Kathleen’s Blog

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Turtles are terrific

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Howard and Betty, Kathleen's Blog | 0 comments

Turtles are terrific

Betty, Blanche and Beulah loved our time with you last Friday.  Here are some of the things we learned. First, let’s say thank you to Mr. Jeff Lang who is a Wildlife Technician with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  He taught us all kinds of things about turtles we can see in Marquette County.               We learned about the turtles we can find in Marquette County.  How many will you see this summer?   Keep your eyes pealed for these beautiful creatures.               Remind people to be kind to turtles.  DON’T EVER RUN INTO THE ROAD TO HELP ONE, but if you can,...

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Reptiles coming Friday!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Howard and Betty, Kathleen's Blog | 1 comment

Reptiles coming Friday!

Betty, Blanche and Beulah and I love reptiles of all sorts, especially TURTLES.  We’ll learn about Wisconsin and Marquette County reptiles this Friday.  We’ll also have some special guests.  First, Mr. Jeff Lang will be with us. He works with the Department of Natural Resources.                     You’ll also meet Nattie and maybe Svettie, two of my rescued Russian Tortoises who’ll help teach you about turtles.                   And Betty will come with a turtle costume.                 Something that is very important, is that you bring your ADDRESS.  You’ll...

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Marquette County Township Song

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Howard and Betty, Kathleen's Blog | 0 comments

Marquette County Township Song

Learn the words and sing along to the Marquette County Township Song!   https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+marquette+county+township+song&view=detail&mid=AF316FBE0500B1D4903AAF316FBE0500B1D4903A&FORM=VIRE  

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Owls of Marquette County

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Howard and Betty, Kathleen's Blog | 0 comments

Owls of Marquette County

Thanks for the great day learning all about owls of Marquette County.  Do you remember their calls?   Follow the link below and you’ll be able to practice your expertise on Owls in Marquette County. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+owls+of+marquette+county&view=detail&mid=E9C8D3D69ADC327EDA57E9C8D3D69ADC327EDA57&FORM=VIRE We had fun making pine cone snowy owls as well as opening owl pellets.               Owl pellets are the coolest things, aren’t they?   What animal bones did you find?               Being citizen scientists is fun and we learn so much!...

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Thanks for being citizen paleontologists

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Howard and Betty, Kathleen's Blog | 0 comments

Thanks for being citizen paleontologists

We had a great time in your classroom last week and look forward to being with you again soon.   Remember what you learned?                                                             We preserved and labeled our crinoid fossil.                 Karen helped you identify fossils and you chose one to sketch in your journal.  Some of the fossils were from right here in Marquette County including coral that once lived on the bottom of the sea that covered what we know as Marquette County.             Daryl helped you sort and match fossils to their ID.  Then you sketched more fossils in your...

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Hello Forest Lane 3rd graders!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Howard and Betty, Kathleen's Blog | 1 comment

Hello Forest Lane 3rd graders!

Hello 3rd graders.  Friday, we will be learning about the ICE AGE and FOSSILS with Betty, Blanche and Beulah.  Let me introduce you.                 Betty, Blanche and Beulah are Therapy Dogs who help children and adults learn about Marquette County.  They’ll be with me on Friday during our adventure in your classroom, but they’ll stay on leashes so they don’t get in our way while we learn.   I’ll tell you more about Betty, Blanche and Beulah on Friday. WE LOVE Marquette County. Here is what we will learn on Friday:  What is a FOSSIL How do fossils form? What are...

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