March Writing and Crafts
Hey, y'all! March is coming at us like a lion and you know how much I like to be prepared! My students are loving our monthly writing prompts--they're simple, predictable, and easy to use--and these March writing prompts for k-2 are no exception. March is a busy month, so it includes themes like Read Across America Week, St. Patrick's Day, spring, and International Happiness Day (did you know that's a thing?).
Read Across America week is the first week in March each year. We read about diverse characters, have dress-up days, and learn all about different genres. In this writing unit, students can share about books they love, keep track of their books read that week, explore books with their five senses (Although I highly discourage students from actually tasting a book! Use your imagination people!), and more.
When I taught in Texas, Saint Patrick's Day always fell during our spring break so we didn't pay a lot of attention to it. Up here at the Lake, our breaks are a little bit later so we're able to give St. Patty's Day a little love.
We read about How to Catch a Leprechaun, then we write all about it. We also talk about superstitions, luck, and the end of the rainbow. Lots of writing opportunities there!
And then, the International Day of Happiness falls in March, too. It started several years ago and is recognized by the United Nations so we're going to bring some of this joy into our classroom, too.
On March 20th, we'll be exploring what it means to be happy. Then, we'll be sharing some of the things that make us happy in our writing. Reading what makes kids happy is one of the most wholesome things anyone can read. 💕
And since the first day of spring falls in March also, coincidentally right around the same time as the Day of Happiness, we'll be discussing all things spring that final week.
We'll be talking and writing about changing weather, planting seeds, what we love about spring, and so much more. This topic will run right into our April writing unit as well.
Of course, we all love a good craft, too, right? Especially a no-prep craft. If you're wanting to take a piece of writing from rough draft to final copy, this unit includes a How to Catch a Leprechaun book that is perfect for completing a full writing process.
Also, in conjunction with the International Day of Happiness writing, students can share what makes them happy with super cute and simple bulletin board display. Students draw a self-portrait and what makes them happy in the picture frame, then describe it in more detail in their writing. Other students try to read what their classmates wrote and match the writing to the picture.
Mounting the pictures on construction paper and posting it all on your hallway bulletin board is sure to be a hit!
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