Total Results: 64

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NCFL Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Kentucky families enjoy a farm-to-fork meal during Camp Wonderopolis®

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 Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Wonder, Wonder, Everywhere!

I have traveled extensively this summer as I have been facilitating training for teachers all over the country and everywhere I go, no matter how far, I see opportunities for wonder. I see books that feature wonder in the title. I am invited to ...

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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 ...

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Carol Varsalona Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017

Great American Eclipse - Wonder Bundle #5

It's just minutes away from an amazing natural phenomenon-a celestial happening and I am excited to be immersed in the experience. Newspaper headlines, morning talk shows, live streaming newscasts, and articles on the eclipse are circulating today. ...

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Christi Coplin Aug 7, 2017

Aug 7, 2017

What I did this summer part 1.

It is summer time. The very much needed vacation period for all teachers. graduation was on May 25. I shall miss the class of 2017 terribly they all were freshmen the year that I started teaching high school. My online class that I took in the ...

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Delsia Malone Aug 5, 2017

Aug 5, 2017

Who Loves the Beach?

This year my husband and I traveled to Mexico Beach, Florida. It is July. It’s hot. It’s very, very hot. As we drove, I could not help but wonder: Why do we love the beach? We do not need a tan. I hate being sweaty. I shy away from the sun. Why ...

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Christie Wyman Jul 31, 2017

Jul 31, 2017

The best teacher gift ever

Note: Originally posted in June 27, 2017 as part of the Slice of Life Challenge. Sometimes the best gifts come in very small packages. Click here to learn about my favorite teacher gift of all time.

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Laura McShane Jul 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017

Math Happy

From the time we are children we learn to play with basic shapes to form compositions that please us. So, is there a mathematical formula for perfect happiness? To represent our world, we work with the elements of design : color, line, shape, ...

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Delsia Malone Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

On the Trail

Celebrating National Trails Day on June 3, 2017 was a day I had looked forward to for weeks! First learning about the day via Twitter and via an email from National Center for Families Learning’s #FamilyTrails, I saved the date and hubby and I ...

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Laura McShane Jun 5, 2017

Jun 5, 2017

Roly-Polies -Exploring Backyard Wildlife

After a rainy weekend, I almost stepped on a family of pill bugs in my backyard. I must look like a horrible giant predator to these poor little guys. What do I know about them? I know that they go by many names: roly-polies, potato bugs, pill ...

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