Pre-K Students Make Groundhog Day Guesses

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Are we in for a six more weeks of winter, or can we celebrate spring coming soon? Groundhog Day reports offered some insight on Thursday, Feb. 2 -- but pre-K students in the Long Beach Public Schools made early predictions as to whether or not the groundhog would see its shadow. They spent time learning about the day and read books and news articles about the tradition and its story. In Molly Drake’s class, the results of a vote revealed that nine students anticipate an early spring while six believe that the groundhog will emerge to find its shadow, which legend says indicates a longer winter. The students illustrated these numbers in a worksheet coloring activity.