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Posts by Morgan the Wonder Mom

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Hi and welcome to my posts! I am the mom of a sweet little girl who is ten. I was born and raised in France but my roots are of Reunion Island which is a tropical island and an overseas French colony – I have been living in MN since 2006. I am truly excited to become a part of the blogging world and to share with you my favorite activities and tips! Hope that you enjoy what you read and see. Cheers! Morgan

 
World Prematurity Day: An Interview About HELLP Syndrome
 

Do you know about HELLP Syndrome?

No, that is not a misspelling. HELLP is thought to be a variant of pre-eclampsia, although it may be entirely different. As teachers, we get students with a varied set of background experiences and health conditions. We need to be aware of the issues some families have and may have experienced. I have experienced this syndrome personally as I had HELLP Syndrome and a birthing emergency.

 
 
Free Printable Where is Reunion Island
 

Free Printable Where is Reunion Island

Where is Reunion Island? Do you know? Many children can probably easily find Madagascar on a globe or world map. This mini-lesson will help extend their knowledge to another “nearby” island, Reunion Island, or La Réunion. With a fabulous landscape, volcanoes, adventure sports, and cultural activities, it is also very interesting.

 
 
Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island
 

Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island

I recently had the pleasure of cooking a traditional meal from the French Reunion Island for some people who have never visited the island. Saffron, thyme, tomato, potato, white rice, garlic, onion, and bacon prepared in the traditional way made a lovely meal and cultural experience for them. It was delicious! I used the recipe I remember from living there.

 
 
Home Decor by Mom Morgan
 

New Home Furniture Decisions and Décor by Morgan

Moving at holiday time is quite a challenge to get the house and family organized. Almost our first meal was Thanksgiving. See how I handled it all.

 
 
Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science
 

Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science

Mixing colors in the kitchen with a few common ingredients provides an engaging activity for children. This is one they are sure to want to do over and over as it will be different each time. This activity is so fun and so easy!

 
 
Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea
 

Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea

Watercolor painting is fun for children and with a little help they can create flowers for a vase and flower coasters for a special tea party, lunch, or dinner.

 
 
Pattern Block Play Helps Children Learn Fractions
 

Playing with Pattern Blocks Helps form the Foundation for Fractions

Here I am putting pieces in a puzzle my own way. The total will still be the same, but I am an original. I’m going to finish this up with two more triangles as I like triangles! That will be six triangles, one diamond, one trapezoid, and a hexagon. So this will be 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6 again.

 
 
Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins
 

Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins

These activities used felt, puffballs, recycled lids and containers in the colors of your choice, and an egg carton bottom.

 
 
Fall at the Minnesota Zoo and Toddler Activities
 

Visit to the Farm at the Minnesota Zoo

A visit to the Farm area at the Minnesota Zoo during October. Fall toddler activities, also.

 
 
Easter at Eastman Nature Center Maple Grove, MN
 

Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota

Let us tell you about Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota! It was the best. We hunted for eggs in the woods, dyed Easter eggs with natural dyes, visited with the Easter bunny, and more. What a nice time we had. It is an EGGstravaganza with fun for all ages!

 
 
 Eastman Nature Center Maple Grove, MN
 

Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See!

This time we visited Eastman Nature Center in the summer. We started with a walk. I had a planter dish to collect things for a class I was taking. We were collecting things that were no longer living and were OK to pick. We made a fairy house and I played at the center, too.

 
Posts by Morgan

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Math Extension with Pattern Block Puzzles

Math Extension with Pattern Block Puzzles

Miss Owl explains!

Have I told you I have been helping mom with math lately? She was thinking I had to use the pattern blocks only with the outlines in my puzzles. So I humored her for a while and matched things in the lines. You know, moms like that.

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On this puzzle, there were 4 triangles, two diamonds, a trapezoid, and a hexagon. That will mean 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 +1/3 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6, follow me? At least it will mean that when I am older. And do not believe the saying on my dress, my aunt gave me that. I really will like school, at least I think so!

Now, where was I? Oh, yeah. I showed my mom a good trick. Kids do not like only matching puzzle pieces in the lines. You were a kid once, too, so you know!

Here I am putting pieces in a puzzle my own way. The total will still be the same, but I am an original. I’m going to finish this up with two more triangles as I like triangles! That will be six triangles, one diamond, one trapezoid, and a hexagon. So this will be 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6 again.

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When I am in school and get worksheets, I might show my teacher this neat trick with puzzles. And, do you like my band aids? Yeah, mom was on the phone just long enough for me to empty the band-aid container. Pretty, isn’t it?

So then we relaxed with some Yoga. Math takes hard thinking. I like to think! Thinking helps me keep my mom smart.

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Like the puzzles? Melissa and Doug made those. I like animals.

See you next time I teach my mom something!

Thank you for reading.

I have to tell my mom a bedtime story now.  It is her bedtime.

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Thank you for reading.

Miss Owl

 
World Prematurity Day: An Interview About HELLP Syndrome
 

Do you know about HELLP Syndrome?

No, that is not a misspelling. HELLP is thought to be a variant of pre-eclampsia, although it may be entirely different. As teachers, we get students with a varied set of background experiences and health conditions. We need to be aware of the issues some families have and may have experienced. I have experienced this syndrome personally as I had HELLP Syndrome and a birthing emergency.

