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Groundhog Day

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Groundhog Book

Maureen Tumenas from Kinderkorner made this Groundhog book and allowed me to post it on my website. Click here for the Wake Up, Groundhog Book.


Groundhog Day (Individual KinderReaders Title)
It's Groundhog Day and the groundhog is supposed to go out to look for his shadow, but he won't wake up! This book takes you hour by hour as everyone tries to get the groundhog out of bed. Easily incorporate a math lesson on telling time.
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This file folder game has the groundhog moving through his burrow from his bed to the outdoors. There are cloud and sun cards (several more clouds than suns) for the children to draw. They move one space ahead for a cloud card and one space backwards for a sun card.

 

We colored and glued a groundhog picture to both sides of a small plate. On this side the groundhog did not see his shadow so we would have an early spring. On the other side the groundhog saw his shadow so we would have 6 more weeks of winter.

This groundhog puppet has a popsicle stick glued between the front and the back. A hole is made in the bottom of a styrofoam cup (covered with green construction paper "grass") so the groundhog can pop up.

 

 

We each tossed our plate into the air two times. We put a dot above the side that we could see when the plate hit the floor. If our toss "predictions" are correct, we will have an early spring this year. (We hope so!)

Groundhogs Literacy and Math Center Fun!
This 31 page unit contains activities to go with a Groundhog Unit. Included is a class book, decodable reader, poems, literacy centers, math centers, and writing activities.
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Groundhog Day Cut and Paste Art Pattern
This cut-and-paste art project will provide your students with opportunities to improve their fine motor dexterity and their ability to follow directions.
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For math, we discussed if a groundhog was taller or shorter than some everyday items, like the book and ruler.

I used a borrowed groundhog puppet, but you could enlarge a groundhog picture to do the same activity.

We made groundhog cupcakes, decorated with M&M eyes, marshmallow teeth (laid on their side), and vanilla wafer ears.

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Groundhog Day Theme @ A to Z Teacher Stuff



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