Tag Archives: March

Newspapers In Education Week

 

EXTRA! EXTRA!  Read and Write All About It!

“Newspapers in Education Week”  begins on the first Monday in March.  This has been a homeschooling project week for our family for several years. We read newspapers, make recycled newspaper crafts, and write articles. In the past couple of years we have published a school  family newspaper. Below are some fantastic resources we’ve used in the past along with some new ones we’re going to be using this year.

Newspapers in Education   Cross curricular pre-k through high school resources and ideas.

Newspaper Printing Press  Virtual Tour

America’s Historic Newspaper Pages from 1789-1963

“School Journalism” is a wonderful site for video instruction, lesson plans, and reporter training for both teachers and students!      (Hover the mouse over the “Journalism Lesson Plans” option on the top left  to access the learning resources. These are geared toward higher grades.)

Elements of News is a simple slideshow presentation explaining what makes a story “newsworthy”.

News Article Writing Guide geared for upper elementary and middle school levels.

How To Write An Editorial  is a helpful 3 Part Lesson Guide and Creative Writing Activities for all grade levels.

Create A Comic  Activity Ideas and Resources

Writing Tips Slide Show for Asking and Receiving Advice and Formal Complaints.

Write a Weather Report  Tips, Format, and Writing Guide with Examples

Write a Review  Lesson Plan, Activities, Resources

Write a Food Review  Step by step guide

Write a Sports Article  3 Ways, Tips, Examples

Tabloid Tales  “Learn about the power of exaggeration by writing news stories to accompany actual tabloid newspaper headlines!”

Write Ads  7 Step Writing Guide

Interactive Printing Press  Create and publish your own newspaper.

Newspaper Templates   Printable Notebooking /Writing Pages

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Your Name Week

The first full week in March is Celebrate Your Name Week!

  • Sunday – Namesake Day
  • Monday – Fun Facts About Names Day
  • Tuesday – Unique Names Day
  • Wednesday – Discover What Your Name Means Day
  • Thursday – Nametag Day
  • Friday – Middle Name Pride Day
  • Saturday – Decendants Day

Below are some wonderful free resources for learning about names and some activity ideas for added fun.

Celebrating Names Activity Guide and Resources

Find Meaning of Names 

Name Origins, Crest, and History (also related ‘for sale’ products)

Word Art Creator 

Name Art Project

How to Say, “My name is” in 475 Languages

What’s In a Name Game from Funschooling and Recreational Learning

Write a Name Poem

Sticky Note Guessing Name Game

“The Name Game” from the 1965 Hit Song by Shirley Ellis at Youtube

“The Name Game” Lyrics and Music for Karaoke at Youtube

12 Names of Jesus Printable Cards from The Purposeful Mom

Names of Jesus Copywork  Printables from Bible Based Homeschooling

Names of Large Numbers Chart   (because we need a math lesson this week too!)

I hope you’ll enjoy Celebrating your family’s names!

Betty (A diminutive of Elizabeth, meaning My God is plentiful)  Jo (A diminutive of Josephine meaning May Jehovah add. Also diminutive of Joanne meaning God is gracious.)

 

 

 

Special Days in March, 2017

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Click Here for the Updated Special Days in March List  for 2018 

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 seasonal studies, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this list of special days for March, 2017 gives you plenty to choose from!

March Themes, Awareness, and Observances
Athletic Training
Child Life
Color Therapy
Craft
Credit Education
Deaf History
Dolphin Awareness                                                                                                                                         Ethics 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                                                                                                                                                  Save Your Vision
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)

Holiday Lesson Plans and Daily Resources for any month https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

March 1

  • Ash Wednesday. Lent begins *
  • Cheerleading Week begins
  • Dadgum That’s Good Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Ghost Writers Week begins
  • Horse Protection Day
  • Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • Ohio Statehood 1803
  • Peace Corps Week begins – established 1961
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • Pet Sitters Week begins
  • Pig Day
  • Plan a Solo Vacation Day
  • Save Your Vision Week begins
  • Share a Smile Day
  • Sock Monkey Day *
  • Universal Human Beings Week begins
  • World Compliment Day
  • World Math Day * (1st Wed.)
  • Write a Letter of Appreciation Week begins
  • Yellowstone National Park established 1872

March 2

  • Banana Cream Pie Day
  • Dr. Seuss Day – Author Theodor Geisel born 1904
  • Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev born 1931
  • Jell-O invented 1897
  • King Kong (movie) premiered 1933
  • Old Stuff Day
  • Read Across America Day
  • World Book Day * (1st Thurs.)

