Saturday, January 26, 2013

Will The Groundhog See His Shadow?

Groundhog Day is fast approaching. I grew up only 15 minutes from Punxsutawney and actually attended school in the town. Every year we had no school because there would be no way you could make it there with the massive amounts of people that flock to Punxsutawney to visit Phil. I have to chuckle every year at the amount of people who flock to Punxsy to see Phil predict the weather for the next couple of months. The weather some years is absolutely ridiculous, yet thousands of people stand outside in it. I have never been to the Knob on Groundhog’s Day and probably never will, but it doesn’t keep me from sharing it with my kiddos.

I wanted to share with you, and give some people a chance to win a copy of my latest unit, Will He See His Shadow? This pack in a mini unit all about groundhogs and Punxsutawney Phil and also includes a Punxsy Phil craft project you can do with your students.

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These books are super cute and will be read throughout this week. If you click on them, you can check them out on Amazon.

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This pack (I have no pictures for we haven’t done anything from it yet) includes various KWL charts and fact charts to be used to learn more about groundhogs and Punxsutawney Phil. The kiddos will be able to create a class graph listing whether they think Phil will see his shadow or not as well as complete a writing prompt with the same material. Various other activities are also included in this 50 + page pack. 

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Craft templates are also included to make this big eyed cutie patootie groundhog. 

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Alright, so I am going to be giving away 3 copies of this unit to 3 lucky people. You have until tomorrow afternoon (January 27th) at 4 pm to enter. All you have to do is leave me a message telling me your favorite children’s book and include an email to be entered to win :)

Congrats to Kara, Cristin, and Amy. You all won my groundhog mini unit and craft pack. Check your emails ladies :) Thank you to everyone who played along :)

54 comments:

  1. I LOVE My Lucky Day.
    tania
    mysecondsense@gmail.com
    My Second Sense

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  2. My favorite is Bear Snores On and the Tacky stories.
    cmiller@hasphar.net

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  3. My favorite book is "Goodnight Moon." Your activity pack looks amazing.
    Marcy
    marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

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  4. One of my current "favorites" is First Day Jitters....I LOVE how my kids always think it's another student and then are amazed that it was a TEACHER that was nervous.

    Lisa
    lstrohm@usd261.com

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  5. So cute :)
    My favourite kids books were anything by Robert Munsch.

    Lindsay

    lindsay_cerys@hotmail.com

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  6. I LOVE Charlottes Web. I even named my middle son Avery after the character in the book. :) Your unit looks adorable. :)

    craigheadra@verizon.net

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  7. My favorite is The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.
    Susan
    sustdd@netzero.net

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  8. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
    My students love it too!

    maloney@su107.org

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  9. My favorite children's book is David Shannon's "Good Boy, Fergus!" It's about a westie, which is the only dog I've ever owned, and it nails the bread perfectly!
    Reyesremarkablerants at gmail dot com

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  10. I love reading Piggie Pie to my kids every year. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Michelle
    Mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  11. One of my favorites is "We're Going on A Bear Hunt".

    Megan
    mgeorge922@gmail.com

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  12. I do not know if it is MY favorite book, but my own children really liked and my kinder kiddos LOVE "It didn't frighten me!" By Janet L. Goss. I usually read it in October and they will ask for the me to read the book every. single. stickin. day! It is a repetitive story, that they can usually “read” the book by themselves by the end of the week. There are so MANY good books, that to pick just one is really hard. However, I really like to read "Wild About Books by Judy Sierra" as many of my students are not read to at home and do not understand the concept of being read to at the beginning of the year.

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  13. The Giving Tree
    Kari
    karirider10@hotmail.com

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  14. My favorite book is one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.
    Beching530@gmail.com

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  15. I know its to late but... Just in case! Bad Case of Stripes
    Amyayres1@gmail.com

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  16. I always loved "love you forever"

    Misstarasi@gmail.com

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  17. I love Molly Lou Melon, Stand Up Tall
    Erin Autobee
    ekabee@gmail.com

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  18. I have tons of favorite books, but, right now, it's The Mitten. We had so much fun reading it this week. Mr. Groundhog is a cutie!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  19. All the skippy john Jones books :)
    Krysta
    Krysta0513@gmail.com

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  20. My favorite book would probably be a Magic Tree House book. I've been reading them to my 2nd grade class!
    jcailor@cedarville.edu

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  21. Love you Forever by Robert Munsch

    haddena@briarwoodacademy.com

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  22. I love "Can I Play Too?" by Mo Willems
    Ana Marlett
    amarlett@alleganps.org

