Laura McShane Aug 15, 2018

Aug 15, 2018

Train Adventures

Always bring a book along for the ride. Today I ran into this middle school teacher and his daughter on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Little Suzy was getting fussy, so dad started reading and immediately his daughter became attentive to his ...

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Carol Varsalona Aug 9, 2018

Aug 9, 2018

"Summering"

Each summer day and evening brings a surprise, a gift from nature, if we just pause to look. On Long Island, New York where I live, "There's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many ...

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Snap Dragon Aug 7, 2018

Aug 7, 2018

My Article Writing is my Passion!

I love always to write great articles and if you have passion about writing great appealing articles then you can use the Wonderopolis writing feature.

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Carol Varsalona Aug 4, 2018

Aug 4, 2018

National Watermelon Day

"Nothing quite says “summer" like a big slice of watermelon on a hot day." (Wonderopolis, Wonder of the Day #330) Today is National Watermelon Day and Twitter is trending the news. After watching the video on watermelon art at Wonder of the Day ...

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Laura McShane Jul 25, 2018

Jul 25, 2018

Around the World Dance Party

Today we celebrated our summer reading club progress with a dance party led by Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Swing. She brought some of her seasoned students and we explored dance traditions from Mozambique, the Czech Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and ...

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Carol Varsalona Jul 22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018

Did You Know?

Did you know the following? If you click on RSS at my Wonder Ground page, you can access all of the blog posts from my blog site, Beyond LiteracyLink.Sense-sational Spring Global Gallery of Artistic Expressions has been unveiled at my blog site, ...

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Carol Varsalona Jul 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018

Double Ouch!

"Bee stings can hurt a lot and turn an otherwise nice summer day into a day you won't soon forget for all the wrong reasons!" -Wonderopolis Wonder of the Day #778 Looking back on my startling incident with two bees recently, I can say that the ...

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NCFL Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

It’s here! Schedule published for the 2018 Families Learning Conference

The full schedule of concurrent sessions, general sessions, and special events is available on the 2018 Families Learning Conference website. Check out who’s presenting and what topics will be addressed! This year’s Conference will feature ...

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Laura McShane Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018

Summer Learning- Brewers of Cleveland

My Cleveland neighborhood, Brooklyn Centre, has one of the oldest cemeteries in the Cleveland area. It is the distinguished resting place for many of the founders of Cleveland - the early settlers of the region. The Cleveland Metroparks has an ...

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Kristie Ennis May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

Wonder Abounds in Springtime

This weekend, I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. It was an overcast, but warm day and the springtime blooms did not disappoint. There is never a shortage of wonder in this beautiful place, whose ...

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Carol Varsalona May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018

Wish Weeds of Springtime

When I was a child, the neighborhood children often engaged in imaginative play. Each spring, we gathered little whites globes found in our lawn to wish upon them. As our cottony, garden ornaments dispersed across the sky, we marveled at these tiny ...

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Christie Wyman May 19, 2018

May 19, 2018

The Wonders of Science

During the month of April, National Poetry Month, I participated in poet/author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's "1 Subject 30 Ways" challenge. Her challenge was also a bit of an informal book study and master class, as she used her fall 2017 release Poems ...

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Krissy Pierce May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

Maker Mini Series: Cardboard

With a limited budget, cardboard is the perfect place to start. Trailblazers have created a path, and all you have to do is follow it. Start with Cain's Arcade. Pose a challenge, and watch your learners rise to the occasion. Right away you'll see ...

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Laura McShane May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Summer Reading Clubs

It's that heady time of year as the weather warms up and teachers are antsy for the school year to end. It is also that time of year, when public librarians feel an overwhelming sense of inferiority as we are tasked to keep students from falling ...

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Krissy Pierce May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Maker Mini Series: Perler Beads

I LOVED Perler Beads as a kid. They were calming yet fun, meticulous yet creative. The fine motor skills required to place each peg drew me in, and the smell of burning plastic kept me interested. Time after time I created, and each time my ...

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Krissy Pierce May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018

What is a MakerSpace? Mini Maker Series

As a Wonder ambassador, we are blessed to receive funding to support our professional work. For my first round of funding, I chose to spread Wonder by creating Wonder boxes to send to colleagues in various area schools. This year, I shifted my focus ...

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