Groundhog Day Activities PowerPoint Shadow Experiments Printable Pages Puppet

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This resource is perfect for Groundhog Day! My students loved the product, especially playing with shadows!
There is so much great information in the presentation. The powerpoint was engaging. I easily transferred it to Google Slides. I will definitely use this as my main lesson each year!
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Easily plan and teach your students about groundhogs, Groundhog Day, and shadows with this money-saving bundle that includes:

♦ an interactive PowerPoint presentation with information on groundhogs, Groundhog Day, and shadows (40 slides)

interactive quiz slides at the end of the PowerPoint presentation to check student understanding (groundhog will come up out of his burrow and applause will sound when correct responses are clicked)

printable pages

activities about groundhogs

shadows experiments

groundhog puppets

book list

The PowerPoint presentation uses simple terms and real, full-color photographs to explain groundhogs, Groundhog Day, and shadows.

It includes interactive quiz slides at the end to check student understanding. When a correct answer is clicked, the groundhog comes up out of his burrow and applause is heard. When an incorrect answer is clicked, an unhappy face with an "Oops try again" message is displayed.

The interactive quiz is divided into 3 sections (Show What You Know About Groundhogs, Show What You Know About Groundhog Day, Show What You Know About Shadows). They can be completed all at once or completed a section at a time.

Printable pages that coordinate with the interactive quiz are also included. Students can follow along and mark their answers as you go through the questions or complete the page as they go through the questions on their own.

A brief description of each slide is below:

1 - cover

2 - terms of use

3 - teacher directions

4 - brief description of a groundhog

5 - other names for groundhogs

6 - what groundhogs eat

7 - size and color of a groundhog

8 - how they use their claws

9 - about their burrows

10 - information about groundhog babies

11 - how groundhogs prepare for hibernation

12 - When do groundhogs wake up?

13 - the history of Groundhog Day

14 - how the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club got its name

15 - Punxsutawney Phil

16 - history of the Groundhog Day ceremony

17 - Groundhog Day prediction information

18 - What is a shadow?

19 - shadows and light

20 - What happens if an object is close or far away from a light source?

21 - shadows move with you

22 - 23 - how the time of day affects shadow length

24 - sundials

25-43 - interactive quiz questions

44-47 - printable pages

48 - credits page

You also receive additional printables and activities in a separate PDF file. You receive:

★ Punxsutawney Phil cut and paste

★ Wake Up Groundhog! emergent reader

★ Groundhog Day prediction craftivity

★ Punxsutawney Phil rhyme/poem

★ Weather tracking activity to test Phil's prediction

★ Ideas for using the free app - ChatterPix Kids

★ Directions, patterns, & recording page for a shadow demonstration

★ Shadow watching experiment with recording page

★ Role play/dramatic play activity

★ Book List

♥ ♥ What other educators are saying about this resource: ♥ ♥

"I love this resource. I used this for Groundhog Day and it was a blast! Students loved the power point and the shadow activity. This is a great resource that had little prep and covered many outcomes in one day! Keep up the excellent work!" - Shauna H.

"This is such a fun and educational way for my class to learn more about groundhogs! I love it!" - Jenzy1st

"This was a great purchase! My students loved it!" - Chelsea M.

"My students loved using this to learn about Groundhogs! It kept them very engaged." - Jessica G.

"Loved this! Was great to have some real information on groundhogs. Thanks!" - Jerilee T.

"Students enjoyed this PowerPoint! I appreciate that it presents valuable background on Groundhog Day, but remains brief enough to hold their attention. The interactive quiz was fun!" - Jamie R.

"THE POWERPOINT IS AWESOME!!!! Worth it for the power point alone!" - Jana B.

"I loved this resource! My students we engaged the whole time and LOVED these activities!! I cannot wait to use it again next year!!" - Amanda W.

"My students loved this last year and I look forward to using it again this year! It is a great resource to have!" - Kelly T.

"Such a fun way to connect science, social studies, and even ELA!" - Grace F.

"My class this year had almost no prior understanding of Groundhog's Day-- this was very helpful, thank you!" - Kimberly B.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.


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