One of my idols when it comes to ideas for challenging students is:
I could spend hours looking at these ideas and watching the ByrdseedTV videos.
His idea for this month was to have students invent a new holiday-keeping in mind what we value as a community and what should be honored. Some of them were really thoughtful:
Invention Day-to celebrate how inventions were invented and decorate with pictures of people who made our life easier.
Pet Day-people can spend the day helping pets
Money Day-giving money to homeless people, try to be nice, help people and have fun.
Safety Day-everybody be safe with their family.
Homework Day-(I asked if that wasn't every day, it feels like it is for me! :) We can learn more math problems.
At least it got them thinking a little bit! :)