 
 
Free Printable Where is Reunion Island
 

Free Printable Where is Reunion Island

Where is Reunion Island? Do you know? Many children can probably easily find Madagascar on a globe or world map. This mini-lesson will help extend their knowledge to another “nearby” island, Reunion Island, or La Réunion. With a fabulous landscape, volcanoes, adventure sports, and cultural activities, it is also very interesting.

 
 
Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island
 

Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island

I recently had the pleasure of cooking a traditional meal from the French Reunion Island for some people who have never visited the island. Saffron, thyme, tomato, potato, white rice, garlic, onion, and bacon prepared in the traditional way made a lovely meal and cultural experience for them. It was delicious! I used the recipe I remember from living there.

 
 
Home Decor by Mom Morgan
 

New Home Furniture Decisions and Décor by Morgan

Moving at holiday time is quite a challenge to get the house and family organized. Almost our first meal was Thanksgiving. See how I handled it all.

 
 
Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science
 

Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science

Mixing colors in the kitchen with a few common ingredients provides an engaging activity for children. This is one they are sure to want to do over and over as it will be different each time. This activity is so fun and so easy!

 
 
Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea
 

Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea

Watercolor painting is fun for children and with a little help they can create flowers for a vase and flower coasters for a special tea party, lunch, or dinner.

 
 
Pattern Block Play Helps Children Learn Fractions
 

Playing with Pattern Blocks Helps form the Foundation for Fractions

Here I am putting pieces in a puzzle my own way. The total will still be the same, but I am an original. I’m going to finish this up with two more triangles as I like triangles! That will be six triangles, one diamond, one trapezoid, and a hexagon. So this will be 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6 again.

 
 
Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins
 

Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins

These activities used felt, puffballs, recycled lids and containers in the colors of your choice, and an egg carton bottom.

 
 
Fall at the Minnesota Zoo and Toddler Activities
 

Visit to the Farm at the Minnesota Zoo

A visit to the Farm area at the Minnesota Zoo during October. Fall toddler activities, also.

 
 
Easter at Eastman Nature Center Maple Grove, MN
 

Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota

Let us tell you about Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota! It was the best. We hunted for eggs in the woods, dyed Easter eggs with natural dyes, visited with the Easter bunny, and more. What a nice time we had. It is an EGGstravaganza with fun for all ages!

 
 
 Eastman Nature Center Maple Grove, MN
 

Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See!

This time we visited Eastman Nature Center in the summer. We started with a walk. I had a planter dish to collect things for a class I was taking. We were collecting things that were no longer living and were OK to pick. We made a fairy house and I played at the center, too.

 

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World Prematurity Day: An Interview About HELLP Syndrome

Do you know about HELLP Syndrome? No, that is not a misspelling. HELLP is thought to be a variant of pre-eclampsia, although it may be entirely different. As teachers, we get students with a varied set of background experiences and health conditions. We need to be aware of the issues some families have and may have experienced. I have experienced this syndrome personally as I had HELLP Syndrome and a birthing emergency.

This is a Q and A Blog post that explains the experience. This was written when my daughter was two years old, and now she is almost three. I wasn’t a blogger at that time but I am now!

Question: I understand your child was born prematurely when you had HELLP Syndrome. What is your experience with HELLP Syndrome?

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Answer: It started out in the middle of the night, upon the start of my third trimester; that night I felt a mild back pain that was uncomfortable enough to prevent me from falling asleep. Then, about half an hour later, out of nowhere, I felt another pain, much more intense right below my rib cage and that quickly turned into unbearable agony. I don’t know how else to describe it but to say, it felt like a truck was parked on my chest. It was so painful to breathe that it felt as if I was only getting 10% of oxygen. It was the worst pain ever going across my abdomen, and not being able to breathe properly on top of that was excruciating and torturous.

Not everyone has the same symptoms. Some people only have mild discomfort in their upper right abdomen. I had no idea what was happening to me, my husband and I just rushed to the nearest hospital, and luckily that hospital had a level III NICU. HELLP syndrome is a variant of pre-eclampsia, and HELLP is often misdiagnosed. In my case, one of the nurses initially thought I had a gall bladder infection, but the pain came from my liver expanding. After running blood tests, the doctor announced that I had pre-eclampsia/HELLP and that unless my symptoms improved, we would have to deliver the baby soon. My blood pressure was skyrocketing to the point where seizures were likely to strike.  I had never heard of HELLP before.

Thankfully, several doctors walked in and reassured me that it was not something that I had done and not to feel guilty. They also gave me 2 shots of steroids in order to boost lung development of my unborn baby. Our baby girl was born via C-section, about 9 hours after checking in to the hospital, weighing only 1 lb 13 oz, at one day shy of 27 weeks gestation. Picture of our premature daughter immediately after birth. Preemies often look red because their bodies are suddenly deprived of oxygen.

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Question: Medically, exactly what is HELLP Syndrome? Answer:occurs in about 1 to 2 out of 1,000 pregnancies. Most often HELLP develops before the pregnancy is 37 weeks along. Sometimes it develops in the week after the baby is born. Liver enzymes may be high. Platelet counts may be low. A CT scan may show bleeding into the liver. *NOTE: This is not to be interpreted as medical advice and is just part of what she learned during this experience.

Question: You mentioned the experience was like being on a roller coaster. Could you please explain a little about the emotions you experienced?

