March is an exciting month, especially for upper elementary school classrooms! With the coming of spring, there are so many fun and interesting March activities that can be done with upper elementary students. From social emotional learning activities to engaging and challenging enrichment tasks, this article will provide some ideas for how to keep your students engaged and excited for the month of March.
Social & Emotional Learning Activities
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) is an important part of any classroom environment. SEL helps children develop skills such as self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and more. In order to foster these skills in your upper elementary classroom during the month of March, you can create paper daily check-ins. These check-ins can be used to help students reflect on their day and share their thoughts with you in a safe space. Additionally, these check-ins can help you get to know your students better by understanding their feelings and emotions throughout the day. You can check it out here!
In addition to SEL activities, it’s important to also include enrichment tasks in your upper elementary classroom during March. One great way to do this is by creating St. Patrick’s Day themed choice boards. These boards allow students who have finished their work early or need a challenge something creative and meaningful to do with their time. Not only will they be having fun but they will also be learning about the holiday season all while reinforcing concepts from other curriculum areas like math or writing.
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No Prep Math Pack for March Activities
This St. Patrick’s Day, why not skip the prep work and bring some fun into your math lessons? Our St. Patrick’s Day themed no-prep math pack is perfect for getting your students engaged in mathematics, featuring 15 different activities that all revolve around our beloved four-leaf clover! Each activity combines exciting math concepts with the festive luck of the Irish, making sure that learning is both enjoyable and meaningful. Get your students clapping their hands while they ponder over equations and let their creative minds run free as they use logic to fill out the colorful spring worksheets – this pack has something for everyone!
Teaching has never been more fun or easy than with Google Classroom! Not only can I share engaging lessons with my class, but I don’t have to waste time and energy on grading paper anymore. With Google Classroom, I can create a virtual lab of sorts and assign projects to the whole class in minutes. For example, because this month is Women’s History Month, I can easily assign an interactive task that requires students to research notable female figures in the sports world. My students will be learning about remarkable women who, even outside of the classroom walls, can become true role models for future generations. All this thanks to Google Classroom and its complete set of tools!
March is a great time for upper elementary classrooms! With both social & emotional learning activities and enrichment tasks available for use within the classroom setting, teachers can easily find ways to keep their students engaged throughout the month of March. These activities are not only fun but meaningful too — helping ensure that your upper elementary class stays enthusiastic about learning all year round! I just love these March activities. If you are searching for February, you can read about it here.