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Groundhog Day Teacher Resources

February 2nd – Groundhog Day – is the day to celebrate the continuation of winter or herald the approach of spring, depending on the groundhog and his shadow. Browse our lessons and printables to find academically relevant materials for your class. We have fun worksheets about shadows, information about the season of winter and the history of Groundhog Day, and other winter holidays resources.

Educational Videos

Groundhog Day Videos & Activities

Printables

Science and Art: Making Shadows
February Fun
Science Fun: Shadow Match
Weather Tales
History of Groundhog Day
Earth and Shadows: The Reasons for Seasons
Hand Shadows & Groundhog Day
A Shadow Record
Investigate Activity: Observing Shadows Caused by Sunlight

Shadows & Science

Groundhog Day: Hand Shadows
Creating Shadows
Shadow Drawings
How Are Shadows Made?
Examining Shadows at Noon
Explore Activity: Experiment with a Shadow
Me and My Shadow
More Shadow Resources

Quizzes

Groundhog Day Quiz
Types of Snow Quiz
Winter Games Historical Facts Quiz
Winter Word Problems Quiz
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Weather Resources

Popular Weather Printables, Grades K-5
Popular Science Printables, Grades 6-8
Weather Graph
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
In All Kinds of Weather
Weather Forecasting
Weather Symbols
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Spring Resources

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Spring Theme Bulletin Board
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Types of Snow
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Snowflakes Poem
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Weather Station
Let It Snow!
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Other Winter Holidays

Chinese New Year Teacher Resources
Christmas – Teacher Resources
December Holidays Resources for Teachers
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources
New Year's – Teacher Resources
Presidents' Day Teacher Resources
Valentine's Day – Teacher Resources

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

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