Thursday, February 3, 2011

Groundhog Day

Photo courtesy of Mrs. H (Summer's teacher)
We have been talking about this day for weeks. On our calendar that hangs in the kitchen Summer marked February 2nd with a brown marker. Grandma Schultz sent the kids two books about Groundhog Day in the mail. They were beyond excited to find out what the groundhog would see, his shadow (6 more weeks of winter) or not (spring is coming). Summer brought both books to her class and read her very first book to her classmates. We worked on the hard words the night before. When I dropped her off that morning, I looked at her, gave her a smile and whispered that she could nail all the hard words. The best part was her little face so happy with herself when she came home. She felt VERY proud. It was so, so simple and sweet. And for the record, the groundhog did NOT see his shadow so spring should be here soon!