Answer: First, everything happens so fast it is difficult to have any time to think.  The progress was very slow and everything seemed to be so slow even her stay in the NICU: days feel like weeks and weeks feel like months. The emotional roller coaster is really tied to the idea that your baby can be doing well for a few days, we are taking baby steps forward, and all of a sudden something happens and we are taken 10 steps back. It is very frustrating to constantly be waiting for everything to improve. Not everything improves at the same pace. Some babies struggle with different things. They are all on their own schedule. The introduction to eating had to be done very slowly and very carefully because her stomach was not ready to digest any food. There was the constant worry of NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis) as very low birth weight babies are at a high risk of developing NEC especially after the first feeding commences. NEC is very serious and can be fatal. It is the most common and serious intestinal disease among preemies, and could possibly cause a life-threatening infection. Thankfully our daughter did not catch NEC. Every day I would call the hospital to check her weight gain (sometimes she would lose) and ask about how she was doing while I was not with her. Parents of preemie get extremely excited over the smallest things or progress with their preemies. It can be that the baby pooped on her own or that she did not have a stopped breathing episode that day. The weight gain was difficult and very slow. It was 1 to 3 oz per day on average. 3 oz was rare and was usually likely to be water. They also gave her treatment for that.

Question: What were the things that helped you during this time?

Answer: The NICU nurses were wonderful. Deb was the primary nurse, and Stephanie, Irene, Pattie, and Diane all knew so much and helped so much. Nice messages from people, visits, and prayers all helped. We set up a Caring Bridge site, and that was very positive. I felt like I was pumping and going to the hospital around the clock so that I didn’t feel like I had time to take a shower. The Caring Bridge site helped me keep everyone up to date at once as I didn’t have time to call everyone. Reading blogs about premature babies helped, although sometimes they scared me. My sister made a scrapbook from day one through the 81 days in NICU, and that is wonderful to have now.

Question: What was especially difficult?

Answer: Preemies go through so much, they have to learn to breathe, digest food, maintain a regular heartbeat and much more. She was given a suppository every few days to help her digestion. She was initially on TPN (total parenteral nutrition) which included caffeine and lipids and other nutrients. After a while they ran out of places to poke her with a new IV; so they inserted a PICC line (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) which is a long catheter running from her wrist all the way to the top of her arm and can stay in for up to one month. It was very hard to see her so frail and little and see all the equipment, tubes, and wires hooked up to her tiny body.

It was hard not knowing what would happen with her and worrying about her outcome, and all of the possible long term issues she would face. It was very tough to see her fighting for her life, day after day while learning to breathe on her own, gain weight and become stronger. It was very difficult to be around the monitors go off every so often, all of that was very scary, especially for first-time parents. Also, we wanted her to be home for Christmas, and that was not possible. We were able to get a photo with Santa, although it was taken in the hospital. It was nice they did that.

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Question: How does the NICU staff decide to send a premature baby home?

Answer: Our child was able to be home for New Year’s Eve, and we were grateful for that. Before a child can be sent home from NICU, there must be no desaturation (drop in oxygen level below 80%) or bradycardia (drop in heart rate) episodes for a week, and no other complications such as infections. If there is one such episode, then the date is delayed another week. The doctors at our hospital wanted us to feel confident the child would be fine without any monitor at home. They have a car seat test before sending the child home, as well. They put the child in the car seat for 90 minutes hooked up to machines to see if they have any desat or Brady. If they don’t for 90 minutes, then they pass! There are several other tests that have to be passed before the child is released from NICU to home care. Luckily our daughter did not have major complications. She had 2 blood transfusions and 1 minor infection. Her brain scans showed no bleeding and the eye exam came back with no ROP, which is a GREAT outcome.

Question: How is she doing now?

Answer: Our daughter has been a healthy and happy little girl. She is now 2 and is smaller than her peers (in the 10 to 20th percentile range for height, weight, and head circumference) but one could not tell now that she was born so little. She is on track developmentally despite a normal delay which should be caught up within a year or so. We benefit from early intervention services which has been very helpful. She was extremely lucky given her prematurity and we could not have been prouder. When she was born, they told me how she was “feisty” that may have helped her during her NICU journey and I can say, it is still true today!! It never ceases to amaze me what love and technology can do!!

Thank you for reading, Morgan

 
World Prematurity Day: An Interview About HELLP Syndrome
 

Do you know about HELLP Syndrome?

No, that is not a misspelling. HELLP is thought to be a variant of pre-eclampsia, although it may be entirely different. As teachers, we get students with a varied set of background experiences and health conditions. We need to be aware of the issues some families have and may have experienced. I have experienced this syndrome personally as I had HELLP Syndrome and a birthing emergency.

 
 
Free Printable Where is Reunion Island
 

Free Printable Where is Reunion Island

Where is Reunion Island? Do you know? Many children can probably easily find Madagascar on a globe or world map. This mini-lesson will help extend their knowledge to another “nearby” island, Reunion Island, or La Réunion. With a fabulous landscape, volcanoes, adventure sports, and cultural activities, it is also very interesting.

 
 
Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island
 

Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island

I recently had the pleasure of cooking a traditional meal from the French Reunion Island for some people who have never visited the island. Saffron, thyme, tomato, potato, white rice, garlic, onion, and bacon prepared in the traditional way made a lovely meal and cultural experience for them. It was delicious! I used the recipe I remember from living there.

 
 
Home Decor by Mom Morgan
 

New Home Furniture Decisions and Décor by Morgan

Moving at holiday time is quite a challenge to get the house and family organized. Almost our first meal was Thanksgiving. See how I handled it all.

