CLASSROOM – Challenge
This week in the classroom we offer you a challenge. It should be fun since it’s about celebrating. That’s what we like to do. Celebrate and learn new things. We take a look at five days on the calendar and find ways for students to celebrate them at home and in the classroom. Some of them are simple and some of them take a little bit more effort. It’s all up to the student, though. They are in charge of the journey.
Some of the featured observances include International Women’s Day, National Johnny Appleseed Day, and Plant a Flower Day. Some of these days have been featured in the Classroom before, so if you’re looking for specific project ideas, don’t forget to explore the entire March Classroom.
HOW TO OBSERVE CLASSROOM – Challenge
Download and print this week’s project and give your students the opportunity to explore the national days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!
Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:
1. Asking a question about the day or observance and finding the answer.
2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.
Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.
THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS
Download and print this week’s worksheet. Share it with your students and let the exploration begin!
Celebration Challenge Worksheet – Week of March 8, 2021
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