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.


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!

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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. 
And another post about 5 more things to do near Minneapolis, too. Miss Owl likes to have adventures.


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

Snow Globes & PDF
Miss Owl’s New Room
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Ferdinand the Bull
Ferdinand the Bull free book companion PDF instant download
Back to School Free Printable
Skip Counting Puzzles Back to School Free PDF

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

Disneyland Paris
Free Printable Placemats

Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota


Plant Venus Fly Trap Seeds

Venus Fly Trap Seeds
Nocturnal Animals English and French

Eidem Homestead Visit and Free 3-Part Farm Cards

Eidem Homestead
Farm 3-part Cards Free
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Fishing Clinic
Free ABC Fishing Activity
Free Christmas Sukoku and Playdough Mats
5 Fun Places
Meet My Mom
Minnesota Zoo
Free Word Search and Coloring PDF
More Fun Places
Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See

Visiting Eastman Nature Center

Nature Center Fun Learning
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Chloe and the No Good, Very Sad, Deplorable Pandemic coloring book on Amazon

Read the blog post about the book and see sample pages at this link.

Nature Center Fun Learning
Peg Doll Family Free PDF Pattern

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.

Plaza Playground

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

Miss Owl’s Adventures

Fairy Garden Building

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

Fairy Gardens
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.

Story Time Nature Center