 
 
Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science
 

Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science

Mixing colors in the kitchen with a few common ingredients provides an engaging activity for children. This is one they are sure to want to do over and over as it will be different each time. This activity is so fun and so easy!

 
 
Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea
 

Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea

Watercolor painting is fun for children and with a little help they can create flowers for a vase and flower coasters for a special tea party, lunch, or dinner.

 
 
Pattern Block Play Helps Children Learn Fractions
 

Playing with Pattern Blocks Helps form the Foundation for Fractions

Here I am putting pieces in a puzzle my own way. The total will still be the same, but I am an original. I’m going to finish this up with two more triangles as I like triangles! That will be six triangles, one diamond, one trapezoid, and a hexagon. So this will be 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6 again.

 
 
Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins
 

Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins

These activities used felt, puffballs, recycled lids and containers in the colors of your choice, and an egg carton bottom.

 
 
Fall at the Minnesota Zoo and Toddler Activities
 

Visit to the Farm at the Minnesota Zoo

A visit to the Farm area at the Minnesota Zoo during October. Fall toddler activities, also.

 
 
Easter at Eastman Nature Center Maple Grove, MN
 

Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota

Let us tell you about Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota! It was the best. We hunted for eggs in the woods, dyed Easter eggs with natural dyes, visited with the Easter bunny, and more. What a nice time we had. It is an EGGstravaganza with fun for all ages!

 
 
 Eastman Nature Center Maple Grove, MN
 

Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See!

This time we visited Eastman Nature Center in the summer. We started with a walk. I had a planter dish to collect things for a class I was taking. We were collecting things that were no longer living and were OK to pick. We made a fairy house and I played at the center, too.

 

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Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story

Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story

Written by Gary L. Wilhelm, Edited by Carolyn Wilhelm, Illustrator Pieter Els

In this story, a young child is wondering about the “olden days” when his grandpa was young like him. His mother takes the child to Grandpa’s house so he can ask some questions about life long ago. Grandpa had lived in a small house with a metal roof in South Dakota. Coal was burned to provide heat in the winter. In those days, there was no air conditioning, and people opened windows instead. The backyard had a vegetable garden. Three generations lived in the house.

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Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story

The wooden party-line phone on the wall had no apps. There was no television, but radio shows told stories such as the Lone Ranger. Books such as the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries were popular.

Grandpa’s other grandparents lived on a farm and would sometimes burn corncobs. The farm had animals such as workhorses who were named Tom and Jerry. Chicks could be ordered through the mail, and the post office was full of chirping when they arrived each spring. Harvest time was special with the use of a threshing machine.

Around the neighborhood, kids would pass the blacksmith on their bikes. Sometimes the blacksmith helped fix bicycles for the children.

Financial times were still difficult after World War Two. One of the stories involves a skunk that became dinner for someone Grandpa’s father did some work for and tried to collect payment. Needless to say, no money changed hands that day.

Grandpa’s mother taught in a one-room schoolhouse. His father had a construction company. Fishing was a popular pastime.

We hope you will enjoy this story from the 1940s.

Gary’s first book was Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian in the Vietnam War.

Here is a letter-writing freebie to accompany the Grandpa book.

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Then and Now Sorting Cards Freebie

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Thank you for reading, Carolyn

 
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The letter writing PDF includes a word wall with family and words for writing letters.

 
 
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The letter writing PDF includes different writing frames to accommodate K-2 students.

 
 
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Sample page of the individual family and letter-writing word wall which may be added to a writing binder.

 
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Sample of a letter-writing frame page. Different line heights are included to accommodate students in K-2.

 
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
 

Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care

Beginning with a story about a mother who had been adopted from the Orphan Train and continuing on through the years, this anthology is a collection of stories, poems, and letters about the experiences of fifteen authors. Read the blog post here. See also the book on Amazon.

 
Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story
 

Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story

Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story is an easy reader picture book to help young children learn about multi-race family adoptions. Carolyn and her husband adopted a girl from South Korea many years ago.

 
A Mom: What is an Adoptive Mother? Children’s Book
 

A Mom: What is an Adoptive Mother? Children’s Book – What is a mother? A mother is the same whether children are adopted or biological. In this story, the child has been adopted. It is written from the viewpoint of the child.

 
Math Measuring Story with Fraction Work Pages Free
 

Math Measuring Story with Fraction Work Pages Free – This is a math measuring story and also has fractions posters, activities, and work pages with answer keys. Find the free printable instant download in our free level members page.

 
Climate Change Captives 2035 and Project SAVE for Middle Grades
 

Climate Change Captives 2035 and Project SAVE for Middle Grades – Download the free student pack at this link. 

 
Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story
 

Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story

In this story, a young child is wondering about the “olden days” when his grandpa was young like him. His mother takes the child to Grandpa’s house so he can ask some questions about life long ago.

 

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World’s Most Famous Climate Change Artist and Others

World’s Most Famous Climate Change Artist? According to The Economist’s September 9-21-2019 climate change issue, the answer is Olafur Eliasson. He began his career at age 15 in Iceland. He is now over 50 years old. He has been producing art in this area for at least 35 years. Climate change is not new. Climate change art is not new. Really, we have known about global warming and have understood the solutions for decades. In the 1970’s it was brought to the forefront of the nation with the oil crisis at that time. I had hoped people would begin driving more compact cars, but the cars only became larger, and larger — SUV’s. Station wagons, a thing of the past, now seem small.

