the sky,
And ride upon the wind and go
Whichever way I chanced to blow.

My Kite
My Kite is flying high.
Way up in the sky.
See it floating over the tree.
Floating, floating just for me.
What a pretty sight.
Hang on tight!

poem written by: Mrs. Bonzer's class '01~'02

March is an in between month,
When wintry winds are high.
But milder days remind us all,
Spring's coming by and by.

I'm A Little Leprechaun
I'm a little leprechaun
Dressed in green.
The tiniest little man
That you've ever seen.
If you catch me,
So its told,
I'll give you my
Pot of gold!

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is here, you see.
We'll pick some shamrocks, one, two, three.
We'll count the leaves and look them over,
And maybe find a four-leafed clover.
I'll sew green buttons on my vest,
Green for St. Patrick is the best.
I'll wear a green hat, very high,
And dance a jig--at least I'll try!


Near misty streams in Ireland
in the hollow of a tree
Live mystical, magical leprechauns
who are clever as can be
With their pointed ears,
and turned up toes and little coats of green
The leprechauns busily make their shoes
and try hard not to be seen.
Only those who really believe
have seen these little elves
And if we are all believers
We can surely see for ourselves.

Five Little Shamrocks

One green shamrock, in the morning dew;
Another one sprouted;
And then there were two.
Two green shamrocks, growing 'neath the tree,
Another one sprouted;
And then there were three.
Three little shamrocks, by the cottage door,
Another one sprouted;
And then there were four.
Four green shamrocks, near a beehive;
Another one sprouted;
And then there were five.
Five little shamrocks, bright and emerald green
Think of all the luck these shamrocks will bring.

Click on the first shamrock for a mini book I made for this poem. Enjoy!

The Leprechaun
(Tune: "The Muffin Man")

Oh, have you seen
a leprechaun,
a leprechaun,
a leprechaun,
Oh have you seen a leprechaun,
Who comes from Ireland?

Among the shamrocks
he may hide,
he may hide,
he may hide.
Among the shamrocks
he may hide,
so catch him if you can.

I'm a Little Shamrock
(Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot")

I'm a little shamrock,
See my leaves.
Count my petals,
If you please.
If you give me water
and lots of sun,
I'll bring you good luck and lots of fun!

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