|photo courtesy of Danielle Sullivan|
posted on February 2nd, 2012 at 7:27 AM
In the U.S., the "official" groundhog is kept in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Every February 2 "Punxsutawney Phil" is pulled from his den by his keepers, who are dressed in tuxedos. Phil whispers his weather prediction into the ear of his keeper, who then announces it to the crowd. Groundhog Day is all about fun!
Room 102 went to computer lab to complete a web quest on Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day.
It's a fun celebration and a great tradition. Students learned it is Phil's keepers who secretly decide the "forecast" in advance of Groundhog Day.
After their research, Room 102 was asked to help Phil with 2012's "forecast."