I was working on updating my February writing prompts packet to include student word banks and graphic organizers when I realized I had no idea how to actually spell
Puxatawny Paxatoune Pawksatawney Punxsutawney Phil’s name. So, I googled it and discovered that he has a whole website which includes activities for classrooms, and a way to send Punxsutawney Phil a letter in the mail. How cute is that? There is even a link for a groundhog day webcast, but since the ceremony is scheduled to occur between 3am and 8am Feb2, I doubt anyone will have students at that time to see it…. maybe they will re-run the video I don’t know. If you want to check it out, the website is: http://www.groundhog.org/59/
I did finish updating my February prompts pack today. If you previously purchased the file, please re-download the update free of charge. If not, please go check it out. The file is 30 pages long. It contains 2 narrative, 2 expository, and 3 opinion writing prompts. Each seasonal prompt has a picture space, and handwriting lines for students to write on. The update adds a graphic organizer and word bank sheet for every prompt. I hope that this will make writing lessons easier for you t plan this month, and I am working on updating my March packet as well.
To kick off the month of February I am having a giveaway! If you would like to grab my February writing packet for free just enter the giveaway below (It starts at midnight tonight and runs for 1 week) and good luck!