Total Results: 27

Michelle Cooper Sep 26, 2017

Sep 26, 2017

Keep your students WONDERing with Buncee & Wonderopolis

Remember when students asked five hundred questions a day? Children start out their academic careers insatiably curious. They wonder how grass smells, how far away is the sun, and are giants real? Sometimes, it is hard to keep up with all those ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 16, 2017

Sep 16, 2017

Make Your Mark on International Dot Day 2017

It's International Dot Day 2017, "a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration". Dots are filling Twitter like confetti from the sky. 10,007,526 people are celebrating in 169 countries around the world. Thanks to author, ...

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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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Kristie Ennis Aug 7, 2017

Aug 7, 2017

Urban Gardening Update

Last month, I shared my experience in planting a small garden in my new, much smaller living space. I have had more success than not, although I will say that I lost two of my cucumber plants to the maintenance crew (wacky weed-eaters!) and one ...

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Kristie Ennis Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow?

When I recently moved from Kentucky, where I lived in a house and had my own gardening space, to a suburb of Chicago, I lamented not having a place to exercise my "green thumb." Inherited from my dad's family, I have always had great luck tending ...

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Carol Varsalona May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

Wonder Bundle #4: Strange Dreams

After a night of frustrating technology glitches, I wrote a post, Whoosh!, and decided to engage in a deep breathing technique to fall asleep. Little did I know that sleep was at least an hour away. Despite the breathing and trying to quiet down my ...

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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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