Total Results: 18

Carol Varsalona Nov 1, 2017

Nov 1, 2017

Thoughts at the End of Halloween 2017

Halloween magic was evident in my neighborhood today. A parade of continuous costumed-characters made their way down the street from early afternoon to late at night. They came in packs of dozens being ushered along by parents and friends. From ...

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Kristie Ennis Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow?

When I recently moved from Kentucky, where I lived in a house and had my own gardening space, to a suburb of Chicago, I lamented not having a place to exercise my "green thumb." Inherited from my dad's family, I have always had great luck tending ...

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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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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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Delsia Malone Dec 9, 2016

Dec 9, 2016

Classroom Crockpot Hot Cocoa

RECIPE FOR COCOA: NEED TWO CROCKPOTS (LARGE) 6-8 OZ FOAM CUPS (ONE FOR EACH STUDENT AND TEACHER) -½ c dry cocoa powder -one 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk -1/8 teaspoon salt -7 1/2 cups water -2 teaspoons vanilla Directions: Measure ...

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Krissy Pierce Apr 11, 2016

Apr 11, 2016

Creating your own WONDER

It's so WONDERful to have a great excuse to bring this great resource into classrooms. Recently I had a teacher ask me to work with two above grade level 5th grade readers. These students are always ahead of the game, and the teacher never has time ...

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Edwards Family Oct 6, 2013

Oct 6, 2013

What color apple do you see?

For me being a connected educator means more than just being in and participating in online communities ...I think it is about being connected ...Creating, having, and/or exploring those connections no matter where and how they may occur ...Online ...

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Caplin Family Jun 27, 2013

Jun 27, 2013

Growing Over the Summer with Virtual PD

I have been out of school for officially two weeks today.  As I look at the calendar and realize July is creeping around the corner, it is time for me to slowly begin to think about next school year.  Just baby steps that will begin my thinking. I ...

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Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Sixty-five and Camouflage?

Sixty-five was the answer Madalyn gave me when I read the title of yesterday's Wonderopolis Wonder of the day: How many blocks make an igloo?My response of "What?" was probably not the best response I have ever given.When I asked a follow-up ...

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Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Ever wonder about the name of a town?

Have you ever left a comment on Wonderopolis or another website?Has someone responded to you?Although this is not true for Wonderopolis, at times I find the comments after an online article more interesting than the article itself ...I think it is ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Social Studies Wednesday

 Every year,  Sarah and I teach the following Social Studies indicator for 5th grade students in Ohio.  The students need to be able to describe the experiences of African Americans under the institution of slavery.  Through past years of ...

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Brasdis-Nixon Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

A Green Thumb...and Then Some!

In our area, there are nearly half a million tax preparation businesses, with each of them employing at least one Statue of Liberty and/or one Uncle Sam as advertisement.  On an average day, I pass anywhere from ten to fifteen of these iconic ...

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Brasdis-Nixon Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

The Multi-Genre Project

Up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea what this was.  I went to an in-service that taught me not only what it was, but how easy and beneficial it is to implement into lessons.First, let's delve into what it is.  The definition of a multi-genre ...

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Brasdis-Nixon Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Parent University

This past weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity of presenting Wonderopolis to the family members of Norfolk Public Schools.  It was exciting to see so many parents attend the workshops and show interest in their child's education.The keynote ...

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Edwards Family Dec 2, 2012

Dec 2, 2012

Upside Down for Learning?

Today my daughter and I went to lunch with my parents. I was telling my dad about a challenge I posted on my blog which involves changing perspectives and one of the ideas was to find a line drawing to copy and to turn it upside down before ...

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Fines Family Sep 16, 2012

Sep 16, 2012

Bug Creations

Greetings Wonder Friends!It's amazing how much more you notice bugs and insects around you when its Creepy Crawling Critters Week.Today we tapped into our creative side with some bug-inspired arts & crafts. There are a ton of ideas you can find ...

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