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March comes in like a lion goes out like a Lamb

I don't know how accurate this is but the following website ( =


http://www.clover.okstate.edu/fourh/aitc/calendar/mar.html )describes it =
as follows:
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In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb


This phrase has its origins with the constellations Leo, the Lion, and =
Aries, the ram or lamb. It has to do with the relative positions of =
these constellations in the sky at the beginning and end of the month. =
For those of us who live through Oklahoma's volatile spring weather, it =
is an apt description of this month.=20

Before improved animal husbandry made lamb available year round, lamb =


meat was only available in spring. For that reason, lamb was associated =
with spring and called "spring lamb."

Spring is the time when most farm animal babies are scheduled to be =


born. Learn more about this with these lessons:

  a.. Farm Babies=20


  b.. Great Expectations=20

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb=20


March roars in like a lion
So fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.
The month rolls on
And Spring draws near,
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear

by Lorie Hill

Read the poem "In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb."

  a.. Students discuss the imagery in the poem. How is the wind like a =


lion?=20
  b.. Students use an online search engine to find weather forecasts for =
the month of March.=20
  c.. Students predict at the beginning of the month whether there will =
be more lion (windy) days or lamb (calm) days.=20
  d.. Students design a chart to keep track of lion days and lamb days =
for the month.=20
  e.. Students vote each day a "lion" day or "lamb" day.=20

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  isn't there a fable or story about the north wind and south wind where =
the=20
  winds are tempting? aggravating a man?? I know there is but the type =
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  genre and title escapes me. There are rhymes about wind and winter. =
maybe=20
  someone will think of the title/genre of what I initally said and =
respond.

  I hope the above helps Janet.

  Robert Joyce
  rajoyce59@verizon.net
  Virginia

  f..  =20


        Cover may not depict edition offered for sale
      available COPIES

        Peter and the North Wind


        by Freya Littledale, Troy Howell (Illustrator)=20
      =20

resources:


I know of a fable/story/tale of the wind and sun in competition as to =


who=20
is most powerful.  The wind attempts to blow the coat off a man, but he=20
clutches it tighter.  The sun beats hotter and brighter, and the man =
takes=20
the coat off willingly.

Did you hear wind sing your name? : an Oneida song of spring / Sandra De =

Coteau Orie ; illustrations by Christopher Canyon

or

I call it sky / Will C. Howell ; illustrations by John Ward



or

When the wind stops / by Charlotte Zolotow ; illustrated by Stefano =


Vitale
Farmer's Almanac:
http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/a/in_like_lion_out_like_a_lamb
USA Today weather blog:
http://blogs.usatoday.com/weather/2006/02/origin_of_in_li.html


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