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Kristie Ennis May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

Wonder Abounds in Springtime

This weekend, I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. It was an overcast, but warm day and the springtime blooms did not disappoint. There is never a shortage of wonder in this beautiful place, whose ...

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Christie Wyman May 19, 2018

May 19, 2018

The Wonders of Science

During the month of April, National Poetry Month, I participated in poet/author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's "1 Subject 30 Ways" challenge. Her challenge was also a bit of an informal book study and master class, as she used her fall 2017 release Poems ...

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Laura McShane May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Summer Reading Clubs

It's that heady time of year as the weather warms up and teachers are antsy for the school year to end. It is also that time of year, when public librarians feel an overwhelming sense of inferiority as we are tasked to keep students from falling ...

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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 ...

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Krissy Pierce May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018

What is a MakerSpace? Mini Maker Series

As a Wonder ambassador, we are blessed to receive funding to support our professional work. For my first round of funding, I chose to spread Wonder by creating Wonder boxes to send to colleagues in various area schools. This year, I shifted my focus ...

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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 ...

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Kristie Ennis Apr 30, 2018

Apr 30, 2018

Wonder School

As this school year comes to a close and Camp Wonderopolis 2018 is on the horizon, I cannot help but think about how Wonder-Full it would be to re-imagine education altogether. Sir Ken Robinson reminds us that we should move away from the ...

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NCFL Apr 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018

Making your case to attend the 2018 Families Learning Conference

By now you’ve heard who’s keynoting the General Sessions. You’ve seen a preview of the concurrent sessions and presenters already confirmed. And your colleagues have told you just how great their experience was at the 2017 Families Learning ...

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Christie Wyman Apr 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Acrostic Expression

Acrostics are a fun poetic challenge. A bit like a puzzle! Choose a topic -- word or short phrase -- and write it vertically. Next to each letter, write a word, phrase, or complete sentence about the chosen topic beginning with that letter. It might ...

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Carol Varsalona Apr 15, 2018

Apr 15, 2018

Just One of Those Weeks

Have you ever experienced problems with your computer? You probably know the kind I am talking about, the ones that make you so FRUSTRATED? Well this week brought me a slew of technology problems. I turned to Wonderopolis to find a wonder of the ...

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Christie Wyman Apr 15, 2018

Apr 15, 2018

Beware! Take care!

Happy National Poetry Month! This month I am tagging along with poet/author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater during what has become her annual NPM Project. You can click here to learn more about this straight from Amy! This year she is writing and sharing a ...

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Renee Cunningham Apr 14, 2018

Apr 14, 2018

What if kids ask the questions?

Anyone who has spent time around a three year old has become weary of the question, “Why?”. At this age kids are so naturally curious, and are left questioning and wondering about everything they encounter. So, why not extend this to learning ...

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Renee Cunningham Mar 29, 2018

Mar 29, 2018

Celebrate Everyday!

Have you ever noticed the buzz of excitement that exists on “special” days at school? Hat day...PJ day...backwards day...Science Fair day. Any day there is something to celebrate seems to bring an excitement to the air and more enthusiasm for ...

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Kristie Ennis Mar 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Combating the Spring Slide with Wonder

Feeling the apathy oozing from your students? It is that time of year, friends, the Spring Slide, when the weather is starting to warm up (well, unless you live in Ohio like me), the hormones are raging, and the countdown until the last day of ...

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Carol Varsalona Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Fun

In my village of Rockville Centre, St. Patrick's Day brings out the best in everyone, whether you are Irish or not. Sharing the love of St. Patrick's Day has always been a festive way to enjoy life. From early elementary grades, I learned the Irish ...

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Delsia Malone Mar 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018

Finding Fitness

Ever wonder why 10,000 steps should be taken each day? Every wonder how on earth to monitor or count 10,000 steps each day? I recently had a conversation with a colleague about steps per day. As I monitored my Fitbit, I was asked to explain why I ...

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