Learning Resources for March

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Here’s a BIG list of March learning resources!

March Themes and Special Days List for 2015

http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/02/27/special-days-in-march-2015/

March Prayer Calendar for Children

http://cherigamble.com/2015/02/21/march-2015-prayer-calendar-for-children/

March Science Calendar

http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/?s=march+science+calendar

15 Things to do in March

http://diyhomeschooler.com/?s=march

March Themed Bible Lessons and Activities -

http://www.christianitycove.com/

March Themed Daily Writing Prompts

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts/march/

March Themed Arts & Crafts

http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/mar.shtml

March Themed Math Lessons

http://www.yummymath.com/?s=march

Resources for Specific March Themes

  • Red Cross – K-12 Resources -

http://redcrossyouth.org/high-school/resources/

  • Women’s History – Timeline of Historic Women in a PDF -

http://www.diversityinc.com/medialib/uploads/2010/03/MIB.2012Women.Timeline.pdf

  • Peanuts – History, FAQ’s, Trivia, and Interactive Games -

http://www.peanutcircusclub.com/games.htm

  • Dolphin Awareness – Research Resources -

http://www.franw.com/2013/11/dolphins-research-resource.html

  • Irish American History – 3 Part Video

  • Nutrition – Thematic Units and Resources -

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/health-and-nutrition-everything-you-need

Resources for March’s Daily Specials  (some of the following are studies we’ve done in Marches past, others are recommended by other homeschoolers, and the rest are the result of a quick online search for topics we may be interested in learning about)

March Statehood Anniversaries

  • Nebraska – March 1, 1867
  • Ohio – March 1, 1803
  • Florida – March 3, 1845
  • Vermont – March 4, 1791
  • Maine – March 15, 1820

–  States videos and facts –

http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

Presidents with March Birthdays

  • Andrew Jackson – March 15, 1767
  • James Madison – March 16, 1751
  • Grover Cleveland – March 18, 1837
  • John Tyler – March 30, 1790

These are the resources we use to learn and review the presidents –

http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

March 1 – Celebrate Your Name Week begins – Activity ideas –

http://www.examiner.com/article/ways-to-participate-celebrate-your-name-week

– Severe Storm Preparedness Week begins –  For all things “weather” explained and weather experiments –

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

–  Yellowstone Park established 1872 – Facts, history, videos, photos, and more –

http://yellowstone.net/

March 2 – Author Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) born 1904 – Printables, crafts, and recipes

http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/learning-with-dr-seuss-100-free-dr-seuss-themed-printables-crafts-recipes-and-activities/

March 3 - National Anthem Day – The Star Spangled Banner resources –

http://outsidethebox93.org/StarSpangledBanner/index.htm

–  Alexander Graham Bell born 1847 – Biography and printables –

http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdbell.htm

March 4

– Jane Goodall born 1934 – Educators resources and printables –

http://www.wildchimpanzees.org/educators/activities.php

– Grammar Day – Lessons and quizzes –

http://www.grammar-monster.com/

March 5 – Boston Massacre 1770 – Watch a short informative video with political pictures –

March 6 – Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475 –  We did a wonderful study on him a couple of years with an art project that still gets talked about today! –

http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/

March 7 – Iditarod Race – History, racer bios, videos –

http://iditarod.com/

March 8 – Aardvark Week begins – Videos and facts –

http://www.arkive.org/aardvark/orycteropus-afer/video-03b.html

March 9 – Wildlife Week begins  –   Educators resources –

http://www.nwf.org/National-Wildlife-Week/Educators.aspx

March 10 – Harriet Tubman born 1820 – Biography and printables –

http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdtub.htm

March 11 – Johnny Appleseed Day – Research, projects, and activities –

http://www.franw.com/2013/09/the-life-of-john-chapman-and-legend-of.html

March 12 – Alfred Hitchcock Day – What, Why and How to celebrate –

http://filmschoolrejects.com/features/13-ways-to-celebrate-national-alfred-hitchcock-day.php

March 13 –  Uranus discovered 1781 –

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/uranus.htm

March 14 – Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879- Lesson plans, ideas, and activities

http://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/albert-einstein-for-kids-lesson-plan.html

– Pi Day – Activities, information, and videos –

http://www.piday.org/2008/2008-pi-day-activities-for-teachers/

March 15 – Agriculture Week begins – Ag facts, farm tours, teacher resources and activities

http://www.agclassroom.org/student/index.htm

– Chocolate Week begins – Research, projects, and activities –

http://www.franw.com/2013/12/chocolate-activities.html

March 16 – Brain Awareness Week begins – Here’s the online resources from last year’s brain studies –

http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/11/brain-awareness-week/

