St. Patrick's Day and March Writing Prompts

March Writing Prompts and Creative Journal Ideas

Creative Writing Ideas and Journal Topics
For St. Patrick's Day and March

St. Patrick's Day and March Writing Prompts and Journal Ideas for Elementary School Students blue bullet point St. Patrick's Day and March Writing Prompts: Are you looking for a creative list of writing prompts and journal ideas to use during the month of March?

blue bullet point Below, you will find a list of general March writing topics and a list of specific calendar dates for March which contain creative writing ideas related to that particular date in March.

blue bullet point I have created this list of St. Patrick's Day and March writing prompts and ideas for elementary school teachers and students, but many of these creative writing ideas and topics would also be appropriate for other grade levels.


blue bullet point You will find some St. Patrick's Day and March writing prompts below that contain underlined links. If you click on an underlined link:

  • You will be directed to another page on Unique Teaching Resources that contains detailed lesson plan ideas and printable worksheets for those March writing prompts.
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General St. Patrick's Day and
March Writing Prompts:

  • St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Creative Writing Printable Worksheet Finding a pot of gold
  • At the end of the rainbow I found ...
  • Dear Leprechaun
  • Meet my Leprechaun friend
  • On the way to school you see a rainbow. When you touch it, you suddenly find yourself in a magical world. Describe this world and tell what you do there.


  • St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Creative Writing Printable Worksheet Finding a four leaf clover
  • Do you have a special item (coin, favorite piece of clothing, keepsake, etc) that you consider to be a good luck charm??
  • Do you have a favorite number that you feel is lucky for you?
  • It is St. Patrick's Day and a Leprechaun visits your school. He is carrying a large sack filled with magical items. He opens the bag and gives you a magical item. What is it and what can it do? Tell what happens when you use it.
  • St. Patrick's Day Poem Printable Worksheet Write a poem for St. Patrick's Day
  • Write an I.R.I.S.H. acrostic poem
  • Write a limerick for St. Patrick's Day.
  • Write a poem about a time that you were very lucky.

  • Legend of St. Patrick and Driving Snakes Out of Ireland The legend of St. Patrick includes the story that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. Have your students research this legend and write a poem about it using the simile snake templates shown below.
  • St. Patrick's Day Simile Snake Poetry Templates and Worksheets Write a poem that includes similes in it for St. Patrick's Day using these "Simile Snake" poetry templates.
  • Click here to go to a website that provides information about A Fun Way to Teach Similes Using Poetry.
  • For examples of similes to share with your students, this page contains a long list of similes: Examples of Similes.
  • Review similes with your students using this video on You Tube:



  • To combine March, spring, and green for St. Patrick's Day together, have your students write poems about caterpillars.

  • Click on the link below to view the page where this long caterpillar poetry project can be found: Caterpillar Poetry Templates
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar Lesson Plan Ideas Before completing this poetry assignment with your students, you could read them The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
    • For this unique green poetry project, each students writes a poem in one section of the caterpillar.
    • If you have 25 students in your classroom, you can create an extra long caterpillar poetry display that is over 15 feet with this unique set of poetry lesson plans.
  • Planning a vacation to Ireland.
  • St. Patrick's Day Think Green Environmental Printable Worksheet "Think Green" by recycling.
  • This St. Patrick's Day I will be green by reducing, reusing, and recycling.
  • We should "Think Green" every day of the year!
  • St. Patrick's Day Think Green Recycling Sticker Chart Encourage your students to "Think Green" and recycle this March by giving them a recycling sticker chart (example shown on the right).
  • Student can use these recycling trash can sticker charts to record each time that they practice one of the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
  • On St. Patrick's Day share everyone's favorite "green song" with your students: "It's Not Easy Being Green" by Kermit the Frog.




