Total Results: 167

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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Kristie Ennis Jun 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

Take Time to Wonder

Having just relocated to a new city five hours from my home of 34 years, I felt the wanderlust tugging at me when I packed up my car to drive away from the past, into a new, uncertain future. I have committed to recording at least one thought while ...

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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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Carol Varsalona May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

Wonder Bundle #4: Strange Dreams

After a night of frustrating technology glitches, I wrote a post, Whoosh!, and decided to engage in a deep breathing technique to fall asleep. Little did I know that sleep was at least an hour away. Despite the breathing and trying to quiet down my ...

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Delsia Malone May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

My Personal Summer Professional Development Choices

I anxiously await my summer reading time. Each year, I accumulate, read and share information from books that I read. I love to wonder what others will read and I wonder if they have favorite authors that they read each summer. I find it so ...

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Delsia Malone May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

Memorial Day 2017: My Personal Reflection

“Freedom is never free.” These words were engrained into my five-year-old mind by my dad. Most conversations that we have now, will always turn toward talks about the state of our nation, service, and his views on how these “21st century ...

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Laura McShane May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

Mind's Eye

I challenged our story time kids to remember ten items from the magic memory box. The preschoolers remembered eight out of ten and the grade school kids remembered seven out of ten items. We recited the poem "Keys to the Kingdom" and I ...

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Kristie Ennis May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Switching Gears: An End of the Year Reflection

As my 11th full year in public education comes to a close, I find myself on the precipice of a new beginning. I am moving to a new state, resigning from my current position, and seeking a new start. This is terrifying, exciting, and crazy all at ...

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Carol Varsalona May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Wonder Bundle #3: Uninspired?

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr. Have you ever felt uninspired? Is your creativity on slow drive? Are you frustrated by these feelings when you try to write? Is writer's ...

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Delsia Malone May 13, 2017

May 13, 2017

Happy Limerick Day

Have you ever wondered where limericks began? Wonder #221 explains limericks, so be sure to feed your curiosity and read this Wonder. May 12 is Limerick Day is in honor of Edward Lear. Curious about limericks, it was a clear choice for eye me to ...

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Carol Varsalona May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Choice Leads to Voice: Wonder Bundle #2

On Twitter, there have been many thoughts exchanged by educators on the topic of choice. It is often found in student-centered classrooms where there is a culture of trust. In these havens of learning, learners are provided opportunities to choose ...

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Laura McShane May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

Mother's Day BLOOMS

Every year we put together a Mother's Day program for our preschool classes. It is always a wistful process, choosing books and a craft to share with the little "flowers" that come to our library. Flowers are symbolic, but do kids understand why ...

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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 ...

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Carol Varsalona Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017

Wonder Bundle #1: How Can You Make Earth a Better Place?

URGENT MESSAGE:As residents of the earth, we need to take on the role of stewards, keep watch over the bountiful creation provided us, and teach students about the challenges of climate change and other local environmental concerns. Adults can model ...

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Carol Varsalona Apr 15, 2017

Apr 15, 2017

Creativity and Wonder

Creativity and wonder move in accordance from season to season. While winter has transitioned into springtime, I continue to write daily to spark the imagination. I spend worthwhile time noticing and wondering about my surroundings. Perhaps, you do ...

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Delsia Malone Apr 2, 2017

Apr 2, 2017

Wondrous Lesson Planning

This month, I had the great opportunity to work with my best friend (since fifth grade), Mrs. LaMecha James, Mathematics Specialist, on a lesson including Wonderopolis and mathematics. It was a truly a lesson for me how seamlessly she thinks of ...

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