Olafur Eliasson created the Rainbow Panorama (pictured below). He began his career selling gouaches (a type of painting) of landscapes from his walks with his father, an Icelandic painter. He photographed shrinking glaciers and polluted rivers. He became famous for his sensory experience art shows such as the “Weather Project.” He had 14 massive chunks of ice moved from Greenland to the Thames for the Paris Accord to demonstrate global warming.

Rainbow Panorama image by Olafur Eliassan

Artists producing works in the area of climate change are growing.  “The Edible Hut” in Detroit, Michigan, was created by Mira Burack (Matterology). Renzo Martens works in the Congo and draws attention to the palm-oil industry’s impact on the environment. Vivien Sansout collaborates with farmers in Honduras and other areas.

“Cooking Sections” serves food for their performances in unlikely, polluted areas around the world. For the brave! Instead of carnivores or herbivores, they suggest people become “climavores” and eating locally sourced food.

There are art shows, sculptures, and a wide variety of artistic representations of climate change. There are professional and homemade signs at protests. The Politicians Discussing Climate Change sculpture in Berlin is one vivid example.

Recently we were inWorld’s Most Famous Climate Change Artist. David Attenborough’s image is on a building there.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-47972979/sir-david-attenborough-presents-climate-change-the-facts

The global warming art show by Neil Grabowsky is an example of a gallery display.

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Emerging artists are also finding this topic important to document. The next image is “Passing Winds” and is the first such work of this person.

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Even Pixabay.com has climate change pictures. There are many resources and articles online about climate change. Art is part of it all.
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Thank you for reading, Carolyn

 

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Climate Change Captives 2035 and Project SAVE: Students Help Save the Earth (Climate Captives)

In this futuristic book about how the world has changed due to global warming, students create projects to help save the earth. Living towers house those willing to stay inside community walls and resisters live in the nearby forest. The years 2019, 2027, 2028, and 2030 are especially important in this Cli-Fi middle-grade story. The dystopian ending is only for a few people who contributed to and thought they were escaping the end of life on Earth. Characters develop their own projects after researching and choosing their topics, and communicate by secret code when necessary. Endnotes provide documentation and online links for facts.

Download the free student pack at the link below:

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and the Jamboard file at this link

Winner of the LiFE Award for environmental books. 

Sue Ready of the Ever Ready blog reviewed the blog at the next link:

https://sockfairies.blogspot.com

Climate Change Captives 2035 on Amazon
 

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Climate change informational text for Earth and other days with answer keys on Teachers Pay Teachers

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TIME Magazine Climate Change Issue 6-24-19 Review

The June 24th, 2019 issue of TIME magazine was devoted to climate change. The article begins with a story about how complicated and out of the way it is to travel to Vunidogoloa, Fiji. The last leg of the trip follows a guide with a machete to arrive at the village. It was abandoned five years ago. Saltwater has encroached upon the environment. I noticed the magazine after attending a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Minneapolis, MN, in August of 2019.

The village administrator of Vunidogoloa says, “the rights of the living have been lost because of climate change.

The full article is available online at the next link. Teachers who want to use my free instant download PDF work page may direct students to the TIME link to read the article.

https://time.com/longform/sinking-islands-climate-change/

Click on the next link for your free instant download PDF.

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The free instant download PDF work page is a single page for students, with one corresponding answer page for teachers. This is an image of the student page:

TIME-June-24-2019-discussion-questions-freebie-PDF_Page_1This work is intended for students in upper grades and secondary school as the reading material has dense text. The United Nations, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, and words like Prime Minister would be helpful vocabulary for students to understand the article. An entire village had to be abandoned and moved to higher ground in Fiji. There are plans to move 40 more villages in the coming years. Wherever we live, this is important for us to understand. The implications are clear. Goals are for temperatures to rise no more than 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. However, temperatures will rise 3 degrees Celsius if countries only adhere to their current plans. More has to be done, of course. Students who are concerned about climate change will be interested in this TIME magazine.

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Online articles are wonderful for schools as (after buying computers) there is free access to such resources. They are good for teacher information, as well.

A delegation who viewed the destruction in Fiji was brought to tears. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Guterres, is requiring nations to make commitments to reduce emissions. The U.N. is working on several efforts in this area.

Thank you for reading.

Carolyn

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Minnesota Zoo in October and Fall Toddler Activities

Visit to the Farm at the Minnesota Zoo

Last year, when I was a little kid, I went to visit the Farm at the Minnesota Zoo. It was very fun.  I got to do lots of things with my mom. See?  I used to be so little. I’m pretty grown up now that I’m “free!” My mom says I’m three. Doesn’t she know how to say free?

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So first we got there and my mom got a stroller. I could have walked but the zoo is so huge! It would have taken two days to see it all, in that case.

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The goats said, “Baa-baa!” See my mom with her camera, I’m always having to say, “Cheese.”  At least I don’t have to talk like a goat.

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I didn’t almost get lost in the hay maze, but I think my mom did.

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There were cows.  The cows said, “Moo!” They were loud. The cow also spoke in French when it said, “Meuh!” The cow was bilingual, just like me and my mom!

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My mom needed some help driving the tractor.  I’m always so busy helping her!

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When I started making funny faces, it was time to go home.

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Try a visit to the farm area at the Minnesota Zoo!  I was glad my mom could hear the animal sounds.

Fall Toddler Activities

I made this beautiful picture that was my mom’s idea! She is on Pinterest a lot! I liked getting my hand painted. It tickled.

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I got to paint my very own trick or treat bag at Michael’s store! I’ve been washing paint off of my hands quite a bit lately.