March 3

  • Alexander Graham Bell born 1847
  • Cold Cuts Day
  • Day of Unplugging * (1st Fri.)
  • Dress in Blue Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Florida Statehood 1845
  • I Want You To Be Happy Day
  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • International Festival of Owls begins *
  • National Anthem Day (US)
  • Shabbot Across America/Canada *
  • Speech and Debate Education Day
  • Time Magazine launched 1923
  • World Day of Prayer * (1st Fri.)
  • World Wildlife Day

March 4

  • Courageous Follower Day
  • Primatologist Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Grammar Day
  • Holy Experiment Day
  • Hug a G.I. Day
  • Iditarod Race *
  • March Forth – Do Something Day
  • Pound Cake Day
  • Scrapbooking Industry Day
  • Slinky patented 1947
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • US Constitution went into effect 1789
  • Vermont Statehood 1791
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi born 1678
  • World Orphan Week begins *

March 5

  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • Celebrate Your Name Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Cheese Doodle Day
  • Corn Dog Day *
  • Map Maker Gerardus Mercator born 1512
  • Namesake Day *
  • Procrastination Week begins *
  • Read an E-Book Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week begins *
  • Sleep Awareness Week begins *
  • St. Piran’s Day
  • Teen Tech Week begins *
  • Words Matter Week begins *

March 6

  • Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning born 1806
  • Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475
  • Corndog Day
  • Dentist’s Day
  • Dress Day
  • Frozen Foods Day
  • Fun Facts About Names Day *
  • Newspaper in Education Week * (1st Mon.)
  • Oreo Cookies first introduced 1912
  • Procrastination Week begins
  • School Breakfast Week begins *
  • Share a Story – Shape a Future Week begins *(1st Mon.)
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week begins *

March 7

  • Be Heard Day
  • Cereal Day
  • Artist Piet Mondrian born 1872
  • No More Week begins
  • Roast Pork Day
  • Telephone patented 1876
  • Unique Names Day *

March 8

  • Aardvark Week begins
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week begins
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day *
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • Peanut Cluster Day
  • Proof Reading Day
  • Universal Women’s Week begins

March 9

  • Barbie Doll debuted 1959
  • Crabmeat Day
  • False Teeth patented 1822
  • Get Over It Day
  • Kidney Day * (2nd Thurs.)
  • Meatball Day
  • Name Tag Day *
  • Panic Day
  • Ta’anit Ester begins *
  • Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born 1451

March 10

  • Bagpipe Day
  • Blueberry Popover Day
  • International Day of Awesomeness
  • Mario Day
  • Middle Name Pride Day *
  • Pack Your Lunch Day
  • Salvation Army Day
  • Science and Engineering Week (UK) *
  • Harriet Tubman born 1820
  • Rings around Uranus discovered 1977

March 11

  • Johnny Appleseed Day (Sept. 26 is an alternate date)
  • Daughters’ and Sons’ Day *
  • Descendants Day *
  • Dream Day
  • Frankenstein published 1818
  • Ken Day (the boy Barbie)
  • Plumbing Day
  • Rattlesnake Roundup begins
  • Worship of Tools Day

March 12

  • Agriculture Week begins *
  • Arbor Day *
  • Check Your Batteries Day *
  • Daylight Savings Time begins *
  • Descendants Day
  • Genealogy Day
  • Girl Scouts Day
  • Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • 1st Parachute Jump from an Airplane 1912
  • Plant a Flower Day
  • Purim *
  • Severe Storm Preparedness Week begins *

March 13

  • Brain Awareness Week begins *
  • Commonwealth Day (Canada)
  • Donald Duck debuted 1942
  • Earmuffs Day (earmuffs patented 1877)
  • Good Samaritan Day
  • Jewel Day
  • K9 Veterans Day
  • Napping Day * (day after Daylight Savings Time)
  • Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Uranus discovered 1781
  • Wildlife Week begins *

March 14

  • Ask a Question Day
  • Children’s Craft Day
  • Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879
  • Casey Jones born 1863
  • Learn About Butterflies Day
  • Organize Your Home Office Day *
  • Pi Day (3.14)
  • Potato Chip Day

March 15

  • Buzzards Day
  • Escalator patented 1892
  • Everything You Think is Wrong Day
  • Ides of March
  • President Andrew Jackson born 1767
  • Maine Statehood 1820
  • Shoe the World Day
  • True Confessions Day
  • World Consumer Rights Day

March 16

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Artichoke Hearts Day
  • Curlew Day
  • Everything You Do Is Right Day
  • Freedom of Information Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • 1st Liquid-Fuel-Powered Rocket launched 1926
  • President James Madison born 1751
  • Panda Day
  • The Scarlet Letter published 1850
  • St. Urho’s Day

March 17

  • Ag Day *
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • Rubber Bands invented 1845
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend begins *
  • Submarine Day
  • World Folktales and Fables Week begins

March 18

  • Awkward Moments Day
  • Biodiesel Day / Inventor Rudolph Diesel born 1858
  • President Grover Cleveland born 1837
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • 1st Space Walk 1965
  • Mount St. Helen erupted 1980
  • Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • Sloppy Joe Day
  • Quilting Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • World Sleep Day

