It’s time to start planning for March! You probably have ideas in place for major holidays, so here are a few other ideas connected to holidays and events in March to get your creative juices flowing.
March is Women’s History Month
March 8th is specifically International Women’s Day and International Working Women’s Day and March 10th is Harriet Tubman Day. Have students create presentations and trading cards for women who have been overlooked by history. You can also use the bookmark template to create informational treats you can print and share by leaving in the media center at the checkout counter!
Check out the Women's History Month ideas for Wixie page for more samples, lesson plans, and tweets from Wixie using classrooms!
March 10th is International Awesomeness Day
In the thick of testing season, students often need a reminder that they are awesome and in the words of this silly holiday's creator "No one's perfect, but everyone can be awesome." Celebrate the awesomeness of students (as well as teachers, administrators, staff and volunteers) at your school by creating ecards to you send to another student to share how they are awesome. You could also use Wixie to capture images of acts of awesomeness and then print and display posters around your school showing someone “Caught Being Awesome."
March 20 is the Vernal Equinox
You and your students are hopefully already seeing signs of spring like crocuses coming out of the ground or sighting your first robin. This is a great time to thing about changing seasons or animal life cycles.
Check out the spring ideas for Wixie page for more samples, lesson plans, and tweets from Wixie using classrooms!
March 21 is World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day is also in March, March 21st to be exact. Wixie includes templates with poetry forms. You might also consider having them create visual poems of their writing or others. Using the audio record tool to have the students read their poem will help them with the cadence of poetry.
March 22 is World Water Day
In 7th grade I won a school wide writing contest on Water Conservation. While essay-writing is important, have students transform the information and argument in their essays into a much more exciting Water Conservation Public Service Announcement or infographic.
March 23 is National Puppy Day
This day is actually celebrated every day in my house (my puppy Chewie is laying at my feet right now). Have students share their favorite tips on training or taking care of puppies and new pets to create a class how-to book.You can also combine this with poetry to have students write a poem about their favorite puppy.
Move beyond filling in the bubbles and make March exciting with projects that have students think and create!