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Groundhog's Day

Stormfax Weather Almanac - Facts about Groundhog's Day & a list of predictions from years past
http://www.stormfax.com/ghogday.htm

The official cite of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club
http://www.groundhog.org/

  *Activities & Lesson plans
http://www.groundhog.org/celebrate/

Groundhog's Day Activity Ideas
http://holidays.mrdonn.org/groundhog.html

How did the groundhog get a day of his own?
http://wilstar.com/holidays/grndhog.htm

Punxsutawney Phil Interactive fun
http://www.punxsutawneyphil.com/interactive/

Groundhog's Day Scavenger Hunt (need to print the questions & bookmark the sites) (The map activity at the bottom has a link to an online map of Gobbler's Knob.  That online map is currently blocked. Until it is unblocked, you would have to print the map off from home or have your ETS print the map off for the kids to use.)
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/hunt/hunt021.shtml



Black History Month


Hisory.com-Black History Month (biographies, videos, etc.)
http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=1071

Great Harriet Tubman site---created by second graders
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/tubman/tubman.html

Martin Luther King Jr.-Learn all about him
http://www.kidskonnect.com/MLK/MartinLutherKingHome.html

Education World-Black History Month Sites
http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/black_history.shtml

Scholastic- Culture and Change
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/index.htm


100th Day

Learning Pages---100th day websites
http://www.k-3learningpages.net/web%20100%20Day.htm

100 Day Ideas-Many are math (Use the "what totals $100.00" idea as a spreadsheet activity-You could take your kids to walmart.com, target.com, etc. and have them find items and prices …..then enter them into a spreadsheet you set up that totals them…upper grades you could even do a cell that would figure tax.)
http://www.globalclassroom.org/100days.html


Hundreds Board with Place able counters
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/countersquare.html


Hundreds Board with Splat Squares
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/splatsquares/splatsq100.html


President's Day

President for a day-this is great for upper grades
http://pbskids.org/democracy/presforaday/index.html

PBS- Mount Rushmore
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/rushmore/index.html

PBS Kids- Presidents...The Secret History
http://pbskids.org/wayback/prez/index.html

The White House- The Presidents of the United States
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/index.html

White House Kids-President's Day
http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/presidentsday/

An Educational Virtual Museum for Primary Kids -President's Day
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/presidentsday/

President's Day webquest  ***Great main handout & resources…but venn diagram doesn't open so I'd make your own venn diagram (or have the kids use Kidspiration or AppleWorks) & put the comparison questions with the venn diagram
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/special_events/presidents_day/pages/webq.html

Abraham Lincoln Online Treasure Hunt
http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/lincoln/treasure.htm

Abraham Lincoln President's Museum
http://www.alplm.org/home.html

Kids Konnect: Abraham Lincoln (website collection by topic)
http://www.kidskonnect.com/AbrahamLincoln/AbrahamLincolnHome.html

Kids Konnect: George Washington (website collection by topic)
http://www.kidskonnect.com/GeorgeWashington/GeorgeWashingtonHome.html

Valentine's Day

Education World Sites to see-The heart
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/sites/sites020.shtml

"Have a Heart" Scavenger Hunt
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/hunt/hunt065.shtml

Valentine Battle Ship-great math idea for making valentine battleship game
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/teacher_feature/teacher_feature063.shtml

Starfall (k-1) Make Valentines using connecting words
http://www.starfall.com/n/holiday/valentine/play.htm?f

Apples for the Teachers - Activities, coloring pages, poems, etc.
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/valentines-day/index.html

Winter Weather

Sno' Kiddin' ?
http://whyfiles.org/123snow/index.php?g=2.txt

Web Weather for Kids
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/

Scholastic- Severe Weather and Natural Disasters
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/winter_storms/index.htm

Animals of the Arctic
http://library.thinkquest.org/3500/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=1201

Activities for Kids-Fun with snowflakes (ideas to do)
http://www.snowcrystals.com/  

Wild Arctic Fun Guide
http://www.seaworld.org/fun-zone/fun-guides/arctic/index.htm

Winter FUN:
Melting Snowman Game (like hangman)

http://www.noel.qc.ca/fondu/efondu.htm


Some other February Site Collections

Peabody Elementary School
http://www.memphis-schools.k12.tn.us/schools/peabody.es/february.htm

NC Wise Owl
http://www.ncwiseowl.org/Elementary/Feature/February.htm

Monthly Site from Royal oaks Elementary--changes to current month
http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/Monthly/mon.htm