Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Themes Equinox
Ahhhhh - Spring,
the time when night and day are of equal length in all parts of the Earth.

I love this time of year as the winter blahs give way to birdcalls and blooms (and mud when you live in Maine). My energy soars and visions of long walks and dropping winter pounds fill my head. There can also be a new energy in the classroom as we look toward longer days and more outside time. Here are some resources to help you plan the first days of Spring:

Teach them about the movements of the sun at http://solar.physics.montana.edu/YPOP/Classroom/Lessons/Sundials/equinox.html

A page of equinox activities for kids:

Lot's of Spring Lesson Plans - use the students' boundless energy with these:

How does Spring tie in with religions? See: http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/spring.html

The scientific explanation:

Learn about all the seasons at this nice page of links:

This year in North America, spring equinox begins on a Sunday morning — we might be a little too far to hear the Peace Bell at UN Headquarters in New York City, you can chime in at the appointed hour http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/EarthSeasons.html

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