Resources to Stop Bullying
This site is managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with links for parents, educators, community members, teens and kids about how to recognize, prevent, and respond to bullying.
A Math Dictionary for Kids
A Math Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online math dictionary for students. The definitions of over 600 common mathematical terms and math words are described using illustrations and in some cases animation.
Mathematics, the Common Core, and Language
Judit Moschkovich makes recommendations for developing mathematics instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs)
aligned with the Common Core State Standards in a short video and in a downloadable paper. The recommendations can
assist teachers to support mathematical reasoning for their students.
Fun Facts about Burrowing Owls
1. Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) are so named because they live underground in burrows. They spend little time in trees.
2. Sometimes it digs its own burrow, but can use burrows dug by others such as; prairie dogs, skunks, armadillos, or tortoises.
3. They are one of the smallest owls in North America, about 9 inches long and weigh about 6 ounces.
4. They have no ear tufts, long legs, a short tail, and spots on their back.
5. Owls have large ear holes beneath their feathers. The shape of an owl’s face helps direct sound to their earholes.
6. Two earholes have slightly different shapes and locations on the owl’s head so they can locate sound better.
7. Burrowing owls are good at traveling by foot.
8. The owls are born blind but develop excellent eyesight that allows them to hunt at night.
9. Large eyes help them see because both eyes face forward. They can see behind them because their heads can turn around.
10.Burrowing owls are active during the day. They catch more insects dur-ing the day and more mammals at night.
11.Mother and father owls take turns sitting on the eggs to keep them warm. The other hunts for food to bring back to the nest to share.
12.When alarmed, young birds will make a hissing call that sounds like a rattlesnake.
13.They are sometimes hunted by horned owls, hawks, foxes, badgers and even domstic pets.