Former Wonder Lead Ambassador

Brasdis-Nixon Family

Joined 8 years ago

Samantha Brasdis is a 7th grade reading teacher at Northside Middle School in Norfolk, Virginia. She enjoys an active life with her fiancée Frank and son, Allan. When it comes to the ways in which WONDER inspires the Brasdis-Nixon family, Samantha says, “Thoreau has an amazing quote that kind of sums up how wondering inspires us. He says, ‘The moment we cease to wonder, is the exact moment we cease to live.’ We want to live our lives to the fullest, and we have found that the only way that is possible is through wonder and imagination.”

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Dec 21, 2012

Mummy Knows Best

This week proved to be very interesting for my students.  We were in the drama unit, which was WONDER-filled in many ways, and something my students ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Lord of the Rings

[youtube S8QcSC7PAQE]Ever since I could remember, my dad has had a telescope stationed by one of the windows in my childhood home. On especially ...

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Dec 21, 2012

ShamROCK On!

I am an avid runner.  I have been running since the age of ten and have run tons of races for personal records (PRs), awards, qualifications, and of ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Benchmark Testing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Preface:  I've had this written since two weeks, yet haven't had a chance to post it because of so many things going on at once.  I'm sorry to keep ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Dog Gone It!

Allan and I were watching Scooby Doo and it was an episode where Scooby buried one of his Scooby Snacks in case of an emergency, since the gang was ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Caught...Kinda

Hello again, Wonder friends!  This is one sneaky dog for sure!  This weekend, I kept a keen eye on Ingrid to see if I could really catch her on ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Hello from the Hospital!

Well!  Talk about an adventure!  Hospitals may smell weird and look super sanitized, but they're FULL of wonders!I woke up late Monday night with ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Easy as Pie

Today was field day at Northside Middle School and as usual, I was stoked to play with the kids and interact with them outside of a classroom ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Got Milk?

Good evening, WONDER friends! In my previous post about being pied in the face (25 times), I talked about smelling like sour milk and how unpleasant ...

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