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Agriculture, Brains, Shakespeare, Wildlife, Pi, Butterflies, Sleep, and St. Patrick

According to Special Days in March, 2018 , the week beginning March 11 is overly full of learning potential!  In fact, this week has so many “daily specials” that it’s proving difficult to narrow our learning topics down.   Regardless of what direction we go with this week’s learning, I have some terrific resources available.

Agriculture-cloudAg Week” begins March 11 with another agriculture learning opportunity, “Ag Day” coming next week on the 20th.

Dozens of Lesson Plans for K-12 Teachers –  http://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/index.htm

Kid Zone, Virtual Tours, and Ag Facts for Students –  http://www.agclassroom.org/student/index.htm

Brain Awareness WeekBrain Awareness Week” begins March 12th

Learning Resources and Activities –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/03/16/brain-awareness-week-2/


Shakespeare Week also begins March 12th!  These resources were originally gathered up for his birthday in April but will work for this week too!   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/23/happy-birthday-william-shakespeare/


wildlifeweek_225.jpg__225x1000_q85And, March 12 is the beginning of “National Wildlife Week”

K-12 Resources for “teaching about various aspects of the wilderness around them” –  http://sciencenetlinks.com/collections/national-wildlife-week/

Pi_Day_by_maralahMarch 14 is “Pi Day

Pi Resources for Activities, Music, and Articles –  http://www.teachpi.org/

Printable Pi Lessons and Activities                                                       https://www.yummymath.com/2019/get-ready-for-pi-day/?fbclid=IwAR23wjT0m1r936hkHa2-OSmomW-SmbhjYvMUXprWIEwv6kRaTFtqMiRYizA


The 14th is also “Learn About Butterflies Day”.   Butterfly research project, activities, ideas, and resources!                                                                                 http://www.franw.com/2014/06/butterflies.html


 Friday, March 16 – World Sleep Day

“This sleep education program has been released in conjunction with World Sleep Day and aims to teach students why sleep deserves its place alongside diet and exercise as one of the pillars of good health.” –  http://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/childrens/world-sleep-day.html



Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17

Learning Resources and Activities –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/15/learning-resources-for-st-patricks-day/

I’d love to hear about how you’re using Special Days  this week!  Leave a comment and share your plans.

betty jo




Absolutely No Pinching!

A Wish for a Friend

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

This is an Irish blessing we read with part of our holiday unit study of Saint Patrick’s Day.  This poem and other Irish blessings, as well as everything else Irish can be found here:


Write your own Irish Limericks with the help of this printable information page and writing pages                                                                                https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Limericks-120141?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_campaign=LimerickPin

We are using these free printables for notebooking                           http://www.cyncesplace.com/friday-freebie-st-patricks-notebooking-pages/

These two quotes from St. Patrick are going to look great on our pages!

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We like playing “Would You Rather …?” games. Here’s one just for Saint Patrick’s Day. Some of these questions are crazy! All of them set up some awesome discussions.                    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Would-You-Rather-Questions-119297

We made these shamrock treats!  Hershey Kiss, Green M&M’s, and Pretzels – Bake at 275 Degrees for just a couple of minutes until the Kiss has melted.  Watch carefully not to over cook, because burnt chocolate happens easily!


We have a few new rules during this study:  must wear green, Irish accents and phrases are mandatory, if anyone finds a pot-o-gold they must share with Mom, and ABSOLUTELY NO PINCHING!

Last but not least, a brief history video on St. Patrick from Veggie Tales 

St. Patrick’s Mix Playlist