Do you have an animals or habitats unit coming up? How about something to do with adaptations? How about a writing unit with a focus on research or information texts?
March Mammal Madness 2021 is your answer!
This will be my third time participating in March Mammal Madness with my class. It is much like March Madness, but with animals! 4 divisions of 16 animals (plus a wild card) "battle" to see who wins! Don't worry, the battles aren't real (often the pairs would never encounter each other in real life) and don't always end in death either... sometimes an animal is just disinterested in a conflict, like in real life. Your job is to research each animal to the best of your ability so you can predict the winners and score the most points on the bracket.
Here is Everything You Need to Know:
Ways I have used MMM in the past (with grades 3 and 4):
2018 - One class researches the whole bracket (in person, at school):
2020 - One class researches the whole bracket, but 5 other classes also participated (home-based, online learning):
2021 - Five classes will research the whole bracket (preparing for home-based, online learning):
Of course, if you are viewing this and it is after March, you could always use the old resources and create your own timeline for your class.
Passionate Canadian PYP Teacher in Vietnam