Total Results: 15

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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NCFL Feb 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

NCFL seeks adult learners to share their learning stories

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) invites adult learners to apply to be a speaker at the 2018 Families Learning Conference, held from September 24 to 26, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each year during NCFL's Conference, students ...

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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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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 ...

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Edwards Family Jun 5, 2013

Jun 5, 2013

What story can you create?

I remember the crazy stories my dad made up to tell me when I was growing up . . .Brainstorming ideas and creating a story, especially a silly one, is a great way to make some connections as a family while strengthening communication skills as ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Can pictures tell stories?

  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend session at NCTIES done by Ken Shelton called Visual Artistry and Storytelling Through The Lens.I have always enjoyed looking at and taking pictures. I even worked at Eckerd Express Photo ...

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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 ...

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Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Wondering About Interesting Events in History?

Where has this month gone?November is just around the corner ….I wonder what things have happened in history during the month of November …EDSITEment from the National Endowment for the Humanities has a calendar just for that!For each day there ...

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Brasdis-Nixon Family Dec 9, 2012

Dec 9, 2012

The History of Chili

 Tonight, Frank made some amazing chili and cornbread and we enjoyed every bite, while watching football.  At some point in our meal, however, we began to wonder why it's called chili when it's not chilly at all, but hot. Come to find ...

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Edwards Family Oct 22, 2012

Oct 22, 2012

Wondering About Events in History on Certain Days ...

Where has this month gone?November is just around the corner ….I wonder what things have happened in history during the month of November …EDSITEment from the National Endowment for the Humanities has a calendar just for that!For each day there ...

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Edwards Family Sep 20, 2012

Sep 20, 2012

I wonder what stories the archives have to tell ...

When you hear Smithsonian, what do you think of? Building?History?Old?Inventors?Research?Washington, DC? I know it is a great place to explore, but I guess I did not really think of it as connected to learning .... that is until now!Earlier this ...

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Phillips Family Sep 16, 2012

Sep 16, 2012

Personification of Wonderopolis

Tuesday's Wonder was Who is Uncle Sam?  At the end of the Wonder, Wonderopolis challenged students to a mission to personify Wonderopolis.  The mission said, "personify Wonderoplis by coming up with a picture of what it -- or he or she -- would ...

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Phillips Family Sep 16, 2012

Sep 16, 2012

Ukrainian Painted Eggs

This morning when I went to Wonderopolis, I noticed the new background of the beautifully painted eggs.  Immediately, I thought of the book by Patricia Polacco called, Rechenka's Eggs. The story is about an old woman, Babushka who is painting ...

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