Thanks for ALL these simple and useful ideas... I feel compelled to share now... Here's a poem/song-chant I put together for my Kindergarten class. They love to sing, but it also teaches sight words, rhyming words, use of punctuation and touches on some Science and Math standards. I make a chart of this and will hang it in our poetry area. Students will also make a puppet to use when singing. I hope this helps anyone interested, I know I appreciated the above shared ideas!
I'm A Little Groundhog
(tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little groundhog, sleeping sound
Deep in my den down in the ground.
Today is a very special day.
It is my day, Groundhog Day!
I'm a little groundhog, furry and brown,
Popping up to look around.
If I see my shadow, down I go.
Six more weeks of winter to go!
I'm a little groundhog, short and stout,
February second I come out.
If my shadow is not out,
"Spring is here, now give a shout !"
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