  • It's not easy being green.
  • It's not easy being ______ .
  • Everything I touch turns green.
  • Think Green Fun Family Tree Project For Kids While students are "Thinking Green," have them complete a unique family tree project.
    • This extra large family tree project measures over 18 inches in height and 13 inches in width after the trunk, branch, and leaves have been assembled together.
    • Click on the link below to view the page where this extra large family tree project can be found:
      Family Tree Lesson Plans and Fun Student Project

    • The Giving Tree Bulletin Board Display Example A great picture book to read to your students during this activity is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
    • Click on the link below to view the page where you can view my lesson plan activities for this book:
      The Giving Tree Lesson Plans For Teachers
  • Many vegetables are green. List as many green vegetables as you can think of and how often you eat these vegetables.
  • Name 5 things that are green and where you see them.
  • Think Green Enormous Crocodile Group Project For a fun green project that will require a lot of green crayons, green coloring pencils, and green glitter this March, read your students "The Enormous Crocodile" by Roald Dahl. Then, assign your students a fun crocodile group project that they can complete together.
  • Think Green ESIO TROT Bulletin Board For an extra large eye catching green bulletin board display in your classroom this March, read your students "ESIO TROT" by Roald Dahl. Your students will think that these turtle shaped group projects are a fun green activity to complete together.


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Specific March Writing Prompts:

Celebrations, Events, Holidays, and Dates in History:

Scroll through this page, or click on the links below, to read
about each of these March writing prompts and holidays.


March - National Women's History Month

National Women's History Month March blue bullet point National Women's History Month in March highlights the extraordinary achievements of women throughout our history. It also recognizing the significant obstacles that women have had to overcome along their road to success.

blue bullet point Women's History Month traces its beginnings to the first International Women's Day in 1911. The public celebration of women's history in the United States began in 1978 as Women's History Week in Sonoma County, California.

blue bullet point In 1981, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and Representative Barbara Mikulski of Maryland co-sponsored a joint Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month.


March 2 - Read Across America Day
March 2 - Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Read Across America Day Dr. Seuss Birthday March 2 blue bullet point Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2 and it is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that celebrates the importance of reading.

blue bullet point This date was chosen to coincide with the birthday of a famous children's author, Dr. Seuss. Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time.

  • Write a letter to a younger student about why it is important to learn how to read.
  • Read your students a proclamation signed by President Obama explaining the importance of the Read Across America Day on the Presidential Proclamation Read Across America Day page.
  • Reading Rockets has useful teaching resources that you can use to help you celebrate Read Across America Day with your students.
  • Are you looking for some famous Dr. Seuss quotes to share with your students for his birthday?

    I have created a list of 40+ Dr. Seuss quotes, along with many free posters that you can download and print to display in your classroom on the following page: Dr. Seuss quotes

    Famous Dr. Seuss quotes for elementary school teachers and students

    Click on the link below to go to my Dr. Seuss quotes page and download free posters for your classroom like the one you see above.


  • Seussville and Cat In The Hat are fun Dr. Seuss websites that your students will enjoy.
  • If you are interested in viewing the unique How the Grinch Stole Christmas project that is shown below, click on the following link:

Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas Lesson Plans and Project Templates



March 3 (1847) - Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday

Alexander Graham Bell Birthday March 3, 1847 blue bullet point The inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is best known for his development of the telephone.

blue bullet point Alexander Graham Bell's mother and wife were deaf, and this influenced his life's work. His research on hearing and speech led him to experiment with hearing devices. Alexander Graham Bell was awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876.

  • Describe three ways that life would be different if telephones had never been invented.
  • Write a letter to Alexander Graham Bell and describe the features of today's cell phones.
  • What do you think our telephones will be like in 20 years? Design a phone of the future and describe the features of the phone that you designed.
  • What do you think is the most important invention of all time? Why?
  • Draw and design a new invention. Write a description about your new invention and why it will be so useful to people today.
  • Visit Wikipedia's Alexander Graham Bell page to learn more about this inventor.
  • On Biography.com Alexander Graham Bell page students can learn more about Bell, as well as watch a video about this famous inventor.
  • This is a great time to assign your students a book report project that uses unique cell phone templates. Click on the following link to view a fun phone project that is available on Unique Teaching Resources:

Alexander Graham Bell and Phone Book Report Project Templates

Glue the front and back phone templates together
to create a unique 2 sided book report project.


