I live in Tucson, Arizona - the home to millions of groundhogs (O.K. gophers, not the same but close). They're everywhere and they are the cutest dang things (when they are not eating your flowers and veggie gardens).
So of course, I had to make a craftivity, clip art, and math activities in honor of these little guys. Here's a peek at the craft:
Now for the fun part, the math activities. I included the following:
"I Know That Spring Is Coming Because..."( writing prompt: kinder-2nd)
"Punxsutawney Phil Knows That Spring Will Come Because..." (writing prompt: kinder-2nd)
Magic Numbers 1-10 (kinder-1st; 2 pages)
Magic Numbers 1-20 (1st-2nd; 2 pages)
Who Am I? (number logic kinder-1st)
Who Am I? (number logic 1st-2nd)
Help Groundhog Find the Right Path Home ( 4 pages: kinder; kinder-1st; 1st-2nd; 2nd)
Weather Graph (kinder- 2nd)
February Weather Graph (2 pages: kinder-1st; 1st-2nd)
Roll and Chart Game (kinder-2nd)
Read the Room Math (2 pages: kinder; 1st-2nd)
Directions and (copy onto construction paper) patterns
While creating this unit I had a chance to read quite a few groundhog books. If you haven't read Gail Gibbons Groundhog Day! , it's a great nonfiction for the kinder- 3rd grade classroom.
Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller is very cute.
Also Scholastic Books is offering Who Will See Their Shadows This Year? by Jerry Pallotta. It looks adorable!
The two winner are: Kathy and Mrs. P. Your packs are on their way! Thanks everyone for leaving your kind comments.
Thanks and have a great week.