RESOURCE OF THE DAY: All about Tiger animal totemPictured from top to bottom, left to right are: Chrysocolla, Carnelian, Snowflake Obsidian Dumortierite, Charoite, Fluorite Azurite, Bloodstone, Aquamarine Sodalite, Chrysoprase, Bronzite
Bookmarks Plus: The Tiger Rising edition--A Handy Little Reading Aid! from Word-wise Educational Products/Pegi Rose on TeachersNotebook.com - (4 pages) - BOOKMARKS PLUS� are handy reproducible comprehension tools for literature: fiction, nonfiction, and plays. They provide information about the author, characters, setting, and themes, as well as a list of defined vocabulary words.
The Maltese tiger, or blue tiger, is a semi-hypothetical coloration morph of a tiger, reported mostly in the Fujian Province of China. It is said to have bluish fur with dark grey stripes. Most of the Maltese tigers reported have been of the South Chinese subspecies. The South Chinese tiger today is critically endangered, and the "blue" alleles may be wholly extinct. Blue tigers have also been reported in Korea, home of Siberian tigers. (artists impression)
Japan counts around a dozen cat islands, but Aoshima is one of the most popular. Cats outnumber humans six to one on Aoshima. They sleep in abandoned houses or strut about in the quiet fishing village. Ferries go twice daily to this cat island, that has recently seen a steep rise in tourism. Click through for more information and pictures of cat island Aoshima in Japan http://www.traveling-cats.com/2015/06/cats-from-aoshima-japan.html