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  23. My all time favorite is Charlotte's Web. My big sis read it to me when I was about 6. I remember crying at the end. She used different voices for the characters! It was a book I read over and over. My first chapter book. Cute groundhog!! ginacteach@gmail.com
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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  24. Tikki Tikki Tembo
    jennifer.waple@evsc.k12.in.us

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  25. Tikki Tikki Tembo
    jennifer.waple@evsc.k12.in.us

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  26. I love Green Eggs and Ham.
    Kedrin
    krjohnson240@yahoo.com

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  27. Tale of Desperaux
    Kara
    kerobertson@liberty.edu

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  28. The Little House - Virginia Lee Burton
    Dawn
    mdawnbraddock@gmail.com

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  29. Alexander and the Horrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad Day

    amysponn@gmail.com

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  30. My all time fave has to be Brown Bear, Brown Bear!! My Kindergarteners LOVE it. I also have Polar Bear, Polar Bear and another using Panda Bear...we love to compare and contrast the stories!

    Cristin
    chopkins@gvcs.wnyric.org

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  31. My favorite was The Housekeeper's Dog by Jerry Smath. I still have it and read it to my kids. :)
    Carrie

    carriegregg5@gmail.com

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  32. Oh my..too many favorites but if I have to pick one I would pick The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. This unit looks great! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    jamie.dybdahl@apps.k12.mi.us

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  33. I absolutely love Guess How Much I Love You! Your craftivity is adorable!

    nunk626@gmail.com

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  34. I love your craft and groundhog information pack. I have lots of favorite children's books, but two that stick out from when I was in school are: Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel (Captain Kangaroo read this book to me..or I thought he was has I watched him on TV) and my second grade teacher turned me on to the book The Five Chinese Brothers. Thanks for your ideas and thoughts here on your blog.

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  35. Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson is a favorite of mine!
    Sally
    sjowen30@yahoo.com

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  36. Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong. So funny. I love watching the children's faces light up when Mr. Haktak pulls Mrs. Haktak out of the magic pot.

    annie.won@gmail.com

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  37. My favorite is Dear Mr. Henshaw!

    Super cute unit
    Deb
    luv2teach77@yahoo.com

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  38. I love Thank You Mr. Falkner by Patricia Polocco.

    My email is Marcy.boatman@gmail.com :)

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  39. Hello, my favorite children's book is Read to Tiger by S.J. Fore. It is adorable and funny. Love Goldilocks and Just One Bear also. A longtime favorite, Corduroy. Thanks for running the contest. Love your ideas.
    Jennryan3@gmail.com

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  40. Love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  41. For Groundhog Day I love Groundhog Weather School!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  42. The Mitten by Jan Brett, all of her books are excellent : )
    caitfae@hotmail.com

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    1. My favorite book right now is Elmer in the Snow. Adorable is all I can say. Your Groundhog unit looks amazing and I cannot wait to see if I am one of the lucky three!!!!!! Thank you for doing something so kind like this!!!! ksacks@susd.org

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  43. My favorite book is Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. It is so much fun to read to kids because they get to interact with the book. mandyhenderson5@yahoo.com

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  44. My students' favorite book is The Snowy Day after we did an author study of Ezra Jack Keats. Great blog... love your creativity and ideas :) My favorite is Where the Wild Things Are.

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  45. Oops! Forgot my email...dandan74@gmail.com

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  46. My favorite story is the True Story of the Three Little Pigs. My students love listening to this story.

    Amy

    amy.wax01@gmail.com

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  47. My favorite is Tacky the Penguin. Love it! Thanks for the fun!
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  48. I'll love you forever has been my favorite with my 2 boys and I always share it with my class. My other favorite is Are You My Mother? I would love to win Groundhogs Day is my sons birthday. Your post is fabulous today. I love the image of the teacher in the bathrobe with the bunny slippers. I'm sporting Betty Boop today :-) danella@cox.net

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  49. I never get too much into Groundhog's Day at school. We talk about it and a lot of them hear about it in the mornings. This is a cute idea to talk about it some more. So cool that you grew up there and I bet it's a sight to see all the goings on.

    Brenda
    You Might Be a First Grader...

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  50. I LOVE Pete the Cat...and so do my kiddos!!! I have purchased all of them and they are well loved already!!!

    kmg258@gmail.com

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  51. I love the book "Yes Day!" It offers a fun writing activity after reading! -Allison
    abubbles04@yahoo.com

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  52. I love the book The Giving Tree! Classic and teaches such a great life lesson:)--Andrea
    andreapaul23@comcast.net

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  53. I really like to use "Wake Up, Groundhog!" on Groundhog day. My students like to predict the outcome.
    Allison
    a.shillington@sasktel.net

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