Mathbooking – Groundhog Day Journal

Mathbooking is a fun activity where learning math meets scrapbooking. Children can use their math journals to learn mathematics through words, numbers and drawing.

On February 2, Groundhog Day takes place in the United States and Canada. On this day, crowds will watch as a groundhog emerges from its burrow. If it is a cloudy day when he leaves his burrow, this signifies that the winter will soon end, and spring will arrive in good time. If it is sunny and the groundhog sees his shadow, he will retreat back to his burrow. This indicates that the winter weather will continue for six more weeks! The largest Groundhog Day celebration takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

There are two different download versions of this free Groundhog Day math journal. One is for teachers, who can print and cut out as many prompts as they need for their students. Then, students can paste these prompts into their journals and write about their answers. Another version is for parents of public, private or homeschooled children. These parents can print out an eBook for each child, and the children can use their eBooks as their own personal math journals. Some prompts may need only a simple answer, while others will require more writing and thinking on the students’ parts. Students should feel free to be as creative as they wish when working in their math journals.

I hope your students have fun with these prompts!

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