March 11 - Johnny Appleseed Day

Johnny Appleseed Day March 11 blue bullet point John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26, 1774 in Massachusetts. Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on March 11.

blue bullet point Johnny Appleseed was an American pioneer and is best known for roaming the countryside planting apple seeds from which many apple orchards are said to have begun.

blue bullet point John Chapman was raised on a small farm on Massachusetts. His favorite place was his father's apple orchard because he loved apples and this inspired him to introduce and plant apple seeds through the frontiers of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

blue bullet point Johnny Appleseed Day is sometimes celebrated on September 26, which is acknowledged as his birthdate. The March 11 date is usually preferred because it is during planting season. The March 11 date is believed to have been selected because Johnny Appleseed died on March 11, 1845 according to many accounts. Wikipedia's Johnny Appleseed page lists March 18, 1845 as the date of his death.

  • As your students are writing their prompts, bring in an apple for each student to eat.
  • "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." What do you think this popular saying means?
  • If you could choose the seeds from one fruit or vegetable to carry around and plant, which one would you choose? Give reasons for your choice and where you would plant these seeds.
  • Visit Wikipedia's Johnny Appleseed page to learn more about this American pioneer.
  • Read about the Story of Johnny Appleseed and download a crossword puzzle on Best Apples.
  • I have designed apple shaped creative writing templates (shown below) that would be great to use for a writing assignment about Johnny Appleseed. Click here to go to Heidi's apple writing templates page.
  • Johnny Appleseed Day is a perfect day to begin using reading incentive charts with your students. My good apple sticker charts (shown below) will help you to motivate your students to read 17 books in the time period that you select.

Johnny Appleseed Apple Lesson Plans Worksheets, Templates, and Sticker Charts

Left: Apple Writing Templates
Right: Apple Sticker Charts


March 12 - Girl Scout Day

Girl Scouts of America March 12 blue bullet point Girl Scout Day is celebrated on March 12. The Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.

blue bullet point The Girl Scouts aim to empower girls and develop qualities in them that will serve them all their lives. The goal of this youth organization for girls is to teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through activities that include camping and community service.

blue bullet point The Girl Scouts organization welcomed girls with disabilities early in its history, at a time when they were not included in many other activities. There are now more than 3 million members of the Girl Scouts.

  • Write a story about a hiking or camping adventure.
  • Clubs and organizations are a great way to learn important skills. What types of clubs and/or organizations do you belong to? What are some of the skills that you have learned in this club?
  • If you don't belong to a club, which club would you like to join?
  • The Girls Scouts are well known for selling cookies as one of their fundraising activities: "Every Cookie Has a Mission: To Help Girls Do Great Things." Go to Meet the Girl Scout Cookies to find out more about this program.
  • Visit Wikipedia's Girls Scouts of America page to learn more about this organization.
  • On Girl Scouts of America page, students can learn more about becoming a girl scout.

March 14 (1879) - Albert Einstein's Birthday

Albert Einstein Birthday March 14, 1879 blue bullet point The scientist Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Germany. At an early age, Einstein showed a great interest in math and science. He built models and mechanical devices for fun and began to show a talent for mathematics.

blue bullet point Einstein is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. He is often regarded as the father of modern physics. Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.

  • How and why is math important to everyday life and jobs?
  • Write these quotes by Einstein on your board and have students select one to write about:

    • "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
    • "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
    • "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
    • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
  • Albert Einstein Fun Biography Book Report Project For Students What are the major differences between a scientist and an inventor?
  • Design a character body biography project about Albert Einstein that highlights his achievements as a scientist. For ideas and lesson plans for a fun biography project, please see this page on my website: Character Body Book Report Projects.
  • Visit Wikipedia's Albert Einstein page to learn more about this famous scientist.
  • Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. Read his biography on Nobel Prize.org
  • Are you looking for some famous Albert Einstein quotes to share with your students for his birthday?

    I have created a list of 50+ Albert Einstein quotes, along with many free posters that you can download and print to display in your classroom on the following page: Albert Einstein quotes.

