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# Groundhog Day: Science, Math, and Literacy

1st - 3rd
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### Description

Just in time for Groundhog Day! Discover how amusing and fun groundhogs are with this packet of lessons!

TECH CONNECTION
Using a computer or iPad investigate the following about groundhogs: scientific classification, appearance, habitat, life cycle/reproduction, and diet.
Includes:
- a chart to take notes
-circle pie organizer
-writing paper

WEATHER PREDICTOR
----Math Connection----
Survey your friends! Ask them about their prediction for Punxsutawney Phil. Will he or won't he see his shadow? After collecting data from your friends, graph the results.
Includes:
-Signs to make class graph
-Individual graph

----Science Connection----
Did Punxsutawney Phil get it right? Collect data for the next six weeks to see if his prediction comes true. Either have a budding meteorologist record the high temperature and type of weather each day as part of your calendar routine or give each student their own recording sheet. It could even be a six week homework assignment.
Includes:
-Two page recording sheets
-Weather journal

LET'S COMPARE!
---Social studies connection---
It's time to research! What's the town of Punxsutawney, PA? How far is it from your town? Look at maps, go to the library or computer labs to find the information and then fill out a Venn diagram comparing Phil's home to where you live.
Includes:
-Signs to make class Venn diagram
-Individual Venn diagram

LITERACY CENTERS
---Literacy connection ----

OU / OO Sort: Sort words into the correct group.
Includes:
-24 colorful word cards
-3 recording sheets

CH/SH Sort: Sort words into the correct group.
Includes:
-24 colorful word cards
-3 recording sheets

Alphabetical order: Put 12 words in ABC order. Print colorful words on cardstock. Students arrange the colorful words in alphabetical order and then they record their answers on the worksheet. Answer key included.
Includes:
-12 colorful word cards
-Recording sheet

Making words: How many words can you make from the word groundhog? Print colorful letters that spell groundhog on card stock. Students arrange the letters to make new words and then record their answers on the worksheet.
Includes:
-9 colorful letter cards
-2 recording sheets

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