Visiting Grand Marais, MN

Visiting Grand Marais, MN It is another owl irruption year in northern Minnesota, and owls are flying down from the ice-packed Canadian snow.  People are seeing several kinds of owls, as mentioned in this post by photographer Paul Sundberg (scroll down past the brave souls surfing in frigid Lake Superior).  So, I am inspired to write a little

2018-08-02T16:54:41-05:00By |Categories: Minnesota|Tags: , , , |
  • The 1000 Animal Math Problem

The 1000 Animal Math Problem

This post has a free 1000 animal math problem.  The book Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Randy Cecil,could be used for the anticipatory set. Looking for a Moose is a fun children's story full of onomatopoeia and adjectives.  The children look and look for a moose by wading in water, climbing rocks, and all

2017-02-27T13:52:42-05:00By |Categories: Free, Grades 3-6, Math, Pre-K thru Grade 2|Tags: , , , , , |

The Singing Snake an Australian Folktale Free PDF

The Singing Snake is an Australian folktale and the illustrations are based on aboriginal painting.  It is a story to explain how the didgeridoo was first made, and you can imagine this tale would satisfy a child’s curiosity.  The part that caused me to think was that the didgeridoo is made from a log that

  • Parliament of owls and a few animal groups free PDF

Parliament of Owls and Animal Group Names Free PDF

Though owls are typically solitary, the literary collective noun for a group of owls is a parliament.  So, my collection of owls is a parliament!  The owls below are from my darling daughter who keeps her eyes open for cute owls to give me at holidays. Obviously,  some of the owls below are from Valentine’s Day.  She has

2017-02-27T14:13:52-05:00By |Categories: Free, Pre-K thru Grade 2, Science|Tags: , , , |
  • Miss-Rumphius-color-and-writing-free-printable-PDF

Miss Rumphius Write and Color Pages Freebie

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (author and illustrator) When she was a child, Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she travel to exotic places, live by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful.  Upon the long ago advice of her Grandfather, she plants