March 2019
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 March 2019
 March is the first month of Spring!  It's the time of the year when plants begin growing again, maple tress produce sap which is turned into maple syrup and animals start to wake up from hibernation.  It's also when some households decide to do some spring cleaning.     Furthermore, March 14th is Pi Day which celebrates the number pi (π).  Pi Day reminds everyone that it was first used to find the circumference of a circle around 4,000 years ago!  Most mathematicians, teachers, and students celebrate Pi Day by doing fun activities such as having a pie eating contest!      Lastly, college basketball is a very popular sport in the United States.  It has one of the most popular tournaments in sports during the month of March.  The championship tournament is nicknamed March Madness and 68 college teams will get into the tournament.     With flowers starting to emerge and grow this month how are you planning to bloom?  Warmly,  The Literacy DuPage Staff

 In March, we will be celebrating Women's History Month and St. Patrick's Day.  This Tutor Newsletter edition identifies many links and resources to use with your learner around these themes.
 Mentor's Tutor Tip  from Karen Fuist  Ordinal numbers are a part of our everyday life.  We use them to tell the dates.  We use them to give instructions at work or at home.  This lesson will help our learners use ordinal numbers. (These worksheets are found on islcollective.com) Levels 0-1 Use this page as a listening, speaking, reading and writing exercise.  Have the learners listen to you say the words, and then they repeat.  Then have them read the words and write them.  Worksheet #1 Levels 2-3 (all of the above) Have your learner say their name, address, phone number.  Make a 911 emergency card to keep by their phone at home with this information on it.  Worksheet #2 Levels 4-5 (all of the above) Review the months of the year.  Worksheet #3 & 4 Use ordinal numbers and write complete sentences.  Worksheet #5 Levels 6-7 (all of the above)  Read the description of the people and write the name under the right picture.  Worksheet #6 Now that your learner either learned the ordinal numbers or reviewed them, it's time to apply what they learned. All levels Follow the directions on the worksheets using ordinal numbers to teach hand washing.  Worksheets #7, 8, 9
 This month's curriculum about taking one's temperature is designed for beginning level students but can be adapted for higher level learners.   The pictures provide a base for vocabulary development (nouns and verbs), sentence structure, and sequencing.  The activity page allows students to practice with the vocabulary, read text, sequence the sentence strips, et cetera.  Text source:  First Words in English,    Mrowicki, Linda
 Health Literacy Curriculum Use these curriculum links for instructional materials to teach about taking one's temperature: Use these links to increase your Health Literacy Awareness: