Groundhug Day Don’t miss the specific spelling on this title, “GroundHUG.” It’s a holiday extravaganza–as the story mentions Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter! The sweet animal friends are planning a Valentine’s Day party but are worried about whether Groundhog will be able to attend since it’s 12 days after Groundhog Day…what happens if he sees his shadow? And why does he have to retreat back into his den if he does see his shadow?
You might choose to use this unit spread out over February, March, & April…a little here and a little there, to teach your students about these holidays and their history and traditions. The lessons can be used at any time of the year! Only the Social Studies section has holiday-specific lessons. You can always save those lessons for the corresponding holiday months or study them during a different time of the year.
The book Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace is sold separately from the Five in a Row Mini Unit study. You can order the picture book today from your local library or purchase it online. Groundhug Day and all the go-along books will be available on our Amazon shop.
The Five in a Row Mini Unit is a digital unit study. A new Mini Unit will be published each month based on a children’s picture book (like the FIAR units from volumes 1-3).
Each Mini Unit will include a lesson for each of the five subjects that you find in Five in a Row units: Social Studies/Geography, Language, Art, Applied Math, and Science … designed for ages 4-8-years-old and up. There will be specific teaching tips, ideas, suggestions for go-along books for ages 4-8 (and up).
There will be a section of suggestions, ideas, go-along books, and or teaching tips for ages 2-4 that will have a Before Five in a Row focus.
The Mini Unit will also include a section for Beyond Five in a Row students. Beyond students will enjoy studying the lessons provided for the Five in a Row section but will have two additional lessons that are designed to help older students dig deeper into the FIAR lesson subject matter. There will also be specific ideas, suggestions, and go-along books for ages 8-12.
Activity pages that pair with specific lessons will be available at the end of each unit for additional learning opportunities.
Color and black and white story disks are included with each Mini Unit for use with some geography lessons and placement on a world or U.S. map.
The Mini Unit will also include a recipe or food suggestions to enjoy together that ties into the story!
The picture book/s on which the Mini Unit lessons are based are sold separately. You can access them through your local library or purchase them online through the Five in a Row Amazon shop https://www.amazon.com/shop/fiveinarow