Monday, March 10, 2014

Living Green: Ideas for March and Two Free Activities

One week to go for our spring break.  I honestly can't believe it is already time for spring break.  Between all of the snow days and the business to try to get back on track, time has just flown.
Since last week was Read Across America, we couldn't really get into all things green.  But this week is another story.  March themed read alouds, craftivities, centers, math, and literacy activities are on the docket.

My students are working with my new Oh So Lucky Math and Literacy Centers.  They are always so excited to get new center activities each month.  It's such a great way to keep things fresh and provide quality review.

These packets are available at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  I like to offer a free center from each packet.  Below is the free offering from Oh So Lucky {10 Math Centers for March}.  Time for a Little Luck is a math center that focuses on telling time to the half hour.  You can click on the picture for your free copy.

The free literacy center for March was featured in another post, click here for more information.

To spruce up our classroom a little bit, we made these Lucky Kids.  I love projects that show students' personalities.  I plan on leaving them up until the end of the month.

One writing activity I like to use in March is an expository paper, How to Catch a Leprechaun.  I start out by reading a book that features a Leprechaun character.  My current favorite is Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola.

After reading a leprechaun story, students write the steps to catching one.  After they complete their writing, I give out little leprechauns that students use in their illustrations.  This assignment is a great way for students to stretch their imaginations.  Plus they really enjoy it.
If you would like a free copy of How to Catch a Leprechaun, click on the picture below.  The clip art is from Scrappin Doodles.

So there's a little peek at some of the green goings on in our classroom this week.  I hope some of these activities are helpful to you as keep your students motivated and engaged.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! I love the Lucky Kids project and how each one is unique! Cute! The How to Catch a Leprechaun writing freebie is perfect. Thank you for sharing!