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The Leprechauns UNDER the rainbow

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I´m sure you have probably heard of leprechauns. Especially around St. Patrick’s day. But do you know what they are there for? They’re short, they’re wrinkled, they didn’t even wear green originally. They’re leprechauns, the mischievous fairy-folk who have become one of the best known Irish symbols (for better or worse.) As you celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day by looking for your own pot of gold, shouldn’t you learn more about leprechauns – who already have pots of gold ripe for the taking?

It’s not all rosy cheeks and smiles with leprechauns. The original Irish fables portrayed the pint-sized creatures as ugly and mean. Leprechauns were shoe-makers who hid the money they made from their craft in pots hidden at the end of rainbows, according to Katharine Brigg’s “Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures.”

Leprechauns were originally depicted wearing red, not green. In “Legends and Stories of Ireland,” written in 1831, Samuel Lover describes their dress: “He wears a red square-cut coat, richly laced with gold, and the inexpressible of the same, cocked hat, shoes and buckles.”

The idea of wearing green was at 20th century invention, when it became used as a short-hand for everything Irish. The History of St. Patrick makes this point as well.

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Helping our Elders;)

This week we have finished the elevator pitch. My partner Mya and I are going to shoot it at the school green screen room in the library!We have worked on it at the lockers though. But the bad part was that it was really, really loud. So that is what we have accomplished.

I am a little nervous about it but for the most part I feel good. We are working on getting the final touches done but we are almost ready for the big craft visit!I feel pretty good about for the most part though. We have almost got 50 seconds done so far though! That is how I feel about it.

Our deadlines are pretty strict!The whole craft day is march 31! We are almost done with our video though!By this next week though we are doing the finishing touches on the craft prep. That is what most of our deadlines our, however we are feeling pretty good on it!

This week, we have had some issues. We called our mentor, but she did not answer! We left her a voice mail, but she currently has not called back. No biggie though, because we will just call her back next week. We had some complications on our video but they have been fixed. Those were our problems and how we solved them!

That is all for today but have a hopping time helping our elder!;)

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My accomplishments

Heyo people! So I have a LOT to talk about this week! So first of all, my partner Mya and I have started working on our elevator pitch videos and Max and Sadie were our celebrities! So it is quite interesting. Moving on, as you can probably tell our crafts are getting ready to go to the nursing home. We are continuing to film and we are working with Max’s group as well.

So far, I am feeling pretty good about this, but you know it is kind of nerve wrecking! The video is coming together, but it never seems like quite enough! Now, this video has to be 1-2 minutes long and we aren’t really sure how long it takes. It sometimes will take 1 minute to 1 minute 47 seconds.

By next week we are hoping to finish the video if not this week. That is our main deadline. We re planning on finishing the crafts preparation this week. Those is our main deadlines. So we are pretty much feeling good about our deadlines and finishing them ON TIME.

One of our main issues was when we tried to call our mentor she did not answer and she never called back but we are going to call her this week! Another problem that we overcame was who was going to be in our video. We figured that out though. One person that I forgot to mention was our resource officer that we used as a celebrity and we replaced Max with. So that is the rundown on my group! I hope to see you RIGHT HERE! Next week!

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