Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Groundhog, Groundhog...

I know that Groundhog has come and gone but I wanted to share some great ideas with you that I used and found this year. Since I'm new to the grade level, my fellow Kindergarten teachers were super amazing and helped me out with a ton of great things! I wish that I could share the copies with everyone but they pretty much all came from The Mailbox and Teacher's Helper.

One of my favorite ideas was to make a groundhog cupcake. I have really gotten into the whole cooking aspect of Kindergarten and was really looking forward to this one. On Wednesday night, I had to make the cupcakes since the students needed un-iced cupcakes. Below is a picture of the cutest creations ever!

My students had a blast making them! Of course, you could also use these for another activity and say they are mice too. I just love how cute they are though.

A coworker of mine also discovered the great blog site: Really Roper

This site was great for a quick introduction to what Groundhog Day is all about! She has linked up several cute youtube videos including an adorable song. (I'm totally getting into this whole cooking and song-singing thing!)

I think my other favorite thing that they did was make an adorable groundhog puppet. I know, I know, it doesn't sound very educational. But I promise that I did do other things that were educational! They made a book about groundhog day, wrote a story about what an animal (their choice) would do if it saw it's shadow, groundhog adding, and several other very educational things. I just happened to throw some fun things in there as well. If you think about it, the fun things that I had them do are all very helpful towards developing their fine motor skills :)

I hope everyone has a great Monday today and I'll be bringing you another great post tomorrow!

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