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
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
x This post has free resources for how to polish rocks, and also book recommendations to help identify rocks. Because the books may be checked out of the library, I consider them to be free. Great Rock Collecting Books It’s summer and many children like to find rocks, add to collections,
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
Summer vacation journal time can assiste with helping to prevent the summer slide! It is summertime and many of us will by taking vacations to wilderness areas. Scroll down to see a Free Summer Vacation A to Z Journal Printable for children to use this summer. 28 pages.
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
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