March 19

  • Button Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Chocolate Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Fix a Leak Week begins *
  • Folktales and Gables Week begins *
  • Let’s Laugh Day
  • Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813
  • Nurses Day
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom began 2003
  • Poultry Day
  • Tsunami Awareness Week begins *

March 20

  • Act Happy Week begins * (3rd Mon.)
  • Alien Abduction Day
  • Astrology Day
  • Chocolate Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Great American Meat Out
  • International Day of Happiness
  • French Language Day
  • Author Bill Martin Jr. born 1916
  • Naw-Ruz *
  • Ostara *
  • Proposal Day
  • Ravioli Day
  • Shakespeare Week begins *
  • Snowman Burning Day
  • Spring Equinox/ 1st Day of Spring *
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin published 1852
  • Wellderly Week begins *
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928)
  • World Frog Day
  • World Story Telling Day

March 21

  • Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685
  • Common Courtesy Day
  • Down Syndrome Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of the Forests and the Tree
  • Fragrance Day
  • French Bread Day
  • Renewable Energy Day
  • Single Parents Day
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day
  • Strawberry Day
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • As Young As You Feel Day
  • Carbonated Water invented 1733
  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Goof-off Day
  • International Day of the Seal
  • Tuskegee Airmen Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • Chia Day
  • Chip and Dip Day
  • Ponce De Leon discovered Florida 1513
  • Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition began 1806
  • Melba Toast Day
  • Meteorological Day
  • Near Miss Day
  • OK Day
  • Puppy Day

March 24

  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • Crossword Puzzle Week begins
  • Harry Houdini born 1874
  • Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Annunciation Day
  • Brother and Sister Day *(last Sat.)
  • Democracy Celebration Day
  • Earth Hour *(last Sat.)
  • Greek National Day
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic
  • Medal of Honor Day
  • Nano Days begin *
  • Pecan Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • Waffle Day

March 26

  • Cleaning Week begins *
  • Epilepsy Awareness Day
  • Nougat Day
  • Poet Robert Frost born 1874
  • Legal Assistants Day
  • Mothering Sunday (UK) *
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Spinach Day

March 27

  • Celebrate Exchange Day
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • Scientist Wilhelm Roentgen born 1845
  • World Theater Day

March 28

  • Accidents at Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant 1979
  • Barnum and Bailey Day
  • Black Forest Cake Day
  • Diabetes Alert Day *(4th Tues.)
  • Something on a Stick Day
  • Washing Machine patented 1930
  • Weed Appreciation Day

March 29

  • Coca Cola invented 1886
  • Little Red Wagon Day * (last Wed.)
  • Manatee Appreciation Day * (last Wed.)
  • Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
  • Niagara Falls Runs Dry 1848
  • Pop-up Toaster patented 1919
  • President John Tyler born 1790
  • Week of the Ocean begins

March 30

  • Doctor’s Day
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • I Am In Control Day
  • Pencil patented 1858
  • Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853
  • Take a Walk in the Park Day

March 31

  • Scientist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen born 1811
  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Crayon Day
  • Composer Joseph Hayden born 1732
  • Eiffel Tower Opened 1889
  • She’s Funny That Way Day
  • Tater Day
  • World Backup 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://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/march.htm

http://food.unl.edu/march-food-calendar

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

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

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/animal-holidays-celebrations/

http://www.holidayscalendar.com/month/march/

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-a-glance/

Happy March!

betty jo

Special Days in March 2015

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Click Here for the Updated Special Days in March List  for 2018 

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 1980

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

March On – The Sequel

As I studied the calendar for March I learned that Sunday, March 3 is, “I Want You To Be Happy Day”.   Isn’t that everyday?  Smiles always beat frowns.  Tears from laughter are better than tears of sadness.  So what is it that makes us happy?  What is it that we can do today that will not only make those around us happy, but also ourselves?  It’s a good thing that money doesn’t buy happiness, because I don’t have much of that.

Anyway,  I’ve been thinking about what 1 thing I can to do to make each family member happy, and so far everything I’ve come up with is pretty simple.  I have decided that I will take the dish turn for B14, not ask A21 to take out the trash, or E17 to babysit. I will play a game of chess, cards, or whatever Z7 wants to play immediately upon his request. I’m not sure yet what I’ll be doing to add a little happiness to A22’s day, but I know it will involve cheese and pineapple (homemade pizza?). J9 is easy, extended laptop and tv turns for him. My husband will be happy if I can keep from sending him on some errand and just let him have a day to stay home.

We all know that saying, “Nobody’s happy unless Momma’s happy”, perhaps a Sunday afternoon NAP will take care of that.   Wishing you happiness , betty jo   (ps: lots of views and comments on the blog would make me very happy, too)

For more about special days coming up this March take a look here:  http://www.hsclassroom.net/2013/02/calendar-unit-study-national-awareness-days-in-march/

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