Total Results: 28

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 ...

Susan Hellard Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

Purposeful Resolutions

As we begin a new year, face new challenges, and prepare to conquer those challenges, many of us make what are called New Year's Resolutions. When setting these resolutions, it is important to know how to set resolutions that are attainable, or ...

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 ...

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 ...

Paul W. Hankins Apr 21, 2016

Apr 21, 2016

Wallow in Wonder Poem 14, 15, and 16: Synthesis/Sestina Poem

You've probably wondered where I've been. I wish I could answer like Zora Neale Hurston's Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God to say, "I've been to the big Association of Life."But, no. . .I've just been too busy. But not too busy to keep ...

Carol Varsalona Mar 18, 2016

Mar 18, 2016

Luck of the Irish

Stories about St. Patrick's Day grow from lore and reality. Their words find a home as pen lays to rest. St. Patrick's Day is the day of days in Rockville Centre, my hometown. Green is everywhere. Irish flags, high on the poles sitting next to ...

Paul W. Hankins Mar 1, 2016

Mar 1, 2016

Historical Perspective and First-Hand Accounts

When I attended nErDcamp last summer in Parma, Michigan, I got to see my friend and nationally-recognized hero/ambassador for books, John Schumaker (Mr. Schu). He’s always super busy once he hits the deck plates of a conference, so I thought to ...

Phillips Family Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013

Wonders to Share in December

Below are Wonders at Wonderopolis that you may want to share during the month of December.Eat a Red Apple Day (December 1st)#367 Can an Apple a Day Chase the Doctor Away?End of Hanukkah (December 5th)#78 How Do People Celebrate Winter ...

Phillips Family Oct 27, 2013

Oct 27, 2013

November #WonderChat

In celebration of Family Literacy month, we are excited to have Peter H. Reynolds as a special guest host for the November Wonderopolis #WonderChat.  The chat will take place Monday, November 4th from 8:00-9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.  We ...

Edwards Family May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

Exploring Doughnuts and History?

We had an awesome family day today ...A couple of weeks ago, I saw where someone on twitter mentioned something about KrispyKreme doughnuts. I sent a tweet back saying that I worked in the town where Krispy Kreme started. Less than an hour later, ...

Caplin Family Feb 18, 2013

Feb 18, 2013

Considering WONDER Homework

 My fifth graders love homework passes.  They are their "get out of jail" ticket.  If they forget their HW, they can use their HW pass and not get a "date." A date is when I write down their late HW and that is how I keep track of late ...

Phillips Family Feb 8, 2013

Feb 8, 2013

Wonders to Use For Black History Month

#726 Who Invented Potato Chips?This is a great Wonder to learn about how an African American, George Crum accidentally invented the potato chip in 1853 because of a complaint made by a customer.  I am going to use this Wonder as a spring board ...

Edwards Family Dec 23, 2012

Dec 23, 2012

Wondering About Gingerbread Houses ...

Madalyn had a great time building and decorating a Gingerbread House at a small shop in our historic downtown.She started asking questions and wondering about why we use Gingerbread to build houses and how it all got started ....So we did some ...

Phillips Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Candle Making

Each year when the holidays roll around, I begin thinking of a craft my students can make to give their parents for Christmas.  This year I decided to revisit a craft I made years ago with students.  After visiting Wonder #443 How Do You Make ...

Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Persistence pays off ...

We were in a fun shop over the weekend, Vintage Jane in Kernersville, NC. I love this description found on their blog:Vintage Jane is an artist's loft in downtown Kernersville, North Carolina, born of a creative partnership of local artists, ...

Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

A Moment In History from my Grandfather's Journal ...

Do you know what event in history occured on this day in 1944?According to Thinkfinity:On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy, France and launched operations against the Nazi forces occupying Western Europe. This pivotal ...