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Laura McShane Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019

Picturing America

I first became aware of the National Center for Families Learning and Wonderopolis as part of a suite of FREE Open Educational Resources - searchable through the Verizon Thinkfinity platform. Also included in this suite of resources was the ...

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Christie Wyman Feb 8, 2019

Feb 8, 2019

Rainbow, a Wonderopolis-enhanced poem

On Tuesday morning, the most magnificent rainbow appeared in the sky just as families in cars and buses filled with excited children were making their way to school. Cars pulled over, parents and staff snapped pictures as children squealed with joy. ...

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NCFL Feb 1, 2019

Feb 1, 2019

Call for Proposals now open for 2019 Families Learning Conference

Planning is underway for the 2019 Families Learning Conference, held Monday, November 4 to Wednesday, November 6! This year’s Conference will bring an extra dose of excitement for attendees as the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) will ...

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Laura McShane Jan 8, 2019

Jan 8, 2019

Soup is LOVE

Winter is always a tough time of year as hardship brings out the need for family and community support. It can also be a depressing time of year for many without a support network. In Cleveland, Ohio, there are a lot of cultural differences, but ...

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Kristie Ennis Dec 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018

Sustaining Wonder into 2019

Always looking for ways to incorporate wonder into my professional and personal improvement, I recently found a workshop offering called "Sustaining Wonder: The Art of Narrative." In this Hugo House class, Carolyne Wright plans to share techniques ...

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Kristie Ennis Oct 15, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

Using Questions to Invite Wonder & Empathy into School

“This book is for teachers who want something better for their students and who believe in each child’s capacity for deep and creative thinking” (3). Having waited for Think Like Socrates for over a month, I am thrilled to review it for The ...

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Amy Rudd Oct 14, 2018

Oct 14, 2018

Using Wonderopolis to Inspire Poetry Writing

A few years ago, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at the Poem Farm inspired me to write poems about the Wonder of the Day from Wonderopolis. She called it, "Wallow in Wonder". During National Poetry Month, I am always inspired to write a poem or two but ...

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Carol Varsalona Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018

What's The Art of Summering?

My concept of summering started many years ago as a young girl. I grew to love the summer season that always allowed me to relax, reflect, and re-energize. Back then during the long days of summer, neighborhood children played stone teacher on ...

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Laura McShane Sep 17, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

One World Day

Cleveland, Ohio is fortunate to have rich tapestry of cultures from all over the world and to have a park which celebrates this beautiful diversity. The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are a major part of the city’s 254-acre Rockefeller Park. The ...

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Laura McShane Sep 5, 2018

Sep 5, 2018

Wonder is everywhere!

Wonderopolis strives to instill wonder in every child, every day, in every classroom, but don't forget to take your wonder outside the classroom, too! Libraries foster discovery and the wonder of exploration. You have questions - libraries help ...

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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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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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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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