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.

Color and Number Word Practice with Color Bears

I volunteer in Miss Owl's kindergarten class. It seems anything with color bears and dabbers is highly popular! They all want to practice color and number words with the plastic teddy bear counters. I have seen two kinds. One grandchild has the set of 8 of each of six colors. I have seen several

First High-Frequency Words Winter Theme Bingo Game

First high-frequency words winter theme bingo games are on this blog. The black and white version is a free download in our free eMember area (free to join, click the free radio button to make the payment options disappear). The color printing version is in our Premium AMember area with a one time only $5

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Twitter party with Giveaways for MCBD 1-25-2019

Twitter party with giveaways for MCBD 1-25-2019 -- that's tonight! If you register you may win books and SWAG  donated for Multicultural Children's Book Day. Register on this page, now or today!  #ReadYourWorld #readyourworld Join us tonight at our 6th annual Twitter Party! Follow @McChildsBookDay to join in on the diverse book discussions, discover new titles and

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Kindergarten High-Frequency Word Games Free

This post has kindergarten high-frequency word games in three levels with game boards and cards for automaticity in reading practice. The printable PDF is free on our eMember page. Select the free radio button to make the priced options disappear. I hope you enjoy the many other download on the special page. There are three

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Creative Kids Blog Hop 65 and Preschool Geography

Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop! The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place where bloggers can share multicultural activities, crafts, recipes, and musings for our creative kids. We can't wait to see what you share this time! Created by Frances of Discovering the World through My Son's Eyes, the blog

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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

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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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