March is on its way and I would like to point out a few things about these 5 celebrations that get my attention:
- The National Association for Music Education has chosen the month of March to be the time of year to focus on music education in schools all across the United States. This is great but let’s not forget to put a special focus on the importance of using music in schools all year long. May music surround our children for it can go beyond language, beyond social structure, beyond a previously seen possibility. Music, poetry, and the spoken word are very powerful tools for helping students learn and retain information. Much like language, the two share the superpower of building connections while uniting and bringing us together. Click for a few samples of songs for little ones.
- National Women’s History Month is a month long event and each year a new theme is chosen. This year’s theme is “Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet.” As a former teacher I congratulate all my fellow colleagues who continuously preach by example. Those who create a myriad of activities to teach our little ones ways to contribute to saving the planet.
- March 8th – International Women’s Day – Congratulations to all the women from all paths in this beautiful world. May God bless them all!
- March 14th – Albert Einstein’s Birthday – Born on March 14, 1879 and regarded as one of the greatest minds of all time. There is so much to learn about and from him.
- March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day – Let’s celebrate by wearing green so as not to risk getting pinched! Check out our Pinterest Boards.
- March 20th – The Arrival of Spring!!! Hopefully with lots of sun, nice weather and good things for all!!! Check out “La Primavera” a sweet poem in Spanish by Languages4kidz.