Kathleen’s Blog

Welcome to Kathleen McGwin’s blog. We hope you will take a few minutes to read and leave a comment or two if you like! Enjoy!

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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We had a great time at Pioneer Day

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Howard and Betty, Kathleen's Blog | 0 comments

We had a great time at Pioneer Day

Thanks for being such good visitors to Pioneer Day in Westfield.  Here are some of the things we saw.  Can you list some of the things you learned at each of the sites? What did you learn from the Blacksmith and from all the other re-enactors at Pioneer Day?  What are re-enactors?  Can you list five ways the lives of people who lived in the 1700s and 1800s were different than our are today?   Thanks to all our volunteers.  See you on our next...

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Welcome to Betty, Blanche and Beulah Love Marquette County 2017/18!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Howard and Betty, Kathleen's Blog | 0 comments

Welcome to Betty, Blanche and Beulah Love Marquette County 2017/18!

Hello from Betty, Blanche and Beulah, the Therapy Dogs who LOVE Marquette County. This program used to be called Howard and Betty LOVE Marquette County. But Howard died.  He was much loved. Howard would be happy to know that Betty, Blanche and Beulah have taken over the program for Forest Lane 4th graders. Our goal this year in the Betty, Blanche and Beulah LOVE Marquette County program is to learn about lots of COOL THINGS about our home of Marquette County.  These are some of the things we will do:   We’ll go to Pioneer Day in Westfield.  Find Westfield on your map. We’ll go...

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Pioneer History Day with Betty, Blanche and Beulah

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Howard and Betty, Kathleen's Blog | 0 comments

Pioneer History Day with Betty, Blanche and Beulah

 

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