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Laura McShane Jul 16, 2020

Jul 16, 2020

Designing Our Future

See the trees and the grasses in this photo? This is not a natural landscape. It was designed by a landscape architect to help save 60+ year old English Oaks in a city park that underwent a massive reconstruction project in Cleveland, Ohio. It ...

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NCFL Apr 27, 2020

Apr 27, 2020

Nominations now being accepted for 2020 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year

Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. —Henry Brooks Adams We are all impacted by teachers. From our early years to adolescence and beyond, the teachers in our lives guided and shaped us, offering us the tools we ...

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Laura McShane Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019

Blast into Reading!

To commemorate NASA's 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and in celebration of National Literacy Month, McDonalds' has partnered with Reading Is Fundamental, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Peanuts Worldwide to share ...

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Laura McShane Jul 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019

FISH everywhere

Britta Teckentraup's FISH everywhere arrived at the library today!! This magnificent picture book is justification for the preservation of picture books in libraries and as collectible art.Teckentraup was born in Germany and trained in drawing in ...

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Carol Varsalona Jul 5, 2019

Jul 5, 2019

Summer Creative Challenge

Summertime is a joyful time of year to explore, play in the sun, relax, and recharge. One way to do so is to enjoy the pleasures of reading and writing while sipping lemonade, digging your toes in the sand, or enjoying your summer day by the pool, ...

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Laura McShane May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019

A More Perfect Union

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but the true origin of the holiday has been obscured : The holiday was not always called Memorial Day. When it got its start just after the Civil War, it was originally known as Decoration Day. ...

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Kristie Ennis Feb 26, 2019

Feb 26, 2019

Sparking Wonder in Adulthood

As we grow older, our sense of wonder tends to move to the back burner. Adulting is hard, y'all! That doesn't mean wonder disappears; it just means that we have to consciously work to give ourselves space and time to spark that wonder. From wonder ...

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Laura McShane Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019

Picturing America

I first became aware of the National Center for Families Learning and Wonderopolis as part of a suite of FREE Open Educational Resources - searchable through the Verizon Thinkfinity platform. Also included in this suite of resources was the ...

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NCFL Feb 1, 2019

Feb 1, 2019

Call for Proposals now open for 2019 Families Learning Conference

Planning is underway for the 2019 Families Learning Conference, held Monday, November 4 to Wednesday, November 6! This year’s Conference will bring an extra dose of excitement for attendees as the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) will ...

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Carol Varsalona Jan 12, 2019

Jan 12, 2019

National Milk Day

White, fluffy snow came down in buckets when I was little. The entire backyard was covered in drifts that prevented the local milk truck from delivering the milk but that did not prevent me from running for the back door of the house on snow days. ...

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Kristie Ennis Dec 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018

Sustaining Wonder into 2019

Always looking for ways to incorporate wonder into my professional and personal improvement, I recently found a workshop offering called "Sustaining Wonder: The Art of Narrative." In this Hugo House class, Carolyne Wright plans to share techniques ...

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Laura McShane Nov 21, 2018

Nov 21, 2018

Mother of Invention

The proverb goes: "Necessity is the mother of invention." Here's our plan to keep kids' little hands busy over the long holiday breaks: Our wreath workshop elves will cut out leaves from the hundreds of paper bags we have stockpiled from an after ...

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Christie Wyman Oct 30, 2018

Oct 30, 2018

Biomimicry STEM Challenge

Looking for a fun STEM challenge with a twist for your class or school community? Look no further than biomimicry! What's biomimicry? It's solutions to everyday problems that are inspired by the wonders of nature. Curious? Check out Wonderopolis ...

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Kristie Ennis Oct 15, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

Using Questions to Invite Wonder & Empathy into School

“This book is for teachers who want something better for their students and who believe in each child’s capacity for deep and creative thinking” (3). Having waited for Think Like Socrates for over a month, I am thrilled to review it for The ...

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Amy Rudd Oct 14, 2018

Oct 14, 2018

Using Wonderopolis to Inspire Poetry Writing

A few years ago, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at the Poem Farm inspired me to write poems about the Wonder of the Day from Wonderopolis. She called it, "Wallow in Wonder". During National Poetry Month, I am always inspired to write a poem or two but ...

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Carol Varsalona Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018

What's The Art of Summering?

My concept of summering started many years ago as a young girl. I grew to love the summer season that always allowed me to relax, reflect, and re-energize. Back then during the long days of summer, neighborhood children played stone teacher on ...

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