Thursday, February 3, 2011

Groundhog's Day (+1)

Yesterday was Groundhog's Day and I had all these activities ready for my first graders to do. Then they went and called a snow day (not that I'm complaining!) and I was pretty bummed that we wouldn't get to celebrate this very important holiday (to 6 year olds). Luckily I'm married to a very smart man who reminded me I could simply tell me students, "Guess what yesterday was? We're so lucky that we get to celebrate for an extra day." Man, I'm glad he's around!

So today during our centers time the students worked on couple different fun projects. This first one was actually pretty hard for them. They had to put together this puzzle, but only about half of them were able to finish in 15 minutes. I'll have to tweak if for next year.

I can't remember where I found this cute paper with the grass border, but we used this for our journal writing today. The students wrote how they felt about Phil the Groundhog not seeing his shadow. Then they got to color their own Phil and glue him behind the paper so it looks like he's popping up from his hole.

What did your students do for Groundhog's Day?

1 sweet comments:

Busy Bee said...

Love the groundhog writing! Very cute!

Would it be possible for you to email me the writing sheet and a copy of the ground hog? Thanks for sharing!