The month of March is a fun month to teach. It starts with Read Across America and spring starts towards the end of the month. With so many fun and engaging March activities in between.
Read Across America
Every year National Education Association (NEA) hosts Read Across America Day. This usually takes place on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday (March 2nd). The NEA used to partner with Dr. Seuss but has recently they are promoting children to read a diverse range of books.
Although NEA has stepped away from promoting Dr. Seuss, teachers across America still celebrate his love of reading.
To continue though-out the entire year, NEA has created a calendar on their website. They feature 3 books each month (younger students, middle grades, and young adults). They give suggestions for discussions and activities to go along with each book.
St Partick’s Day
Social Studies: Learn about the history of St. Patricks Day. Discuss how things are the same and how they are different.
Math: Purchase lucky charms. Graph how many of each marshmallow is in each serving.
Science: Learn about rainbows and what creates rainbows.
Reading: Here are a few books that are great for St. Patrick’s Day.
How To Catch A Leprechaun
What I Would Do With A Pot Of Gold
Write a Limerick
STEAM: Create a leprechaun trap.
Physical Education: Learn an Irish Step Dance (youtube)
Another fun way to celebrate is to rearrange the furniture and hide golden coins around the room. When the students get back from lunch, PE, specials, etc. tell them that the sneaky leprechaun has made a mess of the room, but has also hidden some coins. Allow the children to receive one coin and sit back down at their seats.
The season of spring celebrates a fresh start. Here are some great activities that are spring-related.
Observe and record the signs of spring. Discuss and record the following:
Environment (trees, lakes, etc.)
March is also a great time to teach about plants, bug life cycles, water cycle, and rainbows.
Discuss animal behaviors and different holidays in spring.
Graph Weather Data
Sort, Count, and Graph Fruit Loops and/or Skittles (rainbow)
Spring Is In The Air
If you could go anywhere for spring break where would you go?
Describe a perfect spring day.
Describe the types of plants you would plant in a spring garden.
Use your senses to describe spring.
Sometimes we celebrate Easter in March and sometimes it is in April. So here’s a head start…
What do you want to tell the Easter bunny?
If I was the Easter Bunny I would…
Describe how to decorate an Easter egg
Describe an Easter Egg Hunt
Sort, count, and graph jelly beans
Use Dice in a see-through egg. Have students shake the egg and count the dots.
Rabbit Life Cycle
Dissolving Jelly Beans: Fill some mason jars with different types of liquid (vinegar, water, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Witch Hazel, etc.) Place jelly beans into the jars to see which liquid will dissolve the jelly bean first.
History of Easter
History of the chocolate bunny
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