Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of the Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has a BS in Elementary Education, an MS in Special Studies of Gifted Children, and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12. Previous publications include being a contributor to the anthology Mom for the Holidays: Stories of Love, Laughter & Tantrums at Christmas & Hanukkah by Nolan and Demas. She is an author at readwritethink.org by the International Literacy Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and The Verizon Foundation. She is a licensed, certified teacher in Minnesota through 2020 (and is ready for the 2025 certification). Currently she is Red Cross certified in First Aid and CPR Pediatric through Adults.
Carolyn is a wife, mom, and grandmother who loves education. The Wise Owl Factory has mostly free educational materials for parents, teachers, homeschools, libraries, and scout groups to use. Wise Owl Factory has been providing educational materials online since 2008. Wise Owl Factory is an LLC located in Minnesota. Carolyn Wilhelm is the author and owner of this site. Please note there are priced and free products also on Teachers Pay Teachers as well as Teacher’s Notebook sites.
Carolyn writes curriculum for the different grade levels she has taught over the years including self-contained grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. She also taught gifted education and thinking skill classes for grades K-6. She had National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist 2004-2014. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and has free lessons on a site they are associated with named ReadWriteThink.org. She writes this blog and shares many free resources here.
We hope you find many helpful lessons and educational materials on this site.
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