Want a way to incorporate the fun of Groundhog into your day with your 4th and 5th graders? This packet gives you:
- two nonfiction articles about "The History of Groundhog Day" and "Groundhogs" with comprehension questions
- a data page with Punxsutawney Phil's predictions from the last ten years-- great for helping students become more comfortable with decimals
- a guide to help students read and interpret the data
- an online activity
Adorable groundhog art from Monkeying Around in First.
Weather data from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Your students will enjoy bringing in the holiday in a "big kid" way!