This is the first year that I've actually done some Groundhog Day activities. To get things started yesterday, we did a math activity that a ProTeacher friend created. The math activity helped students practice their math facts and even/odd concepts. Once the math activity was complete, we had our predictions. Most of the results said the groundhog would not see his shadow or more sums were even.
We gathered information about groundhogs and Groundhog Day. We made a graphic organizer, and the students wrote about groundhogs and Groundhog Day. We also made a mini, accordion book about Groundhog Day. During computer time, the students played a groundhog game. We watched a video clip of Punxatawney Phil's appearance.
The groundhog activities were a welcome break from all the testing we've been doing for the last two weeks.