Former Wonder Lead Ambassador

Fines Family

Joined 8 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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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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Dec 21, 2012

Simply Breathtaking

I've lived in the northwest for some time now and there's one phenomenon that I've just never paid much attention to. Freezing fog.  Likely one of ...

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Dec 21, 2012

How do you "Wonderopolis"?

I've been so inspired by my online colleagues and fellow Wonder Leads. NCFL and Wonderopolishas opened the door to brand new ways of extending ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Won't You Wonderopolis Today

The kids insisted we have our own Wonderopolis song. So I got to work. Do you know how hard it is to narrow down a handful of wonders (from nearly ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Last Day

I've managed to hold off writing this post for the last few days because thinking of my kinders still makes me a little teary-eyed. There is ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Into the Summer

I'm a little over a week into my summer vacation. I've been hard at work being "Mr. Mom".  I have to admit that having the extra time is wonderful. ...

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Dec 21, 2012

"Two-wheeler Biker Kid"

Yesterday was a big day for the Fines-household. Maron dissed his training wheels and went solo on two.  For the past two weeks he's been requesting ...

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