- Agriculture Literacy – The seven part series is based on the NYS theme book, “The Apple Orchard Riddle” by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas and includes an introduction to NYS Agriculture, three NYS farmer profiles – Goold Orchards, Castleton (Hudson Valley), Schutt’s Apple Mill, Webster and Russell Farms, Niagara, a crossword puzzle, word search and kid-friendly apple recipe from the NYS Apple Growers Association. These resources were created in partnership with New York Agriculture in the Classroom and were designed for use by teachers with students in grades K-4 to help increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of New York State agriculture.
Center for Civic Education: Women’s History Month – During Women’s History Month, the School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program challenges your students to think critically about the subject matter and sources that underpin the study of women’s history. Throughout our nation’s past, women have dared to question, to evaluate, and to ask, “Why not do better?” These lessons and activities invite your students to do the same.
- March 13-19: Sunshine Week – Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know. Click here for an activity.
- March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day –
- Family Engagement in Education – Research shows that children are more likely to succeed academically and are less likely to engage in violent behavior if their families are involved in their education. Many parents say, however, that they feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in their children’s schools. Teachers often feel under attack by parents who are highly involved. Learn how to bridge the gap. Included: A dozen activities to promote parental involvement and ten tips for involved parents.
- March is Women’s History Month – Celebrate Women’s History Month with lesson plans and online activities from Scholastic for students in K-12 to honor women who made a difference in the world.
- Also, visit the Smithsonian Education website for a collection free online resources for Women’s History Month.
- Weekly News Driven Questions in the daily paper every Tuesday – Can be found by logging in to your e-edition account.
- St. Patrick’s Day Themed Treats –