Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Groundhog says...

Have you used Jayne Gammons' "Lift-the-Flap" writing prompts with your students?  I used them last spring and my students loved them!  I purchased her January and February Special Days pack thinking that a lot of holidays fall in that time frame!

We used the groundhog prompt today.  Students had to write telling me whether they thought that winter was sticking around or that spring was on its way.  After writing, students drew their season prediction then covered it with their groundhog.  You can lift-the-flap (the groundhog) and see the picture.

"Winter is going to staying (stay) because we have more snow"

"Winter is almost done because the snow is melting."  I think he missed the snow storm we had last night; great reason to think spring is on its way though!
 This teacher is hoping Spring is on its way sooner rather than later, but the kiddos are loving the snow. I think they'd love it even more if they could get outside for recess. One day, friends, one day!   Did you do anything to celebrate Groundhog Day?


  1. Amanda, Thanks so much for sharing these writing prompts. I'm glad your kiddos enjoyed them!! Jayne
    Smart Kids

    1. No problem! I love to share what they get excited about. Thanks for a great activity that they look forward to!