Monday, March 01, 2010

Musings on March

Hard to believe that it is March already! Here in Western New York we spent the weekend blanketed in heavy, wet snow - a reminder that Spring is still a bit away!!

March was originally the first month on the Roman calendar - one that was named after Mars, the Roman God of War.  So it is understandable that after being bumped to the third month it is a little cranky and shows it in the weather!!

March has much to celebrate! It is Music in Schools month - something we should all celebrate and keep in mind in this age of budget cuts! It is also International Ideas Month!!

And so - for March, think of writing activities that celebrate ideas.  Use new "brainstorming" activities in class, celebrate the funniest or most original idea of the day.  And of course, have music playing in the background!

Happy March!!

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