This year Groundhog Day is on a Monday. As a classroom teacher, I always loved Groundhog Day during the week. It’s just a fun little day to talk about traditions with the kiddos! The excitement is just grand for them. This year I created a little Groundhog Day unit to learn about the holiday!
You can make predictions before Groundhog Day. Write about them and create a class pictograph. You can then discuss the data the graph produces as you analyze it!
These hats are just adorable! Hat tip: use sentence strips to make the band that have been cut in half length-wise.
I always love integrating fun holiday topics into reading and writing. This mini-book is a great way to do that! Explore the history of the holiday and then create the mini-book. We always liked to put these in our book tubs to be read later during independent reading time, too!
You can even discuss groundhog facts! I love using real pictures of this animal. So many of my students have never seen a groundhog before. The true and false fact sort was interesting to them all!
All of this can be found in my All About Groundhog Day unit. Do you discuss this holiday in your classroom? Do you teach the history behind the holiday? Do you squeeze in science and talk about shadows? I’d love to hear more!