Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include teaching guides, lesson plans, best practices, tip sheets, online learning games, educational videos, posters, book lists, coloring pages and more.
- School Breakfast Week
The first week of March is National School Breakfast Week. The NEA Foundation supports Breakfast in the Classroom and partners with organizations to provide grants for Breakfast in the Classroom programs.
Provides information on food, health and fitness and sections for kids, parents, men, women, and seniors.
March is Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) website provides ideas for how to participate in MIOSM and promote support for school music. A menu offers downloadable MIOSM logos for web and print use, and activity ideas.
How to Incorporate Music in Your Subject suggests how teachers can include music in math, foreign language, social studies, and language arts classes.
ReadWriteThink.org has a number of K-12 lesson plans suitable for MIOSM, as do ArtsAlive and ArtsEdge. Here are some sample lessons and activities:
March is here, and spring is right around the corner. Don’t miss out on spring break savings available from NEA Member Benefits on hotels, rental cars, guided tours, and more!
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for March 2019
Has the thought of spring break got you dreaming of warmer climes? NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for March!* Read more
In the wee morning hours on Saturday, March 24, Connecticut teachers filled a bus bound for Washington, D.C., in a major show of support for students and safe schools.
Teachers from Avon, Bloomfield, Cheshire, Clinton, Cornwall, Coventry, East Hartford, Killingly, Manchester, Mansfield, Newington, Norwich, Tolland, Trumbull, and Waterbury—as well as retired educators from around the state—participated in the student-led March for Our Lives at the nation’s capital, joined by their colleagues in marches throughout Connecticut and worldwide.
Teachers gathered at Union Station in New Haven in the wee hours of Saturday morning to board a bus to Washington, D.C.
“We are here to support our nation’s students in their demand for meaningful action for safe schools,” said Bridgeport teacher Mia Dimbo. “It’s time to honor the victims of school shootings by passing commonsense gun laws and providing funding for mental health services and other school resources.” Read more