Groundhog's Day is the perfect time for some compound words fun! Have you ever played charades with compound words? This is a great activity to do when your class has the wiggles. Introduce it whole group and then put your students in smaller groups. You will hear giggles and see wiggles. You can also do this during inside recess. I have a list of compound words that you can cut up and put in a bucket. Let your volunteer that is acting out the charade pick one from the bucket.
I also made an extension assignment that is free.
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I have a big bundle of activities that is a fun way to enrich Groundhog Day. It includes:
--Groundhog Day Word Work: OU/OO Word Sort
--Groundhog Day Word Work: SH/CH Word Sort
--Groundhog Day Word Work: Making Words
--Groundhog Day ABC Order
--Groundhog Day Literacy Center: Fluency
--Groundhog Day Mini Reader
--Groundhog Day Foldable: Groundhog Facts
--Groundhog Day Foldable: Read and Retell – beginning, middle, and end
--Groundhog Day Math: Survey and Graph
--Groundhog Day Science: Recording sheets and Weather Journal
--Groundhog Day Social Studies: Compare your town to Punxsutawney, PA
--Groundhog Day Tech/Computer - investigate the following about groundhogs: scientific
classification, appearance, habitat, life cycle/reproduction, and diet.
- a chart to take notes -circle pie organizer-writing paper
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