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I was a pirate! I scared so many people! Arrgh!

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I made a special decoration. I like to be dressed for these occasions.

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I ate “pumpkin” pizza! Yeah, pizza!

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And now I get to go trick or treating!  What a great day.

A couple of years ago, I couldn’t wait to go Trick or Treating, either.

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 Hurry up, Mommy! Let’s go! Don’t we look great, if I do say so myself? 

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We hope you had a fabulous Halloween, too!

 
World Prematurity Day: An Interview About HELLP Syndrome
 

Do you know about HELLP Syndrome?

No, that is not a misspelling. HELLP is thought to be a variant of pre-eclampsia, although it may be entirely different. As teachers, we get students with a varied set of background experiences and health conditions. We need to be aware of the issues some families have and may have experienced. I have experienced this syndrome personally as I had HELLP Syndrome and a birthing emergency.

 
 
Free Printable Where is Reunion Island
 

Free Printable Where is Reunion Island

Where is Reunion Island? Do you know? Many children can probably easily find Madagascar on a globe or world map. This mini-lesson will help extend their knowledge to another “nearby” island, Reunion Island, or La Réunion. With a fabulous landscape, volcanoes, adventure sports, and cultural activities, it is also very interesting.

 
 
Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island
 

Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island

I recently had the pleasure of cooking a traditional meal from the French Reunion Island for some people who have never visited the island. Saffron, thyme, tomato, potato, white rice, garlic, onion, and bacon prepared in the traditional way made a lovely meal and cultural experience for them. It was delicious! I used the recipe I remember from living there.

 
 
Home Decor by Mom Morgan
 

New Home Furniture Decisions and Décor by Morgan

Moving at holiday time is quite a challenge to get the house and family organized. Almost our first meal was Thanksgiving. See how I handled it all.

 
 
Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science
 

Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science

Mixing colors in the kitchen with a few common ingredients provides an engaging activity for children. This is one they are sure to want to do over and over as it will be different each time. This activity is so fun and so easy!

 
 
Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea
 

Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea

Watercolor painting is fun for children and with a little help they can create flowers for a vase and flower coasters for a special tea party, lunch, or dinner.

 
 
Pattern Block Play Helps Children Learn Fractions
 

Playing with Pattern Blocks Helps form the Foundation for Fractions

Here I am putting pieces in a puzzle my own way. The total will still be the same, but I am an original. I’m going to finish this up with two more triangles as I like triangles! That will be six triangles, one diamond, one trapezoid, and a hexagon. So this will be 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6 again.

 
 
Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins
 

Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins

These activities used felt, puffballs, recycled lids and containers in the colors of your choice, and an egg carton bottom.

 
 
Fall at the Minnesota Zoo and Toddler Activities
 

Visit to the Farm at the Minnesota Zoo

A visit to the Farm area at the Minnesota Zoo during October. Fall toddler activities, also.

 
 
Easter at Eastman Nature Center Maple Grove, MN
 

Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota

Let us tell you about Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota! It was the best. We hunted for eggs in the woods, dyed Easter eggs with natural dyes, visited with the Easter bunny, and more. What a nice time we had. It is an EGGstravaganza with fun for all ages!

 
 
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Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See!

This time we visited Eastman Nature Center in the summer. We started with a walk. I had a planter dish to collect things for a class I was taking. We were collecting things that were no longer living and were OK to pick. We made a fairy house and I played at the center, too.

 

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Clare O’Beara Author Interview in Dublin, Ireland

Clare O’Beara is a prolific, award-winning author who also happens to be a tree surgeon, national Irish show jumping champion, book reviewer for Fresh Fiction, previous MENSA leader and volunteer, and advocate for gifted education, among other talents and abilities. Her fourteen books are in several genres, including science fiction, mystery, romance, and young adult (YA). She contributed to two anthologies, including Dreamless Roads. She won first place for Arkady Renko, a 2014 short story contest judged by Martin Cruz Smith and Sponsored by Simon & Schuster.

Clare-O-Beara-author-interview-Dublin-Ireland-and-IT-support-webmaster-Allen-TennentI happened upon the author’s books, beginning with one in her science fiction set of four books in a series. Hooked, I had to stop everything and read them all. I later found the rest of her books. I liked the Dining Out Around the Solar System series as much as the Wool series by Hugh Howey, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books by Steig Larsson. All of these series were stop everything, drop, and read as we say in elementary school (DEAR) for silent reading time in class. I was so happy to find another such series. I’m now working my way through the murder mystery series, although I probably should have checked to notice the order of the books first. If she is the author, I click buy.

Most of the books by Clare O’Beara are autobiographical fiction to some degree as she writes what she knows: car engines, tree health, cats, detectives (I am assuming), MENSA, gifted education, and even climate change. I like learning facts when I read, and multi-genre fiction/nonfiction appeals to me. I finish her books “smarter” about a few topics.

As we were in Dublin recently, I met with Clare and her husband, Allen Tennent. When I asked how long she had been writing, she said she had been writing forever. She said she realized self-publishing worked well when she saw an increasing amount of such books on Fresh Fiction (based in Texas). She uploaded the first five books to Amazon all at once in 2014. To me, that was quite an excellent start to have that many books. She bought ten ISBNs immediately and used seven in the first year. With her own YouTube channel, she shares book trailers and other information in videos she creates.

Allen is her IT person. He designs the covers, creates the website, prints the publicity materials, and is the to-go person for technical support. This helps Clare focus on her writing and book reviews.

