ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Groundhog Day Activities

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog Day Activities

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Accoding to the office site for Punxsutawney Groundhog Club:
~Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog.
~His prediction is correct 100% of the time, of course!
~On February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob to predict the weather for the rest of winter.
~According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.
~Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800s.
~Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip.

It's likely you have all kinds of fun learning activities planned for today. 
For a start, you might like to put together a Groundhog's Day eCard with your learners and send it off to a friend.
We'd love to see what you've been up to.  As you finish your plans and have a chance to post them, please link up!


  1. Thanks for the great poems! I was looking for some to share with my kids today.

  2. This day is special in many cultures, in mine also the weather today indicates the approach of spring and also is the day that the birds married in the trees, beautiful right? I leave you my link.

    Happy day for all, here the sun shines :)

  3. I am so happy to not be living in freezing cold Wisconsin anymore!