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Renee Cunningham Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

It’s no secret that teachers like a good deal...when something is free, like sample pens or pencils, teachers will quickly gobble them up for their classroom. As much as teachers attack freebies, they also spend their own money on supplies for ...

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Jim DeSantis Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Computers

The computer as we know them today have changed drastically since they first became a consumer product. Wonder #292 talks about “What is The Smallest Computer” but it does mention how computers have drastically evolved. As computers change they ...

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Jim DeSantis Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Presidents' Day

Happy Presidents’ Day everyone! Today’s wonder of the day #1856, “Has a President Ever Served More than Two Terms” is very fitting. How is it the President Franklin Roosevelt came to serve three terms of office? Explore some of these great ...

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Christie Wyman Feb 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017

Inquiry From Mysteries and Wonders Right Outside The Classroom

We don't have to go very far for Science inquiry opportunities, and I bet you don't have to, either! Our Kindergarten class had two mysteries that we were wondering about right outside our door. The first mystery is that birds appear to prefer our ...

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Delsia Malone Feb 4, 2017

Feb 4, 2017

Heart Healthy Students

Welcome February! It’s a busy month. It’s a month that we observe Black history makers’ contributions to society, Presidents’ Day, and Women’s Heart Health Awareness month. 1. Dance in classroom to teacher selected music or dance with ...

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Kristie Ennis Jan 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017

Don't let the January blues get you!

This time of year, the weather is mostly gray, the sun rarely shines, days off are few and far between, and everyone, particularly teachers, gets really down. After the excitement and camaraderie of the holiday season, January is kind of like a let ...

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Carol Varsalona Jan 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017

Kindness In 5 Words

Have you ever wondered how you could brighten someone's day? Wonderopolis provides a quick answer for teachers and children who are interested in spreading joy to others at the Wonder of the Day #875, How Can You Make Someone's Day? Twitter even ...

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Carol Varsalona Jan 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017

Under The Weather

Have you ever felt "under the weather"? Being ill is no fun, especially around New Year's. At the start of the new year, I began to feel the effects of a busy holiday schedule. My sinuses started to fill up, making life uncomfortable. By the end of ...

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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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