Molly-Malone-statue-Dublin-IrelandWe saw the statue of Molly Malone that appears on the cover of Murder at the Irish Mensa and snapped this photo. I didn’t even realize there was such a statue until I saw it on the book’s cover before our trip. It was more interesting having just finished reading Murder at the Dublin Mensa as we landed there.

O’Beara is a lifelong learner. She has multiple interests and is a multimedia journalism student. She has learned WordPress, how to make videos on her YouTube channel, how to self-publish, how to prepare her marketing materials, how to enter and win writing awards, take care of cats, organize MENSA events, and be an active tree surgeon. (She informed me a tree surgeon in America would be called an arborist.) Such a person is mindful to me of the multi-potentiality of gifted education students. A real-life example of a person with multiple potentials!

She makes her own video book trailers, such as this one for Dining Out Around the Solar System. Take two minutes to watch the video and see why the book is so interesting. Although science fiction books are set in the future, the problems of society are mirrored in the future lives of people. Racism, college grads with huge debts and low-paying jobs, struggles of young people as they climb the work ladder, oppressive corporations, the competitive work environment, and climate change are all threads woven through this series. O’Beara said she is happy if people read them as allegory or narrative fiction. Reading happens in the reader’s mind, not only from the text. I previously reviewed these books on The New Book Review site.

Dining Out Around the Solar System (Book 1)

Dining Out with the Gas Giants (Book 2)

Dining Out with the Gas Giants (Book 3)

Dining Out on Planet Mercury (Book 4)

Murder at Irish Mensa coverI also have reviewed other books by O’Beara on Amazon, such as this one for Murder at the Dublin Mensa.

Being interested in climate change, she recommends the movie Mimicking Africa for those interested in sustainable animal agriculture. She spoke fondly of the Fota Wildlife Sanctuary in Ireland, where some of the giraffes and zebras spend half the year there and then rotate with places in the zoo. Those animals do not have to live in a zoo all year. Fota is known as a successful cheetah breeding center. She mentioned a book, Mules, as being highly informative.

I was lucky to catch her when her schedule allowed as she has just helped as the official film recorder for the Science Fiction World Con (notice her t-shirt) and was their Hugo Awards problem-solver. She is back in journalism school soon, and the tree season is still busy. Whew! It was wonderful to meet her in person.

Thank you for reading, Carolyn

 
Clare O’Beara Author Interview in Dublin, Ireland
 

Clare O’Beara Author Interview

Clare O’Beara is a prolific, award-winning author who also happens to be a tree surgeon, national showjumping champion, book reviewer for Fresh Fiction, previous MENSA leader and volunteer, and advocate for gifted education among other talents and abilities.

 
 
Rodeo Finn blog post and free student book companion
 

Rodeo Finn by Clare O’Beara Free Student Work Pages

Rodeo Finn by Clare O’Beara is a multi-genre novel for teens and young adults. Realistic equine fiction with nonfiction information regarding Ireland’s and Arizona’s farming, ranching, and equestrian competitions form the story. The free book companion PDF for the book.

 
 
Show Jumping Team novel by Clare O'Beara review and student book companion freebie
 

Show Jumping Team by O’Beara Book Companion Free

Show Jumping Team was written by a National Show Jumping Champion of Ireland, Clare O’Beara. The book is multi-genre as it is realistic fiction with nonfiction information about horses and horse shows. Free teaching supplement at this link.

 
 
A Pony for Quarantine by O’Beara for Read Around the World
 

A Pony for Quarantine by O’Beara

A Pony for Quarantine by Clare O’Beara is so much more than a “horse” book as by way of the pony theme it shares many life lessons for teens. A free teaching supplement is at this link.

 
 
A Dog for Lockdown Book Teaching Supplement Free
 

A Dog for Lockdown by O’Beara

Second in the lockdown series by Clare O’Beara, A Dog For Lockdown is a story about a thirteen-year-old boy who lives with his mother. The free teaching supplement is at this link.

 
 
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Dining Out Around the Solar System by Clare O’Beara (Book 1 of 4)

In a future where giant corporations run countries, all British Space Mines has to fear are journalists and hackers.
Donal and Myron are their worst nightmare. See Wise Owl Factory’s review on The New Book Review.

 
 
Dining Out With The Ice Giants (Dining Out Around The Solar System Book 2)
 

Dining Out With The Ice Giants (Dining Out Around The Solar System Book 2) Clare O’Beara

Two journalists in an alternate future London meet the people from the outer planets – during one of the worst winters for cold and flooding that London has suffered. From political misdeeds to mushroom picking in a disused Tube station, Donal and Myron uncover all sorts of activities… and dangers. See what Wise Owl Factory’s thinks about this book on The New Book Review.

 
 
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Dining Out With The Gas Giants (Dining Out Around The Solar System Book 3) by Clare O’Beara

Donal and Myron are journalists who’ll go anywhere for a story. This summer, as tempers flare and riots are sparked in London’s heat, they get a lead they can’t resist. Not all the off-world immigrants are friendly. See Wise Owl Factory’s review on The New Book Review.

 
 
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Dining Out on Planet Mercury by Clare O’Beara

When a girl from Mercury is suspected of murder, the police need Irish journalist and hacker Donal as interpreter.
Off-world workers are being exploited in more ways than one. See Wise Owl Factory’s review on The New Book Review.

