Groundhog Day Books + Freebie

Are you looking for some read aloud material for Groundhog Day? Check out these books:

Freeman, D. (2002). Gregory’s Shadow. 
Gregory always feels braver with his best friend (his shadow) but but the farmers will not be happy to see shadow so Gregory makes a plan.

Gibbons, G. (2007). Groundhog Day!
Learn about traditions that led to Groundhog’s Day along with facts about groundhogs.

Holub, J. (2013). Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts About Weather and Groundhogs  
Professor groundhog holds class in attempt to improve the accuracy of predictions.

Korman, S. (2003). Groundhog at Evergreen Road – a Smithsonian’s Backyard Book.
A look at a typical groundhog's day and behavior through the adventures of a ten week old groundhog.

Miller, P. (2010). Substitute Groundhog
Groundhog comes down with the flu and must find a replacement.

Richardson, A. (2002). Groundhogs: Woodchucks, Marmots, and Whistle Pigs (The Wild World of Animals)
Basic facts about the physical attributes, habitat, and behavior of groundhogs.

After talking about the origin and reasoning for Groundhog Day, try conducting a poll with your students. Let each child make a prediction if the groundhog will see his shadow or not. Create a class graph and look at your data together.

This freebie from Creation Castle's Teachers Pay Teachers store has everything you need: student voting slips, graph headers, and a recording sheet. Click on the resource cover below to grab it.

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