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Matthew Arend Mar 3, 2018

Mar 3, 2018

Principals Need Wonder Too!

When is the last time you encouraged your principal to #wonder? This past week I was challenged to wonder by two different staff members and I could not be more grateful. My first wonder challenged me to explore the world of the stock market. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Carol Varsalona Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018

Wondering is the First Step in Learning

Have you ever stopped to professionally wonder? When you are in the wondering zone do you become passionate about novel ideas that stir your emotions? Do you step forward and allow curiosity empower you to take action? Since I am a professed ...

NCFL Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Deadline approaching for 2018 Families Learning Conference session proposals

alling family engagement practitioners, educators, librarians, community stakeholders, and others who work to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families: NCFL invites you to share your best practices and effective strategies for ...

Kristie Ennis Jan 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018

Ed Tech can Ease the Stress

Sometimes, Educational Technology can be so overwhelming; there is so much out there that it is easy to feel that you'll never keep up. There are always shiny, new tools available for classroom and personal use that grab our attention and the ...

Delsia Malone Dec 26, 2017

Dec 26, 2017

It's Snowing in the Classroom

Ever wondered how to get snow inside the classroom for the students without it melting? Be sure to look at wonder #1141 with the children to find out what happens to melted snow. Well here is a great recipe to create snow. Add it to the sensory ...

Kristie Ennis Dec 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Camp Wonderopolis Goes on the Road

This morning, I have had some time to reflect on the amazing opportunity I had last week to take Camp Wonderopolis on the road. Principal Matt Arend, now a fellow Wonder Lead Ambassador, invited me to come work with the Sigler Elementary School 5th ...

Carol Varsalona Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017

Thoughts on the First Snow

As Long Island changed from late autumn to a winter-like scene and back to autumn this past weekend, I turned to Wonderopolis to continue wondering about snow. Wonder of the Day, #1141, provided information on Where Does the Snow Go When It Melts. ...

Carol Varsalona Nov 1, 2017

Nov 1, 2017

Thoughts at the End of Halloween 2017

Halloween magic was evident in my neighborhood today. A parade of continuous costumed-characters made their way down the street from early afternoon to late at night. They came in packs of dozens being ushered along by parents and friends. From ...

Carol Varsalona Oct 7, 2017

Oct 7, 2017

Summer Fades Into Fall

"... and all at once, summer collapsed into fall." -Oscar Wilde September heralded autumn and prepared for a grand showing . All noted nature's bountiful brilliance at fall's season-changing time. Once zephyrs changed course, summer found its ...

Christie Wyman Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

My Teacher Is A Poet!

During the first six weeks of school every year, classrooms all over the world work hard to build a sense of community. In elementary schools we do this by playing name games, turning and talking with a partner, and sharing similarities and ...

Laura McShane Sep 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Teachable Moments

Cleveland Artist Debra Sue Solecki is a mom and an elementary school teacher. And, wonder of wonders, she works magic with ordinary sidewalk chalk (and chalk paint). Her impressive anamorphic drawing of frogs (shown above) won my highest marks of ...

Kristie Ennis Sep 18, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

Wonder on the Drive

As I was driving back to the Chicago area from Dublin, OH, which will become my new home in about one month, I was reminded that wonder is everywhere, even in the car when you are exhausted and restless. The wind farm in Northern Indiana captured ...

Carol Varsalona Sep 6, 2017

Sep 6, 2017

End-of-Summer Thoughts

It is now two days after Labor Day. Summer life changes to back-to-school life for educators and children. The temperature also changes to more fall-like days but there are still a couple of more weeks to enjoy the summer season. I plan to do so in ...

NCFL Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Families learn about design and alternative energy with “Land Yachts” at the Covina Public Library

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 ...