March is just right around the corner friends and I can’t wait to share some of my favorite March classroom activities with you! When I think of March, it brings to mind a particularly funny time when I showed my ignorance about basketball and March Madness.
It was my first year teaching in Kentucky. One of my fifth grade boys came in to school one day all excited about his bracket. He asked me if he could see my bracket. I literally had no idea what he was talking about. I was like, “Are you talking about brackets that connect braces together?” He just stood there in disbelief. “No. I’m talking about your basketball bracket. Where is yours?” It shocked him to learn that I didn’t have a bracket and had never made one before. All day long, that was the talk of the fifth grade boys. Mrs. Oglesby not only didn’t have a bracket filled out but had no idea what it even was!!
I may not have known anything about March Madness and basketball brackets, but I did have plenty of fun learning classroom activities for my students. I have compiled a list of my favorite classroom resources to use throughout the month of March!
March Math Activities
March Math Worksheets
I always have worksheets ready to go in my classroom. Whether it is for morning work, a learning center or seat work activity, used for early finishers, etc. Your students will have fun practicing math standards with these spring worksheets! You can find these print-&-go math worksheets and many more here.
March Boom cards
Students LOVE working with Boom cards. I love Boom cards because they are self-checking, provide immediate feedback, and allow for differentiated instruction. Use in a math learning center or as an early finisher activity in your classroom. I have many sets of Boom cards, including those with a various themes. Check out the entire collection here. Cards cover 2nd-4th grade math standards.
March ELA Activities
March ELA Worksheets
These engaging, spring-themed worksheets are print and go ready. They can be used in so many ways in your classroom throughout the month including whole group instruction, small group skill practice, early finisher activity, reading center work, morning work, etc. You can find these reading worksheets here along with many others.
March Science Activities
Spring brings all in all kinds of wacky weather. This makes it the perfect time to teach your class all about storms! Learn about what causes storms, types of storms, what to do in severe weather, and more. You can even get a few free pages of this unit here.
If you are looking for a thorough unit to teach all of your plant science standards, this one is for you! It includes THREE WEEKS of engaging lessons and activities, all planned out for you. Check out this blog post to find out all that is covered.
Spring Animal Studies
To go along with my study of comparing plants and animals, I like to add in some animal studies. A study of bees or butterflies will cover those life cycle standards as well as important reading standards. You can find both of these units here.
St. Patrick’s Day Activities
I love bringing holidays into my classroom instruction. Finding activities that are standards-based and engaging is not always easy though. Not need to worry about that with these two units though. Both cover important standards while bringing in some St. Patrick’s Day fun!
Let these spring units free up some of your planning time and bring some themed-fun into your classroom. Happy teaching!