Former Wonder Lead Ambassador

Caplin Family

Joined 8 years ago

Maria is a 5th grade teacher at Bailey Elementary in Dublin, Ohio. She lives in Ostrander with her husband Tom, and is the proud mother of Anna, a senior at Bowling Green State University, and Marcus, a freshman at Otterbein in Westerville. Maria believes that “Wonderopolis allows for students of all ages, along with their families, to begin to wonder every day.” She has found through her experiences in the classroom, if she opens the door to WONDER, students will continue conversations throughout the school day, at home, as well as extend their learning through further research.

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Feb 18, 2013

Considering WONDER Homework

 My fifth graders love homework passes.  They are their "get out of jail" ticket.  If they forget their HW, they can use their HW pass and not ...

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Feb 12, 2013

As I learn more about Common Core and how students are going to have to read across multiple texts as well as think critically about what they are ...

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Jan 18, 2013

Math-A-Palooza with Buddies

"I never knew math could be that fun" exclaimed Joey. Who knew that gumdrops could make a decagon? Let me help you count your skittles into groups ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Happy New Year-Are you Willing to Reflect in 2012?

As we drove home from an exciting family weekend, I was reading twitter and enjoying all the posts on One Little Word.  As I read Mandy's ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Wonder Wednesday: Persuasive Writing and Ownership

As we start back to school this week, I am going to begin to push my students to think differently about the wonder of the day. Today for Wonder ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Welcome in Wonder Year 2012

I have been very fortunate the past two years to have the opportunity to surround myself with a strong community through twitter and blogging. I ...

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Dec 21, 2012

OLW Reflection

One of my favorite parts of blogging and tweeting is the community of professionals  that I now know through these digital resources.  I love that ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Wonderopolis is Mentor Text Heaven!

Have you ever experienced a moment when the lightbulb goes off and you say out loud, "How come I didn't think of that sooner?" and no one is in the ...

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Dec 21, 2012

You Are Never to Old to Wonder or Visit the Zoo!

As I mentioned in my Flame Run post, our family had an amazing weekend in Louisville as we walked around the Louisville Zoo. As we entered the zoo, ...

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