March 2010 Sunday

Monday 1 Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day What is your favorite way to eat peanut butter? Write an acrostic poem about peanut butter.

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READ an e-Book Week begins today.

Don’t have an e-reader? Download the free BLIO ereader and start enjoying your e-books.

14 Pull the Plug and read! Turn off all electronics today

21 Common Courtesy Day Practice your manners today. Read Emily Post or Miss Manners.

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ORGANIZE

A neighborhood read-in! Invite some guest readers for the younger children.

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IMAGINE

Tuesday 2

Read Across America Day Read Oh, the Places You Will Go! Now write your own version.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Reading can lead you to a very special pot of gold.

Wednesday 3 National Return Borrowed Books Week begins today. So round up those books and take them back to their homes!

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CREATE

You are a freelance writer. Your assignment is to interview a famous SC woman. Who would it be? What questions would you ask?

Could you live without batteries! Write a story about what your life would be like.

15 Ides of March

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Et tu, Brute? Who wrote this? Who said it? What was the occasion?

your school library today. Check out a book to read; use the computers, enjoy the space.

22 Liberty Day

23 Begin the day with the newspaper, and increase your awareness of people, places, things and events.

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31 Bust a Couch Potato Day.

This is the day in 1775 that Patrick Henry gave his famous speech, “Give me liberty or give me death!” Read Patrick Henry’s biography.

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SC Book Awards!

Did your favorite book win the SC Young Adult Book Award or the Junior Book Award? Visit your library to find out.

VISIT

Read! Read! Read! Share your favorite part with a friend or teacher.

Thursday 4

World Book Day

Celebrate by reading your book for 20 minutes today.

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READ

an illustrated journal page using paints, photos, words and/or letters from newspapers/magazines, and your own doodles and handwriting.

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READ READ READ

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St. Patrick’s Day Who was St. Patrick? Why is he important in Irish history?

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, 1989

What is significant about this environmental event?

Turn off the TV, turn on books.

READ

SELECT

6 random words from the dictionary. Now write a short story using those words. Share with your teacher.

25 Read about women who have served their country in time of war.

Monthly Observances Women’s History American Red Cross Music in Our Schools Irish-American Heritage

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Friday

Saturday

WRITE

6 If you could spend

A letter of appreciation about your school library and mail it to your principal to celebrate National Write

a Letter of Appreciation Week.

one day this month doing exactly what you wanted, what would it be? How much would it cost?

Where in the World?

12 MAKE

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a list of the candidates for governor and research their stand on education, health care, and taxes.

Examine the labels on your clothes, shoes, food. Make a list of all the different countries.

19 Research

20 Bucket List

What is a neap tide?

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Design

a bookmark offering tips for Internet safety. Give it to your librarian to make copies to share.

It’s not too early to start your bucket list. What’s one thing you want to learn to do before you’re too old?

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What’s in a name?

It’s National Joe Day! Have everyone call you “Joe” or “Josephine” Write a newspaper article about your experience.

Martha Alewine Consultant, School Libraries Office of Standards and Support SC Department of Education http://ed.sc.gov [email protected]

March 2010

How much would it cost? 7 READ an e-Book Week begins today. Don't have an e-reader? Download the free BLIO e- reader and start enjoying your e-books. 9. 10 CREATE an illustrated journal page using paints, photos, words and/or letters from newspapers/magazines, and your own doodles and handwriting. 11 READ.

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