Former Wonder Lead Ambassador

Fines Family

Joined 5 years ago

Jon Fines is a kindergarten teacher at Cold Springs Elementary in Missoula, Montana. When he’s not leading his troop of kindergarteners on wonder adventures, Jon spends time with his wife Misti, and their two sons Jack and Maron. Jon believes “Wondering is in all of us – young and old. If we keep kids wondering in education, their imagination and inquisitiveness will guide them to new learning opportunities. Not only will they continue to wonder, but they will be motivated to seek out answers on their own.”

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Feb 12, 2014

We Wonder About Dinosaurs

One of the things I love about Wonderopolis is the ability to connect several wonders to support a theme in the classroom.  You can find wonders to ...

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Nov 11, 2013

Wonder Jar

The end of the year is now a couple of days away.  I've been feverishly completing the annual teacher-checklist, while at the same time reminiscing ...

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Nov 11, 2013

I Know Why Flamingos are Pink

We took off running on the first day of school and here we are - nearly six weeks in. I have another amazing group of learners and wonderers.  Not ...

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Nov 11, 2013

Wonderopolis Literacy Center

A few days ago I posted a picture of the Wonderopolis Literacy Center that I have set up for my students.  This is the third year with the literacy ...

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Apr 14, 2013

Connecting the Dots - Wonderopolis Inspired Art

A couple of weeks ago we were inspired by Wonder of the Day #904 - What is Pointillism?I love the spur-of-the-moment, yet purposeful, learning that ...

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Feb 6, 2013

Celebrating Digital Literacy Day at the Wonderopolis Literacy Center

I love this time of year in kindergarten.  When my students return from winter break, things begin to fall in to place. Developmental growth is ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Let the Journey Begin

Anxious, happy, slightly-nervous, ecstatic, and fired-up;  just a few of the words that describe how I'm feeling about the year ahead.I am excited ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Just In Case You Didn't Know

Wonderopolis has been a great addition to my classroom since I learned about it a little over a year ago. I share about anytime I can. As a dad, I ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Whats It Take to Wonder?

Friday December 30th, 2011 ~ Louisville, Kentucky. That was the day I started wondering in an entirely different way.  I gathered with my fellow ...

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