Total Results: 38

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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Christie Wyman Apr 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Acrostic Expression

Acrostics are a fun poetic challenge. A bit like a puzzle! Choose a topic -- word or short phrase -- and write it vertically. Next to each letter, write a word, phrase, or complete sentence about the chosen topic beginning with that letter. It might ...

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Christie Wyman Apr 15, 2018

Apr 15, 2018

Beware! Take care!

Happy National Poetry Month! This month I am tagging along with poet/author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater during what has become her annual NPM Project. You can click here to learn more about this straight from Amy! This year she is writing and sharing a ...

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Renee Cunningham Apr 14, 2018

Apr 14, 2018

What if kids ask the questions?

Anyone who has spent time around a three year old has become weary of the question, “Why?”. At this age kids are so naturally curious, and are left questioning and wondering about everything they encounter. So, why not extend this to learning ...

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Kristie Ennis Feb 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

Celebrating African American History Month with Wonder!

Looking for ways to incorporate more African American History into your lessons? Why not use Wonderopolis? That's right, they've put together one new tidbit for each weekday this month that aligns with the wonders of the day. Today, for example, the ...

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Christie Wyman Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

My Teacher Is A Poet!

During the first six weeks of school every year, classrooms all over the world work hard to build a sense of community. In elementary schools we do this by playing name games, turning and talking with a partner, and sharing similarities and ...

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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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NCFL Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Maker activities spark wonder at Texas elementary school

This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities ...

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Christie Wyman Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017

The first thing I do is...

Like most teachers, my classroom was dissembled in June so the custodians could give it a thorough (term used very loosely!) cleaning over the summer. When August rolls around, it’s time to put it all back together again. This takes me a while. ...

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Christie Wyman Jul 31, 2017

Jul 31, 2017

The best teacher gift ever

Note: Originally posted in June 27, 2017 as part of the Slice of Life Challenge. Sometimes the best gifts come in very small packages. Click here to learn about my favorite teacher gift of all time.

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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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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 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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NCFL Sep 6, 2016

Sep 6, 2016

Maker activities foster learning and wonder at McBride Library

Six libraries across the nation were awarded $1,500 grants, NCFL training, and Youth and Family Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming this summer, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker ...

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Kristie Ennis May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

​Wonder Wall in the Freshman Academy: Starting High School Off Right!

Students will each have Wonder Journals provided to them that they can decorate and make their own. We can pool a big supply of old magazines and art supplies for this activity, and I will come up with parameters for the journals. Essentially, ...

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Lisa Silmser Apr 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016

Deep Purple Questions

This week the world lost a musical icon and it seems my whole state is in a purple haze of mourning. My students are generations beyond the days of Prince's early Grammy winning albums, but they know about him and are alert to his impact. "Dr. ...

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