Total Results: 34

Krissy Pierce May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Maker Mini Series: Perler Beads

I LOVED Perler Beads as a kid. They were calming yet fun, meticulous yet creative. The fine motor skills required to place each peg drew me in, and the smell of burning plastic kept me interested. Time after time I created, and each time my ...

Matthew Arend May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

Camp Wonderopolis Comes to #SiglerNation

Summer is just around the corner and after a year of exploring, learning and creating, students must continue to be exposed to these experiences. Knowing the role parents play in bringing wonder into their homes, last night we hosted our first ...

Delsia Malone Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017

Uniquely Us

I always find it amazing how my actions lead to wonders. As I created this art piece for my husband, I could not help wondering about our fingerprints. So many wonders came into my mind. Why are they different on every person? Why are the prints on ...

Carol Varsalona Aug 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017

Family Fun: Capture Summer Digitally

Summertime is a favorite season to enjoy outdoor life with your family. Whether it is a vacation or just time together, families have made outdoor entertainment a favorite pastime for centuries. Above: Photo card of children for a stereopticon ...

Carol Varsalona May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Wonder Bundle #3: Uninspired?

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr. Have you ever felt uninspired? Is your creativity on slow drive? Are you frustrated by these feelings when you try to write? Is writer's ...

Renee Cunningham Nov 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

The Wonder of the Holidays

There is something magical that happens this time of year...the pace of life seems to slow, people are friendlier, families and friends put aside differences, and festive music is playing everywhere you go. Part of the magic is a sense of WONDER. ...

Delsia Malone Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

Honoring the Fallen

Have you ever passed something on the highway and wanted to stop to investigate it? Have you ever come across something that made you wonder about its existence? During a road trip from Ohio to Alabama, my husband and I noticed a sign. All I could ...

Lisa Silmser Sep 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016

A Cyber Challenge to Fight Summer Slide

Last June, with just seven days left in the school year, my 5th grade colleague and I decided to do an experiment. We wondered what would happen if we offered our incoming 4th grade students a chance to get a jump-start on 5th grade over the summer. ...

Carol Varsalona Sep 4, 2016

Sep 4, 2016

Telling Our Stories Digitally

Telling our stories through photographs is a practice that has been ongoing since the camera became a prized possession. What is interesting is that there is an element of "play" surrounding story now.Creating a story, such as the last hurrah of ...

NCFL Aug 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

Louisville library taps into the spirit of the Olympics to finish Camp Wonderopolis®

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 ...

Renee Cunningham Apr 10, 2016

Apr 10, 2016

What does it really mean to wonder?

Close your eyes. Put on your thinking cap. Think for a moment...what is something you have always wondered about? Don’t say your answer out loud, just think. Something you have always been curious about, always had a question about, always ...

Edwards Family Apr 12, 2013

Apr 12, 2013

Telling Stories ...

 The first day I looked at Wonderopolis, there was great information about the Wright Brothers and the First Flight. I was immediately hooked!Being a former 4th grade teacher, that was one of my favorite things to teach in North Carolina ...

Caplin Family Mar 21, 2013

Mar 21, 2013

WONDERing All Rolled into One

There have been several occasions when I have overhead this conversation at school.  "I am out of time I don't know how I am going to fit it all in?" Typically with exasperation as well as a sense of panic as the state tests are rolling around for ...

Sarah Nicols Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012


Living in Los Angeles, we are surrounded by cinematic culture. Movie theaters, movie studios, movie stars…everything that seems to  keep this industry going is located within a 10 mile radius of our apartment! One of the most iconic Hollywood ...

Fines Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

"Two-wheeler Biker Kid"

Yesterday was a big day for the Fines-household. Maron dissed his training wheels and went solo on two.  For the past two weeks he's been requesting that his training wheels come off. We finally went for it.We suspected he'd do pretty well but ...

Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Smells Can Cause Wonders ...

Do you ever wonder why libraries have that smell?You know what smell we are talking about  . . .POPSCI tells you the reason for that smell ...The musty smell is most likely cellulose decay. Since the mid-19th century, when papermakers began using ...