Do you think Punxsutawny Phil will see his shadow?
It's a tough call, but I'm thinking we might just have 6 more weeks of winter.
But even so, Groundhog Day is a fun day at the beginning of a dreary month to scramble up some fun excuses to learn!
Let's start with books! I'm a big fan of Gail Gibbons, and this one is perfect for groundhog learning. I love her books because she puts information in a way it's interesting for children.
These two books are fiction, but with a lot of learning to happen!
Speaking of reading skills, I have a close read about Groundhogs in this resource: Science and Social Studies Printables for February.
Plus, there's an activity sorting animals that hibernate in the winter.
Then there's video!
Look what I found! This is a reading of Gail Gibbon's book Groundhog Day!
I also found an informational video that tells about Groundhog Day. I like this one because it has real groundhogs for the kids to see!
Besides the science of groundhogs, kids really take to this topic, so I've got a few resources to help you out!
Here's some groundhog themed word work, and it's a freebie! Perfect for grades 2-3!
Speaking of word work, Here's a fun game to practice prefixes and suffixes!
What student doesn't love story problems a little bit more when they have a fun theme! This is my plan for this week! It combines groundhogs AND Super Bowl themes!
Here's to hoping that groundhog doesn't see his shadow!
We could use a little spring!