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Ready 4 Learning News
UW-Oshkosh Phone Number 424-0260
Mrs. Valery Splittgerber [email protected]
Mrs. Dena Dorn (PM EC Teacher) [email protected]
Teaching Assistant: Ms. Pat
Weekly Theme:
Shadows and Groundhog Day
This week we are going to have a great time learning
about shadows and Groundhog Day! We will enjoy
learning if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not.
Will we have six more weeks of winter?
There are so many fun activities planned for this
week. We will of course be doing a Groundhog Day art
project.  The children will be using paper plates to
make a “hole” for the groundhog to hide in. This
activity will teach us about making predictions. Each
child’s prediction may be different, but that’s okay!
We are going to enjoy learning the song Here’s a
Little Groundhog. It is sung to the tune of Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star and has fun actions to go with it!
At the discovery table, there will be flashlights,
puppets, and books on different ways to make shadow
hand puppets. This center is going to be a hit!
At the math center, the children will be busy
creating ABC and ABB patterns. This activity will be
done using different shadows and groundhog templates.
The children will also be practicing ordering numbers
with a groundhog game.
The sensory table will be filled with sand. The
children will enjoy digging borrows for the
“groundhogs” to live in.
Book Look:
Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis
Groundhog Day! by Gail Gibbons
Gracie’s Groundhog Day Surprise
by Kristi Morrow Butler
Hand Shadow Puppet Fun by Frank Jacobs
The Dark, Dark Night by Jane Chapman
Shadows and Reflections by Tana Hoban
Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by Kathryn Heling
Every Groundhog Has Its Day
by R.E. Skibiski
Go to Sleep, Groundhog by Judy Cox
Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day!
by Abby Levine
Rookie Reader: Groundhogs by Michelle Becker
Gregory’s Shadow by Don Freeman
An Important Date for Your Calendar:
Tuesday, February 5th—Progress Reports are due back today!
We are looking for the following items to use in our classroom: magazines, greeting card
covers, paper towel tubes, toilet paper tubes, and empty baby wipe containers. Instead of
putting these things in your recycling bin, why don’t you send them to school? We would
love to use them for various activities. We will be collecting these items for the remainder
of the school year. Thanks for your help!
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