 
 
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A Pony for Quarantine by Clare O’Beara

Quarantine! Moya, age 13, is sent home from school. She isn’t sure what is happening. Her parents and brother are home, too.  She can hear neighbors cleaning to be prepared in the event they will be sick. Her own parents leave to shop for food, and although they might not get everything they want, will be able to get food. The store is only allowing 100 people inside at a time.

 

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2019 Weaver Lake Conservation Association Fishing Clinic

At the 2019 Weaver Lake Conservation Association free Fishing Clinic for children Miss  Owl caught her first seven fish. She really enjoyed casting and even caught a 2000 pound tree during her land practice session. 2019 Weaver Lake Conservation Association Fishing Clinic

The volunteers had a nice set up for the children. First, volunteers showed the kids how to cast on dry land without a hook. The “ball” (bobber) would bounce showing where the string landed. This was a visual reinforcement. A tarp on the ground held several different fishing poles and the children could borrow one.

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Bait was free and included angleworms and mealworms. I learned so much about mealworms when I was teaching second grade and we had a FOSS science unit about them. Each has 13 segments. The volunteer may not have appreciated my informative talk about mealworms. Volunteers put the bait on the hooks which were used when fishing from the dock as opposed to casting on land. I was glad about that as I don’t much like worms but am happy to take fish off hooks.

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Miss Owl had a great time even though it was a super hot day. She felt sad when one fish swallowed the hook but the volunteer explained it might be food for turtles or other fish. It didn’t take long at all to catch her seven fish.

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We hope you will enjoy the video of her fishing adventure!

You might like to see Miss Owl’s Adventures
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You might also like to read about Miss Owl’s other adventures near Minneapolis, MN, on the Castleview Academy blog. The post shows what she did during the 2018 Maple Grove Days, also. 
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And another post about 5 more things to do near Minneapolis, too. Miss Owl likes to have adventures.

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Miss Owl has been enjoying Adventure Club this summer and went to a garage sale for kids. She spent two whole dollars! Garage-sales-help-children-learn-about-making-change-and-making-money-go-further

 
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This page has links to posts featuring our Miss Owl — her adventures, activities, free PDFs, and informational posts. We hope you enjoy it!

 
 
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Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota

  
 
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Miss Owl’s trip included a visit to Disneyland in Paris

  
 
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Eidem Homestead Visit and Free 3-Part Farm Cards

   
 
Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See
 

Visiting Eastman Nature Center

  
 
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The Plaza Playground experience was pure joy for Miss Owl and us as we watched her jump and play. It is close by and is open 365 days a year. She loved the Kangaroo jumping floor the best.

 
 
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Books to help children through their grief over a loss of a pet.

 
 
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Fairy Garden Building

This post has a free flower theme printable complete with some vocabulary words and coloring pages for the children.

  
 
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Fairy Garden Building

This post has a free flower theme printable complete with some vocabulary words and coloring pages for the children.

  
 
Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme story time and activity class.
 

Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme storytime and activity class.

  

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Garage Sales Help Children Learn About Making Change

Garage sales help children learn about making change! I am an advocate of taking children to garage sales as there are few places in our lives where making change is used. Think about shopping with children and discussing the price of toys or other items they might want to buy. We tend to say, “That is about eight dollars.” We round off everything in our heads when in a store to have some idea of what the total will be at checkout. That helps adults as we already know how to make change. It isn’t very helpful for children just learning math and the value of coins. Real-life practice counting money is invaluable in math class, and as a teacher it was obvious to me that children who could count coins and make change were often ahead of classmates in math.

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The first and second-grade classes I taught used to have a 99 cent garage sale. Each child used 99 cents of coins (plastic coins from the math manipulative supplies) and brought items to donate for the sale. We made price tags in class for the items. The day was fun and helped children realize there is a point to all the skip and coin counting we did in class. No one could spend over 99 cents so there was no rounding to the nearest dollar. Good practice!

Miss Owl’s Adventure Club with Robbinsdale Schools had a similar garage sale yesterday. She had to wait for her name to be called to go to the garage sale to help limit the number of shoppers at one time. This was very cleverly set up with every item costing a quarter. No one could spend over two dollars! Miss Owl could, therefore, purchase eight items. Her friend had a dollar and could buy four things. Such fun!

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Looking over the items at the garage sale, she found many things for Christmas. She asked about some of them, and decided on a stick with jingle bells.

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Most of the children ignored the clothing (which seemed like a good deal to me). One student I talked to was happy with her jeans just her size. She was buying her own clothing at the school garage sale! She said she was 10 or 12 years old.

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Although she tried on the glasses, she decided this look was not for her and left the glasses for another lucky shopper.

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One younger girl showed me what she bought. It seems the earlier students were called to the shop, the better the pickings. Other children wanted their pictures taken but I didn’t have permission — so I told this girl I would just take a picture of one of her purchases.

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It is summer and the perfect opportunity for children to create their own garage sales, and also shop at them. I encourage families to take advantage of such opportunities for learning and fun. Garage sales also help with reducing and recycling to help with climate change.

The apparel industry — particularly the inexpensive, runway-to-retail segment known as fast fashion — is known to wreak havoc on the environment. “The clothing industry is the second-largest polluter in the world, second only to the oil industry,” high-end retailer Eileen Fisher has famously said (and repeated, and written, and tweeted).

Second only to oil? Let’s recycle!

Miss Owl went to a free fishing clinic this summer too. Read more here!

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Thank you for reading, Carolyn

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