    Famous Albert Einstein Quotes For Elementary School Teachers and Students

    Click on the link below to go to my Albert Einstein quotes page and download free posters for your classroom like the one you see above.



End of March Writing Prompts


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March Printable Calendar Set


Click here to go to my
Free Printable Classroom Calendars page.

Note: On the above page, you will find links to download all 12
of my FREE classroom calendar sets for January - December!


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My printable calendar sets are designed to fit inside the
monthly calendar pocket charts that many teachers use.

My holiday calendar sets contain
the following printable worksheets:


March Printable Monthly Classroom Calendar

Above: The large March calendar title is a
2 page banner template that is glued together and cut out.


March Printable Classroom Calendar For Teachers

Above: This printable calendar set for March includes large
days of the week templates for the 7 days of the week
(Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are shown above).


March Printable Pocket Chart Classroom Calendar For School Teachers

This printable calendar set for March includes smaller calendar pieces for the 7 days of the week that will fit inside your calendar pocket chart.

There are 31 square calendar number dates in this teaching resources set.

There are squares for you to print and write your students' names and birthdays on.

There are 11 printable calendar worksheets in this
March teaching resources classroom display set.


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Click on this link to go to my
Free Printable Classroom Calendars page.

On the above page, you'll find links to
12 FREE calendar sets for January - December.




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Below you will find short summaries for some of the
St. Patrick's Day activities
that are available on Unique Teaching Resources.

Click on the "more information" link at the bottom of each box to read
detailed information and see large picture examples for each project.

St. Patrick's Tricky Word Pairs


St. Patrick's Day Powerpoint Lesson

St. Patrick's Day Grammar Powerpoint Presentation Lesson Plans

This St. Patrick's Day powerpoint lesson reviews words that often confuse children.

The following tricky word pairs are reviewed: its/it's, whose/who's, were/we're, and their/they're.

There are 14 sets of questions and answers in this powerpoint and a total of 35 slides..

$3.00

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St. Patrick's Day Tricky Word Pairs


FREE March Calendar Set


Free March Calendar Set Download

This FREE resource set can be downloaded on this page:

January - December
Free Classroom
Calendars

The pieces in this FREE calendar set fit perfectly inside pocket charts (or you can use them on a classroom bulletin board display).

This calendar set includes the following:

  • March title (2 page printable banner)
  • large days of the week
  • small days of the week
  • dates squares (1 -31)
  • holiday squares
  • student birthday squares
  • blank shamrock squares



Leprechaun Reading Chart


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Leprechaun March Reading Sticker Chart for St. Patrick's Day

"Leprechauns Love To Read" is a sticker chart that I designed to encourage students to read books independently during the month of March.

There are 20 boxes for you to place stickers in on these St. Patrick's Day leprechaun templates.

$3.50

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March Writing Prompts
Leprechaun Reading Sticker Charts


Pot of Gold Sticker Chart


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St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Sticker Charts

These Pot of Gold sticker charts can be used for a variety of different purposes this March: reading, math, spelling, homework, good citizenship, etc.

There are 20 circles for you to place stickers in on these pot of gold sticker chart templates.

$2.50

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March Writing Prompts
Pot of Gold Sticker Charts



Think Green Recycling Set


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Recycling and Environmental Trash Can Sticker Charts

Encourage your students to Think Green with these environmental trash can sticker charts.

My students complete various tasks to earn stickers on their Think Green sticker charts. This set also includes a matching award certificate.

$3.00

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March Writing Prompts
"Think Green" Recycling Sticker Chart


St. Patrick's Day Poem


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St. Patrick's Day Poem and Poetry Writing Worksheet

"May the Luck of the Irish" be with your students as they write a poem for St. Patrick's Day.

If your students have never written an Irish limerick, this would be a wonderful time to introduce your students to writing limericks.

$0.99

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March Writing Prompts
St. Patrick's Day Poetry Worksheet



St. Patrick's Day Worksheets


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St. Patrick’s Day Creative Writing Printable Worksheets for Language Arts

These March language arts worksheets are ideal for a wide range of creative writing topics and will make a colorful St. Patrick's Day bulletin board display.

