Former Wonder Lead Ambassador

Phillips Family

Joined 8 years ago

Barbara Phillips lives in Hamilton, Ohio with her husband Dennis, and their two children, Benjamin and Elizabeth. Barbara currently teaches second grade at Monroe Primary. She believes WONDER “can inspire children of all ages to become engaged in learning. Children, by nature, are curious about their world and environment. By engaging children of all ages to explore their curiosity, they are on the path to becoming a life-long learner.”

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Sep 29, 2012

October #WonderChat

As educators, we know that the home-school connection is important to a student's academic success.  One way that I encourage the home-school ...

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Sep 28, 2012

Wonder Words - Using Wonderopolis to Build Vocabulary

Vocabulary development is important in all grades.  According to Sharon Taberski (2011), "we need to have an expansive vocabulary in order to be ...

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Sep 19, 2012

Wonderize It

One of the coolest, most practical features of the new and improved Wonderopolis website is the Wonderizer.  You can customize the Wonder to meet ...

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Sep 16, 2012

What Is a Smokejumper? - What I Learned Today

This morning, like I do every morning one of my early morning activities is to preview the Wonder at Wonderopolis.org.  This morning's Wonder ...

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Sep 16, 2012

Making Predictions

Each morning when my students come in the Wonder of the day is projected up on the board.  The question and picture is the only thing posted.  Each ...

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Sep 16, 2012

Personification of Wonderopolis

Tuesday's Wonder was Who is Uncle Sam?  At the end of the Wonder, Wonderopolis challenged students to a mission to personify Wonderopolis.  The ...

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Sep 16, 2012

Engaging Students in Wonder Using Melissa Stewart Books

In preparing for the #Wonderchat Monday night, I have been thinking about the books (both fiction and nonfiction) I use in my second grade classroom ...

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Sep 16, 2012

Connections to Wonder #549 - Who Was the Great Bambino?

Yesterday's Wonder reminded me of the trip to Louisville that the 2012 Wonder Leads and families went on over New Year's.  As part of the trip ...

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