Tuesday Teacher Tips: Groundhog Day Resources and a Freebie


Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Groundhog Day Resources and a Freebie
Tuesday Teacher Tips: Groundhog Day Lessons and Freebies!
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I ♥love♥ Groundhog Day!
It is one of the simplest, sweetest, holidays to bring into your classroom. You USUALLY don't have to worry about anyone in your class NOT celebrating it. The children adore a groundhog and the many cartoon style groundhogs on many of the resources. AND...it is perfect for teaching simple prediction, weather, and creative writing.

This year, Groundhog Day is Monday, February 2nd which is perfect for your predictions. On Friday give them a quick intro about Punxsutawney Phil and how the US uses him as our official groundhog. Will he see his shadow? Will there be six more weeks of winter? Here is his official web site if you want to show them and learn more about his history, but before you go home, make a simple T-chart and ask them  if he will see his shadow.
 {Warning, the site is some kinda out dated!}
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Groundhog Day Resources and a Freebie
On Monday, the site will have Phil's festivities starting around 6:00 am. With the beauty of the Internet, you can show it to your students when you get to school. Then they can check their predictions and write about ole' Phil and the weather.
When I first started teaching, my Dad would record the news in the morning and then bring it to my classroom where I would show it on a big, old, ugly TV / VCR cart that I had to lug down from the library. Oh yeah, you know what I'm talking about! You were probably a kid sitting there watching such GRAND technology! But now you lucky teacher, you, you can just go to Phil's web site
You students will think he's terrific!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Groundhog Day Fun! One Color For Fun Printable Coloring Page
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Groundhog Day Fun! One Color For Fun Printable Coloring Page 
I've created a new Color for Fun, Groundhog Day Freebie for you, it is part of the bigger resource, Groundhog Day Fun! Color For Fun Printable Coloring Pages which is only $1.99, but is still 50% off today. {Tuesday, January 20th for $.99} It's terrific to use with your writing activities, the students love the Melonheadz and Educlips clip art.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Groundhog Day Fun! Color For Fun Printable Coloring Pages
Amazon has some terrific Groundhog Day books to complete your lesson

 Michelle has some great activities for Groundhog Day that she would like to share with you, too.
Be sure to head over to her blog!
Teach123's Tuesday Teacher Tip

Here are most of my Groundhog Themed items in one location for you! If you see a certain game or product that I make, and you would like it to have a Groundhog Day theme, please feel free to e-mail me and I'll make it for you! FernleySmith@gmail.com
Fern Smith's Telling Time Center Game - Groundhog Day Party Time!
Fern Smith's What Time Is It Center Game - Time To the Five Minute for Groundhog Day
Syllable Sort Groundhog Themed Center Game for Common Core
Telling Time Center Game - Groundhog Day Party Time! What Time Is It Center Game - Time To the Five Minute for Groundhog Day Syllable Sort Groundhog Themed Center Game for Common Core
TEST PREP for Groundhog's Day - Addition Word Problems with STEAL and SLIDE!
Fern Smith's Groundhog Rhyming Words Word Families Center Games & Interactive Notebook Pages
Groundhog Math and Literacy Bundled Center Games for Common Core
TEST PREP for Groundhog's Day - Addition Word Problems with STEAL and SLIDE! Groundhog Rhyming Words Word Families Center Games & Interactive Notebook Pages Groundhog Math and Literacy Bundled Center Games for Common Core
Discounted Bundle of Groundhog Center Games and Activities for 1st and 2nd Grade By Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Fern Smith's Year Round Syllable Sort Mega Bundle Center Games for Common Core
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Adjective-or-Adverb-Groundhog-Day-Themed-Task-Cards-1080662
Discounted Bundle of Groundhog Center Games and Activities for 1st and 2nd Grade Year Round Syllable Sort Mega Bundle Center Games for Common Core FREE Adjective or Adverb Groundhog Day Themed Task Cards
 
For more ideas, click on the picture below to go to my Groundhog Day Teaching Resources and Ideas Pinterest Board.
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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Groundhog Day Resources and a Freebie
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3 comments

  1. my little girl LOVES your color for fun resources ( and so do I) !!! We are both wondering if you will be creating these for Valentines Day! I check Teachers Pay Teachers almost daily to see if they are there!!
    Please let me know! jthompson@ririe252.org
    Thanks for these amazing resources!! We are LOVING them!!
    Jessica

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    1. Thank you so very much, your comments made my day! I've added you to my mailing list for Color For Fun, I only email the group when there is a new Color For Fun resource published.
      I plan to have Valentine's done by Sunday, I just bought all new clip art for it. :)
      Fern

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  2. Wow! You DO love groundhog's day - so great to see such a fun collection of resources. And the comment above made me happy to hear how much others appreciate your resources too.
    -Leslie
    TeachJunkie.com
    KindergartenWorks.com

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