March is a great month for writing because students get to celebrate Dr. Seuss, St. Patrick’s Day, and the first day of spring! Today I want to share some of my favorite writing ideas for spring.
Note – this post does contain affiliate links.
We are a participant in the amazon services llc associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to amazon.com and affiliated sites.
To start the month, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Students are allowed to choose books from any section of our classroom library during reading, but I find that the Dr. Seuss books are always the most popular this time of year.
Since we work on responding to reading all year long, I like to let my students choose any book they want and do a fun book review. Sometimes we hang these around the classroom and sometimes we make a class book so students can look for book recommendations from their peers.
Then we spend time choosing our events and writing our stories. When the stories are finished, it’s fun to put them inside a pot of gold craft to create a booklet. You can find these booklets here.
March also brings the beginning of spring, which is my favorite time of year for working on poetry. The changes outdoors provide a lot of inspiration. One of the easiest poems to start with is a rainbow poem. After that we work on a variety of other poetry forms, too.
Spring is also a great time to stop and review different writing genres, too. I keep writing prompts on a ring so students can easily access them and take them back to their seats during writing.
Have you read Julia Cook's newest book, A Flicker of Hope? It's a beautifully written story that encourages children to ask for help when they find themselves standing under dark clouds in their life. Not only does this book show children how to ask for help, but it also encourages children to be hope builders for others!