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March Writing Prompts
St. Patrick's Day
4 Leaf Clover Worksheet Set


Finding a Pot of Gold


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St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Pot of Gold Printable Worksheets for Language Arts

For this St. Patrick's Day creative writing assignment, students write a story about what happened when they found a pot of gold.

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March Writing Prompts
St. Patrick's Day
Pot of Gold Worksheet Set



Simile Poetry Lesson Plans


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Simile Poem Snake Poetry Templates

Are you looking for a fun and engaging poetry lesson activity that emphasizes using similes? These Simile Snake poems will make a very colorful poetry display in your classroom.

$3.50

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March Writing Prompts
Simile Lesson Plans


Caterpillar Poetry Templates


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Fun Caterpillar Poetry Templates for Poems

If you have 25 students in your classroom, you can create a caterpillar display that is over 15 feet long with these unique poetry lesson plans. Each student writes a poem in one of the caterpillar templates.

$3.99

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March Writing Prompts
Caterpillar Poems



Below are ideas for four unique projects
that have "green themes" and they would be fun for
your students to complete during the month of March.

Family Tree Templates


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Family Tree Student Projects and Templates

Are you looking for a unique way for your students to create family tree projects this March? Your students will be branching out to learn about the members of their family as they design their own family trees.

$6.00

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Family Tree Lesson Plans


The Giving Tree


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The Giving Tree Printable Creative Writing Worksheets

This set of The Giving Tree lesson plans will help your students complete a creative writing activity based on Shel Silverstein's book. This set includes an idea web, first draft, final draft, leaf templates, and a grading rubric.

$4.50

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The Giving Tree Lesson Plans



The Enormous Crocodile

Author: Roald Dahl

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Fun Group Project

Enormous Crocodile Group Book Report Project Example

One of my students' favorite projects of the year is this large group project for The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl. Students write about the 4 clever tricks that the crocodile plans in order to eat the children in town.

Project Measurements:
Width = 37 inches Height = 12 inches

$7.50

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The Enormous Crocodile
Group Project


ESIO TROT Group Project

Author: Roald Dahl

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Fun Group Project

Esio Trot Example of Tortoise Book Report Project

For this fun cooperative group project, students work together to describe the two main characters, the problem, and the solution of the story. There is an area on the tortoise templates for students to draw a picture of Alfie.

Project Measurements:
Width = 16 inches Height = 21 inches

$7.50

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ESIO TROT
Group Project




During the month of March, students can design a
biography newspaper or character body project for:

  • A Famous Woman For Women's History Month
  • Dr. Seuss (March 2)
  • Alexander Graham Bell (March 3)
  • Johnny Appleseed (March 11)
  • Albert Einstein (March 14)

Biography Newspaper Project


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Biography NonFiction Book Report Newspaper Book Report Projects

Nonfiction Book Reports: Your students will enjoy being newspaper editors and writing articles, cartoons, and timelines based on the famous people that they have read about in their books.

Project Measurements:
Width = 12 inches Height = 18 inches

$4.99

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March Writing Prompts
Biography Newspapers (nonfiction)


Character Body Book Report


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Main Character Body Book Report Projects Fun and Creative Ideas

Your students will love designing large character body projects about the characters found in their books. This project is also ideal for a biography book report about a famous person.

Project Measurements:
Width = 18+ inches Height = 18+ inches

$4.99

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March Writing Prompts
Character Body Book Report Projects




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St. Patrick's Day Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans

Please be sure to visit my St. Patrick's Day teaching resources page.
On this page, you can view all of the projects, worksheets, and
lesson plans that I have created for the month of March.


Click Here To Go To St. Patrick's Day Teaching Resources Page


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Click on one of the calendars
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of monthly writing prompts:

On these pages, you will find creative writing prompts
that pertain to each month's themes, holidays, and events.


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Creative Writing Prompts and Journal Ideas For March

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