Total Results: 18

Carol Varsalona Sep 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Engaging Families and Communities in Student Learning

Stress and harmonic imbalance at home can decrease student's ability to enjoy school and perform to the best of their abilities. So what can we, as educators do? -Laura Hill, moderator of #whatisschool Please join #whatisschool on September 21, ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

Student-Inspired Poetry Creations

Are you delighted by the feel of sand between your toes, the smell of salt air, and the warmth of a summer day? I am and wanted to share the experience with my grandbaby while in Cape May this summer. I filled a pail of sand so my granddaughter ...

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Delsia Malone May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

My Personal Summer Professional Development Choices

I anxiously await my summer reading time. Each year, I accumulate, read and share information from books that I read. I love to wonder what others will read and I wonder if they have favorite authors that they read each summer. I find it so ...

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Carol Varsalona May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Choice Leads to Voice: Wonder Bundle #2

On Twitter, there have been many thoughts exchanged by educators on the topic of choice. It is often found in student-centered classrooms where there is a culture of trust. In these havens of learning, learners are provided opportunities to choose ...

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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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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 Mar 8, 2016

Mar 8, 2016

How an ice cream headache made me fall in love with Wonderopolis.

I loved to see that other Wonder Leads felt that becoming a Wonder Lead was a dream come true because I felt exactly the same way!! I have used Wonderopolis in my classroom for the past four years. Wondering, creating and building a culture of ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Allowing Students Time to Wonder #1

[caption id="attachment_12620" align="alignnone" width="320"] Wonder families at Louisville Slugger.[/caption]This is a going to be a series of posts about sharing how my students are going to be creating a class wonder calendar. We have celebrated ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Slice of LIfe - First Post Ever

Many of my friends are posting their Slice of Life this month, and I have been reading their posts and wondering if I could write my own post? I have had encouragement through twitter, and I know I am not ready to post everyday, but I have learned ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Choice is Key for Expository Writing

We just started our expository writing unit.  When I said that out loud to the students, most of them turned and looked at each other like I said something in a foreign language. Next I put this wordle up that I created with their research ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Slice of Life & OLW = Reflection

My last few days before Spring break were not what I expected, and I have to admit that the unexpected surprises made me stop to reflect. Have you ever watched the show Blues Clues? I always loved the part where they sang, "We just got a letter, we ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Social Studies Wonder Wednesday

This is my #200 post - it's hard to believe. Thanks for traveling along my journey with me.Tara @ A Teaching Life has started blogging on Wednesdays about Social Studies.  Here is her blurb encouraging other bloggers to join her.   Welcome to ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Social Studies Wednesday

 Every year,  Sarah and I teach the following Social Studies indicator for 5th grade students in Ohio.  The students need to be able to describe the experiences of African Americans under the institution of slavery.  Through past years of ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Slice of Life & OLW (Reflections)

      I typically don't participate in Slice of Life Tuesday, but I always enjoy reading them.  Since the last day of July fell on Tuesday, I decided to combine my OLW end of month (reflection) and slice ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Wondering in Social Studies

[caption id="attachment_12264" align="alignnone" width="320"] Students last year in the newspaper business.[/caption] When I am getting ready to start a new Social Studies unit, I always check Wonderopolis to see which wonders can support the ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

ALL Students will be Readers & Writers

As I entered my classroom last Friday, my goals were the same as they had been since the first day of school.  I want all my students to be readers and writers.  As I prepared for my student who had just arrived from Japan the previous Saturday, ...

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