Sunday, January 27, 2013

Groundhog Love

I am obsessed with Punxsutawney Phil! I love this groundhog!

If I had a bucket list, meeting him would be on it! =)

So, I am totally bummed this year that Groundhog's Day is on a Saturday. We are also having Art Day on our campus this Friday. I am not sure when I am going to squeeze in all of our Groundhog's Day Fun but I WILL!!!!!!

Last year, Phil sent us a package that we had to open on February 1st. We read this non-fiction book about groundhogs.

Check out this book here.
I was able to grab this book several years ago for $5. =)

In the package, we also had groundhog riddle puzzles, materials for our prediction craftivity, goodies for a groundhog snack, and many, many more things.

Here are some songs and videos we will be checking out this week. =)

Here is a prediction chart we will make.

a cute poem and craft

Here are some groundhog math *freebies* from me. =)

If you already grabbed this, download it again. There was a boo boo! =)

And nothing makes learning more fun than a snack! =)

Good Golly Groundhogs...I am so excited!!! =)

If you have time, I would love for you to leave me a heart note. =)

From My Heart to Yours,

51 heart notes:

Katie said...

What a cute idea to have Phil send a package of fun! I love that idea! :) The snack looks very yummy!!

Smiles from 2nd Grade

Sara Gaitan said...

Thanks for the Freebie!
I am also bummed that Groundhog Day is on a Saturday too!
BUT I am so happy you shared the songs and video links! I am definitely going to show them to my little one on Saturday!


Teaching Munchkins

Amy Howbert said...

Such sweet groundhog ideas to share! Thank you! Although this day sneaks up, he's too cute to forget!

Amy Howbert
Little Miss Organized

Jennifer said...

I love Groundhog Day too! I so want to go to Gobbler's Knob one year! Cute everything!

Rowdy in First Grade

Nancy VandenBerge said...

Heather! What fun!! I'm a fan of Phil as well!! Thank for the fun activities!! you're the best!!

First Grade Carousel said...

Thanks for sharing all your great ideas. I stopped in Punxsutawney on my way home from vacation this summer. It is a nice little town totally dedicated to the famous groundhog. Phil and his friend live in the town's library. There is a large window next to his area so you can see him from inside or outside of the library. There are large groundhog statues all over the town. Best of all there is a store that sells groundhog everything! I will be baking groundhog cookies for my little ones with the cookie cutter I purchased there.
First Grade Carousel

The Brown-Bag Teacher said...

Holey moley! That pictograph is absolutely precious. Love it :) Thanks so much for sharing!

The Brown-Bag Teacher

Danielle said...

So cute! Thanks for all the great ideas. For me, groundhogs day usually gets swept under the rug because it falls around our 100th day, but I'm really gonna try this year to do some fun stuff on Friday. Your ideas definitely help and inspire :)

Carolina Teacher

Sara said...

Thank you for the freebie! Looking forward to celebrating Friday.

Lori said...

Thank you so much for the cute math freebie! I also like all of the different videos for groundhog's day too! Looks like fun!

Briawna said...

I love Groundhog Day!!! Thank you so much for the resources and ideas!

Lisa Mattes said...

Love your resource suggestions! And, of course your fab freebies! You are the best, Heather!
Would love for you to enter my giveaway, sweet friend!
Hugs - Lisa

Mrs. Cockrell said...

Thanks so much for sharing your cute creations! I love Groundhog Day, too! Oh, and thanks for the video links, as well! :)

Fingers crossed for no shadow! :)

Teach On.

Kim and Kelly said...

I am right there with you!! Every year I say one day I am going to Punxsutawney to see them pull Phil out of his burrow! I watch it every year on the web and show it to my students. It is on my bucket list!
You have some very cute ideas, the snack looks yummy!!

Sara said...

Thanks so much! I'm so over penguins right now, so it's nice to have a little something different.

Andrea Forehand said...

Find a cute groundhog idea. Check! Thanks Heather! I love the groundhog in a cup! Gotta do that one! Very cute! ;)

Jill Sloothaak said...

Awww! I love this post, Heather! I can see why you love Groundhog's Day so much with all of these fun ideas! I especially love the package from Phil! I bet your students LOVE that!

Thanks for the math games -- I will fit them in my plans for Friday! :)

abcs and polkadots

KinderKapers said...

Do you participate in the Groundhog Project from Is is not too late to register.


Kristy said...

Thanks for the freebie. I'm with ya - I don't know when I'm gonna squeeze in Groundhog Day. It may just have to be through our centers!
Teachin' First

~DeAnne~ said...

Thanks to all the links...LOVE it, and I appreciate the freebie! Thanks so much!

First Grade and Fabulous

k5rocks said...

Super cute ideas! I'm going to make the prediction chart with my kinders! Thank you so much!


Julie Marciniak said...

Thank you so much Heather for sharing your ideas and materials with us! Can't wait to share with my firsties!
Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

Lory Robinson said...

Thanks so much for sharing all of the adorable Groundhog ideas! Super cute!

Fun for First

Kelly said...

Cute! I am emailing this link to my student teacher. She is going to do a little mini groundhog day celebration on the Monday following the big day. Thanks for the ideas, links and especially for the freebie!

Kindergarten Kel

Amanda Bryant said...

Love all of this groundhog cuteness! That freebie makes me wish I taught 1st again! Love, love, love!!!!

Amanda Bryant
A Traveled Teacher

Dynamic Duo 1 and 2 said...

So cute and thank you for the video links! Can't wait to show my lil second graders!


Kyp Mclaren said...

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful groundhog ideas. Can't wait to use them this Thursday and Friday. We celebrate 100 Day tomorrow! What a busy week!

kcarper said...

Hi Heather! I am happy to be your newest follower! I love the groundhog ideas! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Nicki said...

Thanks so much for all your wonderful posts and ideas. I gave you a little shout out on my blog through the Shout Out Linky Party. Hope you can come see your shout out!!
Thanks again!

Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

Natalie said...

Oh wow, love your site, Heather. Your groundhog unit is so fun! I felt the same way about a Saturday G-hog day - bummed! Didn't get all of the hoggy stuff I wanted in (and double bummer - we had a 2 hour delay today, so I had to cut out some fun stuff from our day. Eek!) Happy January 2nd! ;)

Sue Cahalane said...

This is too cute! I'm your newest follower! & thanks a bunch for telling me how to add the followers gadget to my blog, this has been driving me crazy & I finally found the gadget with your help!! :)
Science for Kids Blog

Eclectic Educating said...

That snack looks absolutely amazing! I wish I could have one right now! Your groundhog math set is adorable as well. Glad to have found your blog!

Eclectic Educating

:) said...

Totally in love with the snack idea! Sometimes I wished that I taught younger children so that I could do MORE cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute post! Love the videos! Thanks for the freebie too!

Jeremie Tharp said...

Aren't groundhogs just the best? My students are always so excited when we start talking about them. Your blog is so aptly named- I can see your heart in every post you write. Thank you for sharing bits of your classroom with us. I actually just started a little blog of my own and hope one day my posts will be as inspiring as yours are. I'd love for you to stop by if you ever get a minute, and again, thanks for all of the great groundhog ideas!

Apples Crayons and Caffeine

A Kindergarten Life For Me said...

Thank you for becoming my newest follower! I am now your newest follower! Your blog looks amazing...Not only do you have great ideas, but I love your inspirational messages. They truly speak to the heart.
Beth :)

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Mrs. Harris said...

Your blog is too cute!! I love it! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!