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Abe Lincoln’s Hat has a free supplemental book activity at this link. Free instant download PDF.
Arthur Meets the President free book companion Comprehention multiple choice, manuscript printing practice page, and coloring page.
The Breadwinner is a novel set in Afganistan based on interviews with children. Free novel companion at the post.
Chinese zodiac free printable activity and placemat PDFs.
Coronavirus information and writing thank yous to community helpers free download PDF.
Government Discussion Pages based on Minnesota Social Studies Standards, opens here.
Printable placemats freebie and informative post about a Machu Picchu trip.
Word wall for a study of China, and word search printable PDF free instant download.
Printable Chinese Vocabulary and Word Search — Opens here
A Different Pond book companion freebie. The father in the picture book story for children reflects on his previous life in war-torn Vietnam.
How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz is a story from World War 2 that resonates with today’s children as it is child-centered and informative.
Symbols of Japan bingo game for grades K-4.
Read then compare and contrast the Korean Cinderella with the usual USA Cinderella Story.
Visit to Disneyland, Paris, France and free printable placemat PDF.
Parvana’s Journey is set in Afghanistan and is the second in the trilogy of three books. Free novel companion instant download at the post.
Printable with a map of La Reunion Island and a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast it with Madagascar. Answers provided.
World Landmarks 3-part-cards-freebie printable PDF
Free Printable for St. Nick Day in the Netherlands, this one is on Teachers Pay Teachers
Free PDF printable cards and writing frames for children to fill out and express their thanks to veterans and active-duty personnel.
Our A to Z and other social studies presentation links are all listed on this page. PowerPoint, Google Slides, and/or SMART Board.
Our A to Z Japan presentations are in PowerPoint and SMART Board Notebook files.
Our India A to Z presentation is in PowerPoint and a notebook file for the SMART Board. Both files open here!
Free SMART board file
Our snapshot of Ireland is for SMART Board only.
Our A to Z and other social studies presentation links are all listed on this page. PowerPoint, Google Slides, and/or SMART Board
A to Z Northern Ireland is available in PowerPoint as well as a PDF. Both are instant downloads.
The Netherlands (not Christmas) informational presentation for children. This is a notebook file for SMART Board.
Several freebies for Christmas in the Netherlands including a presentation and printable.
Informational travel posts for home and abroad.
Eight top travel tips for parents to consider when planning vacations.
When traveling in Ireland during the fall of 2019, we met Clare O’Beara. I was able to interview her over a lovely 3-hour lunch and tea time.
Wise Owl Factory visited Castleview Academy in Northern Ireland during September of 2019. This is the interview with the teacher.
This link is to an informative post about the true meaning of the Lunar New Year, an annual spring festival.
Civil Rights Classroom March activity, download at the blog post — easy print and go lesson.
Our decision making mini-pack freebie is based on Minnesota standards.
A post about Eidem Homestead is in Brooklyn Park, MN. It has ten acres and represents farms from about 1890 through 1910. There is a 3-part card freebie at the post.
Fire Safety Week is in October, and here is a free printable for the math centers for K-1.
Happy New You! Resolution writing frames informational blog post and freebie.
Nesting boxes paper folding project for Presidents’ Day is in our free eMember area. See this blog post for further information and a video.
A post about a class field trip for a day at Cahill School in Edina, MN. There is also a free emergent reader printable PDF near the end of the post.
DIY Treasure Map Outdoor Hunt with printable and information
What is poverty in America? Letter-size teaching posters for class discussion about poverty to use in the fall when setting up a kind classroom. Includes cut-and-paste worksheets for wants and needs.
The holidays are a great time to discuss the difference between wants and needs. Here is a printable with cards for children to sort as they think through the difference.