March 17 –  St. Patrick’s Day – Learning resources –

http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/15/learning-resources-for-st-patricks-day/

March 18 – Mount St. Helen erupted 1982 – Information and facts –

http://www.livescience.com/27553-mount-st-helens-eruption.html

March 19 – Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813 – Read his biography and learn about Victoria Falls –

http://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/david-livingstone.html

March 20 – Spring Equinox – explained  –

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/equinox.html

– Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928) – Watch episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

http://pbskids.org/rogers/

March 21 – Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685 – Biography and printables –

http://www.makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_mmf_music_library/hey-kids-meet-johann-sebastian-bach.htm

March 22 – World Water Day – Resources and Activities –

http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/22/world-water-day/

March 23 – Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775 – Liberty’s Kids has an episode about this –

March 24 – Harry Houdini born 1874 – Resources for learning magic tricks –

http://www.franw.com/2014/11/magic-tricks-resource-page.html

March 25 – Manatee Appreciation Day – A couple of years ago, we made a manatee lapbook that turned into a science fair project – resources and printables –

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/manatee_lapbook.php

– Tolkien Reading Day – Lit Study guides available for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/index_author_t.html

March 26 –  Poet Robert Frost born 1874 – “Tea Time” biography –

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2013/03/tea-time-with-robert-frost/

March 27 – Crossword Puzzle Weekend begins – Make your own crossword puzzle with this free generator –

http://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword/

March 28 – Earth Hour – K-12 STEM Resources about climate change –

http://sciencenetlinks.com/collections/earth-hour/

March 29 – Palm Sunday – Passion Week activities and resources –

http://howtohomeschoolmychild.com/palm-sunday-activities-for-kids-weekend-links/

March 30 – Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853 – Appreciation lesson plans and activities –

http://www.vangoghgallery.com/lesson_plans/

–  Doctor Day – Doctor pretend play printable kit –

http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-doctor-pretend-play-kit-printables/

March 31 – Eiffel Tower opened 1889 –  Fun facts

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/eiffeltower.html

As long as this list is, it’s not nearly all of the learning possibilities for the month of March.  If you have a favorite resource, let me know and I’ll get it added to the list.  I appreciate all the help I can get!

Happy March Learning!

betty jo

 

 

 

 

Special Days in March 2015

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March is full of holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this list of special days for March, 2015 gives you plenty to choose from.

March Themes,  Awareness, and Observances

  • Athletic Training
  • Child Life
  • Color Therapy
  • Craft
  • Credit Education
  • Deaf History
  • Dolphin Awareness
  • Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering
  • Flower
  • Hemophilia
  • Honor Society
  • International Ideas
  • Irish American Heritage
  • Listening Awareness
  • March Into Literacy
  • Mirth
  • Music In Our Schools
  • Optimism
  • Play the Recorder
  • Poison Prevention Awareness
  • Red Cross
  • Sing With Your Child
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Umbrella
  • Women’s History
  • Youth Art

March Food Themes

  • Bell Peppers
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Caffeine Awareness
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Exotic Winter Fruits
  • Flour
  • Frozen Foods
  • Green Onion
  • Leeks
  • Meatout
  • Noodle
  • Nutrition
  • Peanut
  • Sauce

March’s Daily Specials  (the * after the daily special means it does not always fall on the same date each year)

March 1

  • Celebrate Your Name Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Daughters’ and Sons’ Day *
  • Horse Protection Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Ghost Writers Week begins
  • Namesake Day *(1st Sun.)
  • Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • Ohio Statehood 1803
  • Peace Corps Week begins  – established 1961
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • Pig Day
  • Procrastination Week begins *
  • Severe Storm Preparedness Week *
  • Share a Smile Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Universal Human Beings Week begins
  • World Compliment Day
  • Write a Letter of Appreciation Week begins
  • Yellowstone National Park established 1872

March 2

  • Dr. Seuss Day
  • Fun Facts About Names Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Author Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) born 1904
  • Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev born 1931
  • Newspaper in Education Week *(1st Mon)
  • Read Across America Day *
  • School Breakfast Week begins *
  • Sleep Awareness Week begins *
  • Jell-O invented 1897
  • King Kong (movie) premiered 1933
  • Share a Story – Shape a Future Week begins *(1st Mon.)
  • Words Matter Week begins *

March 3

  • Alexander Graham Bell born 1847
  • Florida Statehood 1845
  • I Want You To Be Happy Day
  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • National Anthem Day (US)
  • Read an E-Book Week begins *
  • Return Borrowed Books Week begins *
  • Time Magazine launched 1923
  • Unique Names Day *(1st Tues.)

