Groundhog Shadow Investigation

Yesterday I posted about my groundhog mini-unit, along with a groundhog shadow investigation. I've used this same format for other experiments and investigations, and I got a fabulous suggestion a while back to change the wording a bit. I never got around to it for whatever reason. After doing another investigation today with my students (I'll post about it later), I realized that I really needed to change it. Am I so annoying?! I'm always "updating" things! Can I chalk it up to trial and error? I can't help myself, though. I always want to make things better for my students. Thank you for all your suggestions and support. I truly love hearing your thoughts and feedback! :)

Here is a preview of my groundhog mini-unit:

I use this "popping through words" as a whole group activity. I put magnetic dots on the back of the letter tiles and the board. Then I put a groundhog on the stick. I make different words and students come up and take turns being the groundhog to sound out the word. I left the middle blank so that you could put a regular vowel or a vowel pair or a bossy r. 

You can find my groundhog mini-unit HERE.

Have a good night everyone! 


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  2. Sarah, I love your little groundhog day activity. It is perfect!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. So cute! Thank you for sharing, Sarah. :)

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  5. Thank you! Love any way I can integrate science and inquiry!