A Groundhog Celebration Grade 2

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  • Author : Solski, Ruth

21 NO PREP fun Groundhog Day activities provide a source of fun and excitement for your students as well as a basis for learning a wide range of critical skills in literacy, math, and science.

The teacher guide will provide you with background information on the origins of this holiday to share with your students. Students are invited to explore groundhogs, shadows, and the weather. The highly visual activities are student-friendly, and the original stories complete with pictures to color will delight them.

Objectives
  1. To provide students with the opportunity to study the mammal - The Groundhog.
  2. To provide students with the opportunity to explore legends and to understand their meanings.
  3. To acquaint students with superstitions and how they are handed down from generation to generation.
  4. To have the students study shadows and experiment with them.
  5. To provide students with the opportunity to learn about Groundhog Day or Candlemas Day and how it is celebrated in North America.

List of Skills

Phonics:
1. “Gr” Sound
2. Vowel Review
3. “Sh” Digraph

Word Study:
1. Alphabetical Order
2. Syllabication
3. Rhyming Words
4. Word Search

Reading:
1. Grumpy Groundhog’s Adventure
a) Recalling Details
b) Synonyms, Compound Words, Antonyms, Rhyming, Syllabication
2. All About the Groundhog
a) Recalling Details
b) Sequence

Brainstorming:
1. Animals That Live Underground
2. Small Animals

Creative Writing:
1. Alliteration
2. Writing a Legend

Printing:
1. Copying/Illustrating a Poem
2. Copying/Illustrating a Poem

Mathematics:
1. Recording Time
2. Two Digit Addition
3. Counting by Twos
4. Ordinals

Table of Contents
  • Objectives
  • List of Resources
  • List of Vocabulary
  • Information on Groundhogs
  • Information on the Legend of Groundhog Day
  • Information on the Legend of Wiarton Willie (A Canadian Groundhog)
  • Information on Wiarton’s Groundhog Day Festival
  • Information on Punxsutawney Phil (An American Groundhog)
  • Information on Shadows
  • Teacher Input Suggestions
  • Poetry and Songs
  • List of Skills
  • Teacher Evaluation Sheet
  • Student Activity Tracking Sheet
  • Phonics Activities
  • Word Study Activities
  • Reading Activities
  • Brainstorming Activities
  • Creative Writing Activities
  • Printing Activities
  • Mathematics Activities
  • Gloria Groundhog Cut Outs
  • Snip Art
  • Reproducible Blank Activity Card
  • Answer Key

64 pages including an answer key.



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