March 4

  • Courageous Follower Day
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day *(1st Wed.)
  • Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Grammar Day
  • Holy Experiment Day
  • March Forth – Do Something Day
  • Purim *
  • Slinky patented 1947
  • Ta’anit Ester begins *
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • US Constitution went into effect 1789
  • Vermont Statehood 1791
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi born 167
  • World Orphan Week begins *

March 5

  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • Map Maker Gerardus Mercator born 1512
  • Name Tag Day *(1st Thurs.)
  • St. Piran’s Day
  • World Book Day *(1st Thurs.)

March 6

  • Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning born 1806
  • Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475
  • Middle Name Pride Day *(1st Fri.)
  • International Festival of Owls *
  • Oreo Cookies first introduced 1912
  • Day of Unplugging *(1st Fri.)
  • World Day of Prayer *
  • World Math Day

March 7

  • Be Heard Day
  • Cereal Day
  • Descendants Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Iditarod Race *
  • Artist Piet Mondrian born 1872
  • Sock Monkey Day *
  • Telephone patented 1876

March 8

  • Aardvark Week *(2nd week)
  • Check Your Batteries Day *
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week *(2nd week)
  • Daylight Savings Time begins *
  • Girl Scout Week *(2nd week)
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • Proof Reading Day
  • Teen Tech Week begins * (2nd week)
  • Universal Women’s Week begins *(2nd week)
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week *(2nd week)

March 9

  • Barbie Doll debuted 1959
  • False Teeth patented 1822
  • Get Over It Day
  • Napping Day *(day after Daylight Savings Time)
  • Panic Day
  • Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born 1451
  • Wildlife Week begins *

March 10

  • Bagpipe Day
  • International Day of Awesomeness
  • Organize Your Home Office Day *
  • Salvation Army Day
  • Harriet Tubman born 1820
  • Rings around Uranus discovered 1977

March 11

  • Johnny Appleseed Day (September 26th is the alternate date)
  • Dream Day
  • Frankenstein published 1818
  • Plumbing Day

March 12

  • 1st Parachute Jump from an airplane 1912
  • Girl Scouts Day
  • Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • Kidney Day *

March 13

  • Digital Learning Day *
  • Donald Duck debuted 1942
  • Earmuffs Day (Earmuffs patented 1877)
  • Good Samaritan Day
  • Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Rattlesnake Roundup
  • Science and Engineering Week begins *
  • Shabbot Across America/Canada *
  • Uranus discovered 1781
  • World Sleep Day *

March 14

  • Ask a Question Day
  • Ballroom Dancing Day *
  • Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879
  • Genealogy Day (2nd Sat.)
  • Casey Jones born 1863
  • Pi Day (3.1415)
  • Potato Chip Day

March 15

  • Agriculture Week begins *
  • Buzzards Day
  • Chocolate Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Escalator patented 1892
  • Ides of March
  • President Andrew Jackson born 1767
  • Maine Statehood 1820
  • Manufacturing Week *(3rd week)
  • Mothering Sunday (UK) *
  • True Confessions Day

March 16

  • Act Happy Week begins *(3rd Mon.)
  • Brain Awareness Week begins
  • Freedom of Information Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • 1st  Liquid-Fuel-Powered Rocket launched 1926
  • President James Madison born 1751
  • The Scarlet Letter published 1850
  • St. Urho’s Day
  • Wellderly Day*

March 17

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • Rubber Bands invented 1845
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • World Folktales and Fables Week begins

March 18

  • Ag Day *
  • Awkward Moments Day
  • Biodiesel Day
  • President Grover Cleveland born 1837
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • Inventor Rudolph Diesel born 1858
  • 1st Space Walk 1965
  • Mount St. Helen erupted 1982

March 19

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day *
  • Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom began 2003

March 20

  • Alien Abduction Day
  • Astrology Day
  • 1st Day of Spring *
  • International Day of Happiness
  • French Language Day
  • Author Bill Martin Jr. born 1916
  • Ostara *
  • Proposal Day
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend *
  • Snowman Burning Day
  • Spring Equinox*
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1st published 1852
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928)
  • World Story Telling Day

