Renee Cunningham Jan 21, 2017

Jan 21, 2017

Dream Big!

During the month of January we have focused on a school wide theme of DREAMS. Our K-5 elementary school is a Title 1 school; with 675 students, 53% of which are Hispanic. Most of them had not had experiences outside of our rural community...they ...

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Delsia Malone Jan 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017

Snow Days

Have you ever wondered how does rain turn to snow? If you live somewhere that rarely has snow, what would you do if it suddenly began to snow? Well, it is January 2017. It is a new year and it is the season of unstable weather in Alabama. January ...

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Delsia Malone Jan 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017

Inauguration Day 2017

Today is such a historic moment in our democracy. Witnessing the transition in power from outgoing President Barack Obama to President-elect Donald Trump is so majestic. On this day in our nation’s history, it has always been a respectful ...

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Delsia Malone Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

Kids Matter!

The #WonderChat held on Monday, January 9, 2017 was very inspirational and engaging. It was moderated by Angela Maiers of “YouMatter” fame and cosigned by Wonderopolis. The chat featured questions that made us research our hearts. I left the ...

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Kristie Ennis Dec 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016

NCTE 2016: Post-Conference Take-aways

I had the pleasure of presenting at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention on two occasions this year; I did my own session on building avid readers and one with my Wonder Lead Ambassador friends. The Wonder Session was all ...

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Delsia Malone Dec 10, 2016

Dec 10, 2016

My OHIO Wonders

During recent travels with my husband, we visited his home state, Ohio. I had so many wonders as we visited family in Cleveland, Akron, and Warren. I would see signs as we drove and I would ask Steve to slow down so that I could take a picture. ...

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Delsia Malone Dec 10, 2016

Dec 10, 2016

Ways to Wonder

Imagine a child who is not curious. I can not. Imagine any of us going through a day without amazement or wonder at the things in the world around us. I can not. It is very beautiful to live in this world noticing, appreciating, and engaging with ...

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Delsia Malone Dec 9, 2016

Dec 9, 2016

Classroom Crockpot Hot Cocoa

RECIPE FOR COCOA: NEED TWO CROCKPOTS (LARGE) 6-8 OZ FOAM CUPS (ONE FOR EACH STUDENT AND TEACHER) -½ c dry cocoa powder -one 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk -1/8 teaspoon salt -7 1/2 cups water -2 teaspoons vanilla Directions: Measure ...

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Delsia Malone Nov 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016

The Tuskegee Airmen Trail

Have you ever passed a sign on the highway and it made you wonder? Did you ever stop or turn around to get a second look? Have you ever come across something that led you to wonder about another subject or person, place or thing? During a trip from ...

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Renee Cunningham Nov 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

The Wonder of the Holidays

There is something magical that happens this time of year...the pace of life seems to slow, people are friendlier, families and friends put aside differences, and festive music is playing everywhere you go. Part of the magic is a sense of WONDER. ...

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Delsia Malone Nov 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

Veterans Day

Each year, November 11 signifies an important day in our history. It is a day in which we honor America's veterans for their sacrifice and service to our country. It is a day in which we commemorate troops who served in the military during wars that ...

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Delsia Malone Nov 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Why Do We Have Turnpikes?

During a drive from Michigan to Ohio, my husband and I stopped at a rest area and noticed a 60th anniversary sign for the Ohio Turnpike. We both walked forward in wondrous amazement and began reading around the small room honoring the turnpike. ...

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Delsia Malone Nov 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Tech Tools for Students to Investigate Their Wonders

The October 2016 #WonderChat was filled with informational tips and ideas on encouraging students to create based on their wonders. I compiled this list as an easy reference for parents and educators. Most of the tools are found in your phone’s ...

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Robyn Thiessen Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016

Living In Perpetual Beta-An Update

As you may know I have begun the journey into alternate seating possibilities and student choice in my grade 3 classroom. I have designed a learning space where students are given voice and choice over where they choose to work. There are 4 desks, 2 ...

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Kristie Ennis Nov 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

Post-Conference Thoughts

This was the first time that I had the opportunity to attend the NCFL Summit and I have to say, I was impressed! It was amazing to come together with families, community members, and educators to learn new things and share things that have worked ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

Honoring the Fallen

Have you ever passed something on the highway and wanted to stop to investigate it? Have you ever come across something that made you wonder about its existence? During a road trip from Ohio to Alabama, my husband and I noticed a sign. All I could ...

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