Thursday, March 1, 2018

Global Project: Same Day in March

As is so often the case, I found a wonderful global project via Twitter! 

The global project is called Same Day in March

This collaborative project is a fabulous way to learn about weather, geography, technology, and culture. Thanks to Mrs. Ladd and Ms. Stefopoulou for creating and facilitating this project! Follow the project on Twitter using the hashtag #sdim18.

Today was day 1, but you can join at any time during the month of March. To kick off the project, we went outside with some weather tools. 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis

We used thermometers for measuring the air temperature and set up a rain gauge to measure the forecasted rain on Friday. 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis  

Learning how to read the thermometer was one of the first lessons we learned. 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

 From the NOAA National Weather Service, we learned that it will definitely be raining tomorrow! Good thing we have our rain gauge out to see how many inches of rain we receive. 

Don't forget your umbrella tomorrow! 
Photo by Mr. Seliskar 


Although rain was predicted throughout the day, we only received .3 of an inch from 8:00 until 2:00. 

We used Google Earth to "visit" the communities that are in the project. As we zoomed out, we tried to classify each community. Is it an urban community, a suburban community, or a rural community? Some students took a screenshot and uploaded the information to Seesaw and added it to our "Same Day in March" folder. 

We also placed sticky notes on the locations. What do you notice about the classes that joined from the United States?

Are there any classes in the project that live in a place that is new to you? Because of their location, will their weather be similar to ours?

What are the names of some clouds we might see? What do they look like?  


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

    What a fun way to learn about weather and the world while connecting with other classes near and far.

    Where do some of the other participating classes live?

    As I live in Australia, I'm in the southern hemisphere. That means our seasons are opposite. Today is the second day of March and the second day of autumn.

    I live near Melbourne and people here joke that we often have 'four seasons in one day'. Do you know what that means?

    Stay dry tomorrow!

    Your blogging pal Down Under,
    Mrs Morris

  2. We will be tracking the weather right along with you! You have given us some great ideas to help us extend this project. This sounds like it might be another way for us to connect on the Grid. Hummm!


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