Did you know that March 13th is National Earmuff Day? Does that matter? Maybe!
A day’s teaching can be perked up by even the smallest things. I encourage you to scour the internet for all the little known national days that blanket the calendar. Let inspiration take over and add a little spark to your teaching with this knowledge. You can link an educational topic or review some material that relates in some way to this theme of the day. Students will love it! If you build excitement or anticipation in the classroom, students may find out just how much they care about the fact that June 6th is National Yo-yo Day.
Here’s an educational video I made about estimation and rounding for National Author’s Day, which is November 1st.
December 4th is National Dice Day. How about a probability exercise for math class?
January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. How about a fun writing activity to review spelling words?
March 12th is National Plant a Flower Day. How about a science class review of the parts of a plant?
Here’s where you can find a multitude of national days. There is always an opportunity to add a little more fun to the classroom and do something that will grab the attention of your students.