About Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.
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2019 Linear Calendar Montessori Inspired Free PDF

2019 is a new year and so you might need a Montessori inspired linear calendar to post in the classroom. With the months lined up next to each other, the children can see how "long" a year is, and how the seasons change as well. This is a very visual method to help children

2019-01-07T20:47:18+00:00By |Categories: Free|

A Morning with Grandpa for MCBD 2019

A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu is the book I received for Multicultural Children's Book Day 2019. The official website for the book is at this link. The publisher has a teacher guide which may be downloaded here, also. The book is also part of a book collection by Lee and Low publishing for helping

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Lunar New Year is the Annual Spring Festival

Dear Reader, As cultures reach out and exchange traditions to celebrate the diversity in this world, one tradition that has been growing in global awareness is the annual Spring Festival, also known as the Lunar New Year.  If you live in a city with a high East Asian population, you can participate in the

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Thematic Writing Paper Through the Year K and 1 Free

Writing paper can become so boring when used again and again. Decoraged pages with encourging designs and vocabulary can help perk up writing workshop. Here is a through the year pack for first grade. Free Thematic Writing Paper for Throughout the School Year, Grade One Free in the free emembers area. Download this and

2018-12-28T11:26:10+00:00By |Categories: Free eMember, Pre-K thru Grade 2, Writing|Tags: , , |
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Thematic Writing Paper for Kindergarten Free PDF

Thematic Writing Paper for Kindergarten Free PDF This month I made some thematic writing paper for kindergarten, and it is a 47 page PDF. Click on this link to the free members area writing page. This printable is in the free members area. There are writing pages decorated with seasons and holidays to help with

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Winter Days in the Big Woods Educational Printable

An Winter Days in the Big Woods educational printable may be downloaded here.  I realize the Laura Ingalls Wilder books have become controversial and are considered to show white supremacy. I get it. However, for the very young child who had just experienced a holiday season of gifts and events, the first readers for

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Paper Button Tree Printable Activity Pre-K and K

This paper button tree printable activity Pre-K and K is easy to print as it is only two pages, and requires buttons to add to the decorating. Matching shapes will take a little time for the children while parents and teachers get a short breather! I'm working on this post as "Santa" is assembling

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Lasso a 4/4 Measure Music PDF Freebie

Reading music and practicing instruments? This free printable provides practice for "lassoing" a 4/4 measure several ways. An answer key is provided.  The pages have a Western theme in case the child is wearing cowboy boots! Haha. Really, a Western theme is engaging to many children. Why say "circle" when we can say "lasso?"

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Jokes for Fun Supported Emergent Reading Freebie

Jokes for fun supported emergent reading can help reluctant readers through initial reading hesitancy. To engage some emergent readers, approximation reading experiences are helpful and humor is always a welcome read. Yes, the children may know these jokes and the pictures are very helpful in figuring out what the text is saying, but that is

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