Total Results: 21

Renee Cunningham Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

It’s no secret that teachers like a good deal...when something is free, like sample pens or pencils, teachers will quickly gobble them up for their classroom. As much as teachers attack freebies, they also spend their own money on supplies for ...

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Delsia Malone Nov 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

Veterans Day

Each year, November 11 signifies an important day in our history. It is a day in which we honor America's veterans for their sacrifice and service to our country. It is a day in which we commemorate troops who served in the military during wars that ...

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Jim DeSantis Sep 11, 2016

Sep 11, 2016

Be a Tour Guide

Help your students learn a little more about their community. Check out my lesson plan "Explore Your Neighborhood". Many students live their lives in just a few short blocks, never exploring beyond their immediate surroundings. Understanding how a ...

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NCFL Aug 24, 2016

Aug 24, 2016

For good measure: baking Wonder into learning at Pottsboro 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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Jim DeSantis Aug 4, 2016

Aug 4, 2016

Who Makes Your Rules?

As every teacher does, my mind in August is constantly thinking about what the new year has to bring. What changes can I enact in my room (the library) that will make a lasting change in the behavior and attitudes of my students? While reading ...

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Jennifer Rubin Jul 31, 2016

Jul 31, 2016

Getting Ready!

As summer comes to a close, it becomes the time when I start to sharpen my focus on the school year ahead. It's that exciting time when everything seems possible, I've pinned great ideas, been inspired by my Twitter posse, read some new ...

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Jennifer McDonough Jul 18, 2016

Jul 18, 2016

Creating a Wonder House

The Wonder HouseAlthough I have my own great ideas and intentions, most of the time I find that the best ideas come from the students themselves. As we were working to create a wonder filled classroom environment, I decided the best thing to do ...

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Kristie Ennis Jun 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016

Wonderopolis at EdCamp

Yesterday marked the inaugral EdCamp in my school district, which happens to be the largest public school district in Kentucky. The superintendent came, many teachers and instructional coaches took time out of their summer to attend, and I decided ...

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Delsia Malone Jun 26, 2016

Jun 26, 2016

Chaos is...

For years, I’ve enjoyed working in the yard. Growing up we worked in the yard as a family. It was probably the only true chore other than dish washing that we had. Now that I’m a wife and mom, I don’t do yard work as much as I did as a child, ...

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Renee Cunningham Jun 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016

A Journey of Wonder

This year my co-worker and I decided on a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)...we were going to try to connect classes in our school with an author/expert/class/SOMETHING in each of the 50 states. This is a big goal, but even bigger considering we are ...

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Krissy Pierce May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

The Olympics are Coming!

Our beloved PE teacher announced this weekend that she is completely redesigning this year's Field Day (which takes place in one week!) with an Olympic theme. Working in a community that supports mostly low-income families, I know that many of our ...

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Robyn Thiessen May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

A Genius in the Making

While sitting at home one summer day, I was scanning Twitter and noticed an interesting tweet by a Surrey teacher mentioning Genius Hour. I knew nothing of this, so I tweeted back and asked what Genius Hour was all about. And thus began one of the ...

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Delsia Malone May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

Math and Wonder

Recently in our May #WonderChat with @Wonderopolis via Twitter, the Lead Ambassadors along with other educators and parents, were able to learn new ways to connect math and wonder. The chat was one hour, but the learning and conversation that took ...

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Kristie Ennis Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016

Wonder Hour for High School

Yesterday marked the first professional learning session geared toward middle and high school teachers that centered around Wonderopolis and Genius Hour. Together, my colleague Jennifer Cox and I shared the theory behind pushing students to think ...

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Paul W. Hankins Apr 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016

#WallowinWonder: 1677: "What Makes Your Tongue Burn?"

We've been working with Catalog Verse in Room 407. You might recognize this type of poem if you've ever listened to:"My Favorite Things" from The Sound of MusicPaul Simon "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"REM "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And ...

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Delsia Malone Apr 12, 2016

Apr 12, 2016

Hey Car

It is #NationalPoetryMonth. In celebration of poetry, I wrote this poem. I was inspired when I saw the 55 miles per hour speed limit sign during weekend getaway with my husband and our two youngest kids. I wonder what inspires each of you? Write a ...

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