Tried It Tuesday: Groundhog... Month? - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Tried It Tuesday: Groundhog... Month?

We had school yesterday (President's Day) to make up for a snow day, and we had school again today... a normal day, yes... but after so many days off, it's hard to work so many days in a row! :)
I'm linking up with Holly for Tried It Tuesday!

We used Groundhog Gets A Say THE WEEK OF GROUNDHOG'S DAY...... and some teachers might just throw in the towel after almost a full week off due to snow, but not me!

After finally finishing our mentor sentence lesson, we were getting this darn poster finished!!!! So we didn't just have Groundhog Day, or Groundhog Week, but apparently, I'm dragging it out for the month.

Since we had been working so much with figurative language, I challenged them to use the facts we learned from the book to write sentences with all of the types of figurative language (alliteration, simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole) in groups. They came up with some really great sentences!
"The groundhog dug out a zillion tons of dirt from the ground."

"Chomp, chatter! That fruit was delicious!"

"Flap! Flap! Flap! goes the groundhog's flappy ears."

"The whistlepig whistles in the windy wind."

Then, I had everyone in the class write a sentence on chart paper, but they had to read everyone's above them and make sure the one they wanted to write wasn't already on the poster. Look how many we managed to get!!

If you are interested in what we else we did with the book, click below! :)


  1. Groundhogs day is every day...just watch the movie. Therefore, I see nothing wrong with you covering this for a month! Hope you survive this full week of teaching. I guess I shouldn't rub it in that I had yesterday off and got to sleep in should I? Hahaha
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learin'

  2. Snow days are often better in theory than in reality. Sometimes I have so much to get done I pray for a school day not a snow day! I love this book and your mentor sentence pack for it and now the poster idea - I may have to do a month next year - after all it is what Groundhog wants!!

  3. Oh, I like Alison's comment above too because I have totally skipped Groundhog's Day! After being off for a week, I see nothing wrong with going back to it! I love how your students wrote those figurative language sentences on chart paper. What a great idea for any book! Thanks for linking up, BBB! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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