Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Giddy About Groundhogs, 100 Days of School?!? and FREEBIE!!


Good Evening Friends,

I have three letters for you...M-I-A. Yes I have been MIA lately. Life has been a little out of the ordinary lately, so to speak. I will fill you in more about that another day!

How many of you are celebrating Groundhog Day on Friday? (I can't put my hand up for that one honestly). I think we will have to wait until Monday with all of the weekly tests going on Friday. I have just finished a new non-fiction groundhog unit that I am itching to use with my kiddos!


I love teaching my kids the non-fiction aspect of any subject if possible. There is something about non fiction that my students crave and can't get enough of! This unit has a Groundhog KWL chart, circle map, tree map, double bubble map, venn diagram, an adjectives map, a make and take facts book about Groundhogs, and several writing connections to use with these maps.


It also includes a groundhog prediction hat, 2 shadow experiments, prediction poster and activities, a groundhog writing craftivity, vocabulary cards, and a comprehension sheet about our favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil! (I never know if I spell that right LOL).

To check this bundle of fun out, click HERE to see it in my TPT store!!

I will pick 2 people to give this unit away to tomorrow. Just leave a comment below with your email address. I will announce the winners tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our 100th Day of School!!! We will be flying high as superheroes through our 100th Day of School! I can't wait to show you pictures of all of our fun!! :) We are going to do superhero math, writing, and a 100th Day Superhero craftivity!! My students are beyond excited!!

As always for being such wonderful friends, here is a groundhog day freebie from my unit. It is a class graph to use to predict if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow!

Click HERE to download this for FREE from Google Docs!!

I'm also linking this up with Teaching First: February Fabulous Freebies!! :-)


Have a wonderful evening friends!!,

34 comments:

  1. I am raising my hand nice and quietly. Maybe I'll get picked :)
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  2. I love your units! Thanks for sharing and being so generous!
    kthewes@hotmail.com

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  3. Would love to win!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  4. We are celebrating Friday! Your packet looks really cute! Meesh1213@gmail.com

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  5. Before I started teaching I never knew this groundhog got so much attention. Now, come middle of January he is a major celebrity!

    This unit looks great!

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  6. Your units looks so cute! I love the shadow experiment!

    Ashley.e.thurston@gmail.com

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  7. I wanna be Giddy about Groundhogs too!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  8. Your groundhog pack is adorable! Have fun celebrating tomorrow! Can't wait to see pictures!

    ThePolishedTeacher

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  9. This looks great!! Thanks for the freebie :)

    sunburst541@gmail.com

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  10. Hoping to win!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  11. We are waiting until Monday as well. My head will hopefully be on a little bit straighter then. :)

    Crossing fingers!!

    growingfirsties@gmail.com

    Would love for you to enter my giveaway!
    Growing Firsties is giving away Erin Condren and lots more!

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  12. What cute, fun activities!!! I would love to use it!!! fingers crossed! :)
    teacherbarbie@hotmail.com

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  13. This packet looks great!! My kids love nonfiction, too! Lmlynes@gmail.com

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  14. Super cute giveaway!! Would love a copy! :)
    Julene Hoffman
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  15. Yahoo! Groundhog Day is a fun day to celebrate. I absolutely love it! My sweet kiddos always start off thinking I am crazy, but it's not long before they join in on the Groundhog Day fun. Your unit looks fantastic and would absolutely love to snag it! Hope your day tomorrow is amazing.
    eileengriffin14@gmail.com

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  16. Thank you for the freebie! I would love to win your unit!

    Suzanne Grisham sgrisham@white.k12.ga.us

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  17. My students love nf, too. I found a really cute, informative video clip...and the best part is it is like 3 minutes! And we can watch it a couple of times that way!

    Fingers crossed...

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  18. What a fun unit!

    rachaelaschauer@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    Rae
    Mindful Rambles

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  19. You make such awesome packs. The groundhog unit will definitely be useful as it is in the plans for next week. Thanks for the generosity and the chance to win.

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  20. What a cute unit!

    kjanebarnum@yahoo.com

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  21. I am so hoping to win. I love groundhogs. They are ever so cute and the fact that they whistle adds to their being cute. Love your packet and I put it on my wish list.
    THYordan@aol.com

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  22. Wow! What an incredible unit on Groundhog Day! Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I win this unit!
    mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  23. Looks like a great collection of activities. Please pick me!
    sherry-matheson.blogspot.com

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  24. We hope all is ok friend. You've been missed.

    This lil guy is adorable! Trying to squeeze everything in is nuts! February is jam-packed!!! Would love spring to come early because we can't stand this chilly Cali weather. We want our flip-flops back!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  25. SO cute! Makes this ex- PA teacher a lil homesick for Phil :~)
    We've begun discussing wintery hibernation (interesting concept- for students who have never seen snow) and comparing groundhogs to the AZ prairie dogs we see on the playground...
    good luck with the testing... we will definitely be using the adorable freebie tomorrow, as we tally and graph (CCSS) our predictions! Thanks :) Have a great weekend! ms.deborah.skinner@gmail.com

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  26. I hope I win, this looks great!
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@comcast.net

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  27. How cute! I hope I win.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  28. Cool! Would love to win :0)
    rjkime@juno.com

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  29. Hope to win. It looks great!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  30. You do an amazing work! Keep it up!
    melaniemb@hotmail.com

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  31. Do I still have a chance? Hope so! It looks awesome.
    kburch@sjbplymouth.org

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  33. Looks great! Thanks for the freebie!

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