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Winter Puddles: A Nice Cold Drink

Posted by on Jan 8, 2022 in Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Winter Puddles: A Nice Cold Drink

A winter puddle is a gift, a source of desperately-needed water, for squirrels, deer, wild turkeys, songbirds, and so many other animals, trying like us to make it through till spring comes.

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The Imagination of Sam

Posted by on Dec 19, 2021 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

The Imagination of Sam

A poem about dreaming big.

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Litlinks: Ways to Use Nonfiction in the Classroom

Posted by on Dec 9, 2021 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Litlinks: Ways to Use Nonfiction in the Classroom

Check out Litlinks, a wonderful blog by Patricia Newman. It’s a wealth of ideas for ways teachers can use nonfiction in the classroom. Lots of great STEM tie-ins.

I have a guest post about my nonfiction picture book, Hello, Puddle!

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Mysterious Mushrooms

Posted by on Oct 29, 2021 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Mysterious Mushrooms

Mushrooms are just one type of the strange organisms called fungi. It looks like a plant, but it eats like an animal. Just as animals do, fungus has to feed on other things—living or dead.

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The Nature of Halloween

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021 in Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

The Nature of Halloween

Halloween is an ancient festival–perhaps the most ancient one of all. Celebrate the night.

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Earth Day 2021

Posted by on Apr 22, 2021 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

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