Inside: These Groundhog Day emergent readers are special – you can personalize them with student names!
Groundhog Day always sneaks up on me! I start thinking about Valentine’s Day as soon as I see all that candy in stores, but I forget about Phil and his groundhog friends.
I should remember it though. It’s the perfect holiday to break up winter’s dreariness, and a good excuse for a small celebration.
Groundhog Day Emergent Readers
Once you get kids interested in this special day, you can follow up with one of these printable groundhog day emergent readers.
If you open the file in Adobe Reader, you’ll be able to type in your students’ names. That will magically put those same names on the cover and on several pages inside the book.
There’s a version for cloudy days…
and a version for sunny days, where the groundhog sees his shadow….
(The last page of the sunny day one features a sign that reads “6 More Weeks of Winter!”)
Scroll down to the very bottom of this post and click the blue rectangle with my logo on it to download your own copy.
A Few Details
The booklets are set up to print two books at once – each booklet is a half sheet of paper. If you want to print four pages per sheet instead, you can click “Multiple” on the Adobe Reader print dialogue menu, and select “2”. That’s what I did for the booklets you see in the photos. Honestly, because there are two versions of the story it’s more confusing to put together the books this way, but it does save paper.
Personalized Emergent Readers
There are several more themes not featured on the cover because I keep adding books to this popular bundle.
Kids really love seeing their own names in print. This year (2020-21) teachers have been sending these home in packets to their students working via distance learning.
What a great way to make a personal connection for remote learners!
This year more than ever we need every celebration we can think of. Groundhog’s Day is a fun one that everyone can get behind.
…and let’s all pray for an early spring!
Here’s where you can grab your printable: