Welcome March! Welcome Spring!
In celebration of March & Spring — find these resources in our newsletter: Spring Equinox, Women’s History Month, National Nutrition Month, St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Savings Time and more.
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March resources include…
Women’s History Month. Celebrate women scientists during Women’s History Month! There are some great educational resources for teachers and students from Science NetLinks and AAAS. These resources and lesson plans will help your classes honor the achievements and scientific work of women.
National Nutrition Month. Let’s all be healthier. Not just for one month, but for a lifetime. Get kids excited about nutrition and physical activity so they can develop good habits from an early age. Find resources from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; toolkit includes handouts, tips & activities and ideas to get your classroom involved.
Special March Dates…
March 8: International Women’s Day
This day commemorates the movement for women’s rights as a civil awareness and anti-sexism day. Use our supplement, Girls Can Lead the Way, with the girls in your class to empower and celebrate them while they learn about being a leader and more. And get additional teaching resources here.
March 8: Daylight Saving Time Begins
Get ready to Spring Forward! Before you go to bed on March 7, set your manual clocks (car, oven, microwave, electronics, etc.) an hour forward . You will lose an hour of sleep, but you’ll get more sunshine! Learn about the history of Daylight Saving Time here.
March 14: International Pi Day |
Albert Einstein’s Birthday
Pi (π) Day is the annual celebration of a never-ending number. Check out some fun activities and lesson plans on how to celebrate this day with your students. And, it’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday; check out these resources too!
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
Visit History’s St. Patrick’s Day – Origins, Facts, Celebrations, Traditions to learn all about St. Patrick, the traditions and customs surrounding the holiday, why we celebrate, food, parades, and more. And here are some great resources for fun activities and lesson plans.
March 19: First Day of Spring
Did you know that this year, the first day of spring is the earliest it has been in over 100 years? Read all about the Spring Equinox here and get your students engaged in some fun activities around this event! View pages 31-44 of A Plan for All Seasons for fun exercises and activities focused on spring!
March 24: National Ag Day
Be informed about agriculture the importance of agriculture in the US. Find out how you can incorporate National Ag Day in your classroom. Here are some resources from The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and view the What’s Growin’ On? supplement from the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.
The California Central Valley Spelling Bee: The top 64 spellers in our region will compete in our annual spelling bee on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. This amazing event is FREE and open to the public. Click here for details.
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