Total Results: 13

Susan Hellard Nov 7, 2017

Nov 7, 2017

Wonderopolis: An Unexpected Community Builder

Is this the time of year that we all feel bogged down and busy, or is that another time of year? I simply cannot remember! However, I have made a conscious decision to not let all the noise and outside negativity get to me. I have to keep my focus ...

Lisa Silmser Oct 4, 2017

Oct 4, 2017

Birthday Controversies

My school district has a Wellness Policy that strongly encourages the teachers to enforce restrictions on classroom treats and candy. The intention is a good one for the overall health of ours students. The unintended consequence however, has been a ...

Carol Varsalona Sep 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Engaging Families and Communities in Student Learning

Stress and harmonic imbalance at home can decrease student's ability to enjoy school and perform to the best of their abilities. So what can we, as educators do? -Laura Hill, moderator of #whatisschool Please join #whatisschool on September 21, ...

Lisa Silmser Aug 5, 2017

Aug 5, 2017

A Foundation of Community

I've been doing some research this summer on how important it is to build community in a classroom and in a school. When people feel like they belong and have connections to others in a group they are more productive, healthier and have a greater ...

Laura McShane Apr 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017

Community Helpers - Ayudantes de mi comunidad

Cleveland Public Library and the Greater Cleveland Safety Council will host information tables at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - the objective will be to help families identify safety resources in their community. Our ...

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 ...

Kim Martin Jun 5, 2016

Jun 5, 2016

Revisiting the Wonder

I’ve been an inclusive technology specialist and digital technology consultant for several years and this year I’ve decided to return to the classroom part time. Whilst you may think teaching would be like riding a bike and I’d slip right back ...

Jim DeSantis Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016

Cleaning Our Community

April 22nd is Earth Day we planned a cleanup of the local area around our school. Tied with this students read about Earth Day here on Wonderopolis before heading out. We discussed some ways that could help improve our community, such as reducing, ...

Phillips Family Feb 17, 2013

Feb 17, 2013

Building Classroom Community Through Random Acts of Kindness

During the winter break, I read Bullying Hurts Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations by Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth.  It made me reflect and think about how much I wanted to start January working on rebuilding our ...

Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

You Are Never to Old to Wonder or Visit the Zoo!

As I mentioned in my Flame Run post, our family had an amazing weekend in Louisville as we walked around the Louisville Zoo. As we entered the zoo, each family was given a wonder card that we had to find the answer.  Here is our card to the ...

Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Cracking Open Words - Revision Strategy

 We have just completed our first revision strategy of the year.  A few years ago I read Georgia Heard's book:  The Revision Toolbox.  For so many of my students I needed to shift their thinking about revision.  For many students they ...

Fines Family Dec 12, 2012

Dec 12, 2012

"Can I Visit Wonderopolis?"

My class loves our Wonderopolis-time. Now that we've logged several visits to Wonderopolis since the beginning of the school year, the kids have a little bit of background knowledge (or an archived memory) of some of the wonders we've learned about. ...

Phillips Family Sep 15, 2012

Sep 15, 2012

Camp What-a-Wonder: A Visit to Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

Have you ever heard of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams?  If you haven't, you probably will be sometime soon.  According to U.S. News Travel, Jeni's is America's number one best ice cream.  Recently we were luckily to tour Jeni's ice cream ...