Groundhog Day is tomorrow (February 2nd). I’ve never taught my students about Groundhog Day in the past, but I decided that I will this year. I’m guessing that most of them don’t know much about the holiday, so I think they might be intrigued to hear about such a strange tradition. I made a PowerPoint presentation (click here to download it) that I will show to my Level 4 students to explain the holiday to them. Feel free to make changes to my PPT to make it more appropriate for your students’ level.
You could also do Story Listening related to Groundhog Day. This website tells a made-up story about waking up the groundhog, or you could make up a story of your own.
From what I’ve read online, it sounds like “Punxsutawney Phil” (a very important groundhog in Philadelphia) usually makes his prediction at about 7:30 am, so you can find out the results and then report it to your students during the day.
Happy Groundhog Day!