Tomorrow, February 2nd, is the day that many people wait in anticipation all Winter for. They wait for a cute and furry Groundhog, to come out of his home, to let them know how much longer they will be dealing with the chill of Winter.
The "official" Groundhog lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. His name is Punxsutawney Phil. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of Winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, then there will be an early Spring.
Interestingly, the celebration of Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvania's earliest settlers. It stemmed from a combination of religious beliefs and facts associated with hibernating animals.
Since, I love themed homeschool lesson's, we will be schooling tomorrow. I plan on taking next Friday off, to balance our week ;)
This is what we will be adding to our day: The History of Groundhog's Day & let the kids decided whether or not they think it is real or not. Then do some fun Groundhog's Day Word Search, practice paragraph writing. I also plan on doing a fun Science for elementary school lesson, shadow matching . And of course,Video's are a must! .
Will we have 6 more weeks of Winter or an early Spring this year? Well, that is what will be answered tomorrow by our Cute and Furry Groundhog ;)
Until Next Time...