Teaching March 2018

by KIDS DISCOVER

Spring is right around the corner, and we can’t wait. Let’s celebrate together with a free webinar on March 20th. We’ll show you how to build custom units that weave together concepts in geography, ecology, and plants, and that include tons of interactive content that brings reading to life. Save your spot here!

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Here’s what else is going on this month, complete with some free printables and classroom activities your students will love. As always, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for updates on daily free topics and other teaching inspiration.

March is National Nutrition Month

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March 3rd: World Wildlife Day

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In World Wildlife Day is a perfect opportunity to teach kids about natural habitats around the world, and how we can help protect them.

 

March 6th: Michelangelo’s Birthday

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Michelangelo changed the way artists considered the human form during the Renaissance. This is a great opportunity to introduce kids to art history.

 

March 8th: International Women’s Day

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As part of National Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, and political achievements of women around the world.

 

March 11th: Daylight Saving Time Begins

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On this day the evenings will grow an hour longer thanks to Daylight Savings Time.  Although not everyone in the country honors DST, use these resources to help kids learn about time zones, geography, and the sun.

 

March 12th: Aztec New Year

For the Aztecs, keeping track of time was key for both religious reasons and for planting crops. The ancient civilization measured time using the stars.

 

March 14th: Learn About Butterflies Day

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Did you know that butterflies can’t fly if they’re too cold? Today’s the day to learn everything you need to know about butterflies with your students. 

 

March 20th: First Day of Spring

Two days a year, the Sun appears directly over the equator, and day and night are of equal length all over the world. March 20th is one of those days. Happy spring!

 

March 23rd: National Puppy Day! 

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At around four to five weeks, in rough-and-tumble games, puppies get their first language lessons. Students will love learning about how Dogs learn and grow.

 

On the Blog: Your Guide to Flexible Seating in the Classroom

Your Guide to Flexible Seating

“Flexible seating is when students choose the type and location of their seat in the learning environment.” (Photo c/o Robin Lee)

In our latest blog post, 5th and 6th grade educator Robin Lee offers a guide to implementing flexible seating in your classroom.

“Flexible seating is becoming a key element in classroom design.  All students do not learn in the same way, nor do they all learn best with traditional seating. Want to know more about integrating flexible seating choices in your classroom? Hold onto your seat!”

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