Free posts, pages, and informational blog posts, and printables for parent readers of Wise Owl Factory.

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Math Activities with Recycled Calendars

This post has math activities with recycled calendars for Pre-K through grade 2. It includes counting puzzles 1 through 100, and for 1-35. The DIY ideas can be created using recycled calendars. There are also printable pages to just print, cut, and use in a math center. We recently found several old calendars and I

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Pint Sized Perfectionists Carry a Painful Burden

Pint sized perfectionists carry a painful burden and can cause parental anguish. As a teacher of gifted education with a masters degree in gifted education, I have seen the perfectionist syndrome manifested in children many times. It can be a burden to child and perhaps parent. The National Association of Gifted Children  (NAGC) states: “All perfectionism

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I Know How to Bonjour Book Review and Free PDF

This post is an I Know How to Bonjour book review and free PDF of French/English 3-part cards. I Know How to Bonjour is by Susanne Aspley, and is illustrated by Lucas Richards. It was translated by Laurence Gallarato. This book looks at learning French from the perspective of a child who speaks English attending a French

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Miniapple International Montessori Visit

I recently visited Miniapple International Montessori which has three locations near Minneapolis, Minnesota. I observed in classrooms and met the staff and students. I had a wonderful experience learning about the school. Miniapple is an International peace site for teaching children to give back, help others, and recognize the importance of a peaceful world. They offer world languages, and

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