March 21

  • Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685
  • Common Courtesy Day
  • Corn Dog Day *
  • Down Syndrome Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of Forests and the Tree
  • Quilting Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Renewable Energy Day
  • Single Parents Day
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • Agriculture Appreciation Week begins *
  • As Young As You Feel Day
  • Carbonated Water invented 1733
  • Cleaning Week begins *(last week)
  • Consider Christianity Week *(2nd Sun. before Easter)
  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Goof-off Day
  • Seal Day
  • Tsunami Awareness Week *
  • Tuskegee Airmen Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • Florida discovered by Ponce De Leon 1513
  • Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition began 1806
  • Meteorological Day
  • Near Miss Day
  • OK Day
  • Puppy Day
  • Youth Violence Prevention Week begins *

March 24

  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • Diabetes Alert Day *(4th Tues.)
  • Harry Houdini born 1874
  • Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Diabetes Alert Day
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic
  • Manatee Appreciation Day *
  • Medal of Honor Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • Waffle Day

March 26

  • Poet Robert Frost born 1874
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Spinach Day

March 27

  • Celebrate Exchange Day
  • Crossword Puzzle Weekend *
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • Scientist Wilhelm Roentgen born 1845

March 28

  • Accidents at Three Mile Island nuclear plant 1979
  • Barnum and Bailey Day
  • Brother and Sister Day *(last Sat.)
  • Earth Hour *(last Sat.)
  • Washing Machine patented 1930
  • Weed Appreciation Day

March 29

  • Coca Cola invented 1886
  • Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
  • Palm Sunday *
  • Pop-up Toaster patented 1919
  • President John Tyler born 1790
  • Week of the Ocean begins

March 30

  • Doctor’s Day
  • I Am In Control Day
  • Pencil patented 1858
  • Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853

March 31

  • Scientist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen born 1811
  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Composer Joseph Hayden born 1732
  • Eiffel Tower Opened 1889
  • She’s Funny That Way Day

I make my monthly special days lists by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/march

http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/march-holidays.html

http://www.brownielocks.com/march.html

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/march-2015.html

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-march

I wish you happy March homeschooling!

betty jo

Homeschool Humor

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10959701_938590616159835_886249412829389929_nHappy Monday and Happy Homeschooling!  Also, Still Learning Something New just turned 2 years old! Special Days, Homeschool Humor, a personal thought or two, and a few lesson plans that actually worked well enough to be share worthy…  Whatever your reason for visiting the blog – THANK YOU!

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Resources for Teaching – Chinese New Year

Betty Jo:

Happy Chinese New Year! Last winter, our J put together a project based on this celebration. Interesting study for our whole family. These are the links for online resources that he used. I checked them and all are still active and most have been updated for this year.

Originally posted on Still Learning Something New:

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Chinese New Year is Jan. 31 this year!  2014 is the year of the horse.  My J has already started a special project about the origins, traditions, and celebrations of Chinese New Year.  Below are some awesome links we’ve found for this project.  The whole family has been involved with helping him and we’re all learning!

Chinese New Year resources, games, recipes and printables  http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/chinese-new-year/

Printables, coloring sheets, worksheets and more  http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese-new-year

Chinese New Year craft ideas and instructions  http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/chinesenewyearsartscraftsideaskids.html

Free downloads for language arts and math activities with a Chinese New Year theme  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:chinese+new+year/Grade-Level/Homeschooler/Price-Range/Free

Chinese New Year Family Traditions  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noiouIzjJZE

Learn Mandarin Chinese – 40 online lessons with audio, including reading, speaking, writing, modern vocabulary, grammar, calligraphy, examples and exercises    http://www.chinese-tools.com/learn/chinese

So far J’s project is looking great and his report is coming together nicely.  We will be adding some arts and crafts and cooking this coming up…

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Superstitions

Betty Jo:

It’s another Friday the 13th! Here’s the links to some great resources for learning about Superstitions. This was one of our favorite and most interesting studies from last June’s Friday the 13th.

Originally posted on Still Learning Something New:

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Summer craziness and busyness started this week.  E is teaching at junior color guard camp.  Z is in VBS, B’s working for camp money, J’s been promised a movie at the theater. And all of us start the local library’s summer reading program which this week includes a water/comedy/magic show.  Not to mention, we still have our tutoring/babysitting job twice a week.  With so much happening with just life, I had thought that we wouldn’t have any “school” this week.   But…

In my homeschooling journal I found a note from back in February that said to check bookmarks for “superstition” for summer school lessons for the week of 6/9 – 6/13.

I’m wowed by the resources and links I had saved up for this week.  Surely we’ll have time to learn about superstitions because this stuff is INTERESTING!  Below are the sites I had bookmarked in case you can…

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