Saint Patrick's Day
- A Day in the Life of a Leprechaun
- A Leprechaun Trap
- Colors of the Rainbow
- Green Food Graph
- Green Picture Collage
- Leprechaun Map
- Letter to a Leprechaun
- Measuring Pots of Gold
- Shamrock Spelling
- What Would You Do With a Pot of Gold?
Read Across America Lesson Plans
- Character Shirts
- Clouds of Main Ideas
- Debate: Which is Better : A Book or a Movie?
- Drop Everything And Read
- Encouraging Student Reading and Literacy
- Practicing Skimming
- Reading & Understanding a Story
- A Fish Tale
- Animal Group Review
- Animals and their Habitats
- Blind as a Bat
- Features Of Mammals
- If You Were Any Animal...
Spring Lesson Plans
- A Pond in Spring
- Exploring the Seasons
- Following the Sun
- Making Nests
- Planting Time
- Spring Similes
- Spring Weather Across the U.S.
World Math Day
- 5 Ways To Make Learning Math Fun
- A Problem a Day Makes the Bad Math Grades...
- A Reintroduction To Fractions
- Comprehension: Stripes
- Creating a Math Homework System
- Drawing Nets of 3 Dimensional Objects
- Field Trip To Jelly Belly Factory
- Finding Square Footage
National Agriculture Day
Women's History Month
- Louisiana Women: New Orleans
- Postwar Troubles
- Progressive Reform Era
- The Modern Woman
- Women's History Lesson Plans
Parts of Speech Week
- Adjective Circles
- Adverb Charades
- Bean Bag Nouns
- Comma Craziness
- Getting Down with Grammar
- How to Edit a Paper
- Part of Speech & Grammar Lesson Plans Video
- Plural Nouns Game
Phonics In Your Life Day
- Bubblegum Blends
- Busy Bee Vowels
- Phonemic Awareness Through The Letters
- Phonics Challenge
- Predicting Missing Words
- Rhyming Word Relay
March Teaching Ideas for Your Classroom
Spring is almost here! March is going to be a month filled with excitement and great learning for your students. This article has covered some March teaching ideas for your classroom that will help you plan well for the month. So, keep reading! There is something for every week of the month!
Here are some important events that take place in March that will make for excellent additions to your weekly lesson plans:
1. Appreciation Week
The first week of March is appreciation week. It is an excellent time to incorporate letter-writing assignments into your lesson plans. Ask your students to write a letter of appreciation to essential people in their lives, such as their parents, teachers, friends, siblings, distant relatives, etc. Students would have to be taught an informal letter-writing format to get started. Please encourage students to write about why they are grateful to those people and what makes them special. This week is a great way to improve their letter-writing skills.
2. Work on Proofreading Skills on National Proofreading Day
National Proofreading Day is celebrated on the 8th of March, and it is a great time for you to work on your students revising and editing skills. These skills can be easily practiced using printable worksheets and even on passages written by the students.
If you ask us, we would recommend you make your students review and edit their work rather than handing out random passages for them to edit. You can work on sentence structure, grammar, word choices, etc.
Instructing your students on checking their work for errors will teach them to do the same during exams. This skill will help them throughout their academic and professional lives.
3. Celebrate the Women's History Month
Women's history month is celebrated throughout March. It celebrates women's contributions to history, culture, art, and society. This month, all women's achievements throughout US history are acknowledged and recognized. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women's History Month in your classroom:
- Watch movies or documentaries on historical female figures in history.
- Plan a field trip to the local museum and learn about the contributions made by women. You can also visit online museums such as the National Women's History Museum, which offers various activities and exhibits.
- Letter writing exercise –sending thank you notes to all the influential women in your lives. This is a great way to practice gratitude. If your students struggle to find the right words to include in the letter, you can suggest some adjectives to get them thinking. Give them some colors, markers, stickers, glitter, and anything else you can think of that will help decorate their thank you notes.
- March is also an excellent time to assign a mini-research project to your students to explore the achievements of women in history. You can provide students with various resources to teach them the basics of research. This skill will help them throughout their lives.
4. National Grammar Day Activities
National grammar day is celebrated on the 4th of March, and it is the perfect time for you to work on identifying, analyzing, and incorporating essential grammatical concepts.
We recommended celebrating national grammar day with some fun and exciting word puzzles. Crossword puzzles are one of the most effective and engaging ways you can use to practice grammar fundamentals with your students. You can even create your one puzzle customized to the grammatical concepts you want to focus on.
Sentence-building or story-building activities can also help improve grammar. One fun and collaborative activity could be ‘passing the paper.' Start by writing down a simple sentence or phrase on a piece of paper and hand it to a student who will add a word or phrase to it to make it longer and more descriptive. For example, you can work on adding an adjective or prepositional phrases to the sentence. Teach and encourage the use of the different parts of speech.
5. St. Patrick's Day Day Activities
March also marks the tradition of St. Patrick's Day. Here are some fun activities to incorporate into your lesson plan for St. Patrick's Day:
- Celebrate Green Day: have a day dedicated to the color green. If your school doesn't have a uniform, ask your students to wear green. You can also go on a green scavenger hunt at the local park. Collect, observe and make a list of everything green.
- Get Crafty: make a rainbow will your class. You can provide your students with printable templates of gold pots and ask them to paint a rainbow. If you want to turn this into outdoor activity, you can create rainbows with your students outdoors using sidewalk chalk.
6. Reading Activities: Shakespeare Week
Shakespeare Week is celebrated from March 18 to 24. This celebration is an excellent opportunity to enrich students with some early life experiences of Shakespeare. Here are a few ways you can incorporate the Shakespeare's experiences, this characters, stories, and literary works in your lesson plans:
- Movies or documentaries
- Online workshops
- Printable worksheets
- Cross-curriculum resources
7. Storytelling time: World Storytelling Day
March is a great time to share beautiful stories with your students on World Storytelling Day, which falls on the 20th of March. This day is a global celebration of the art of storytelling. On this day, people also listen and tell stories in different languages.
Students share stories daily without realizing it. They engage in oral storytelling with their parents, teachers, and friends. These skills need to be refined. You can provide a structure to the students and allow them to share their stories with the class. This activity also makes for a great public speaking exercise.
March is full of exciting events that you can incorporate into your lesson plans. We hope these ideas will give you some inspiration on how to spend a wonderful teaching month with your students. Don't miss out on all the fun learning opportunities that March offers.