Total Results: 11

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 ...

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 ...

Lisa Silmser Sep 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016

A Cyber Challenge to Fight Summer Slide

Last June, with just seven days left in the school year, my 5th grade colleague and I decided to do an experiment. We wondered what would happen if we offered our incoming 4th grade students a chance to get a jump-start on 5th grade over the summer. ...

Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

What kind of shoes would a mosquito wear?

So here we are for Creepy Crawling Critter Week at Camp What-A-Wonder!Creepy Crawling Critters are not really our thing ...But the mosquitoes really like Madalyn ....They eat her up!I am not too sure that we really like them though ....Earlier this ...

Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Thinking in Wonder

[caption id="attachment_12505" align="alignnone" width="180"] In the middle of beach.[/caption]Ever since I joined the NCFL team, I think in wonder.  I am pleased to say that I do notice life differently. My family might say that I notice some ...

Fines Family Sep 17, 2012

Sep 17, 2012

Creepy Crawling Critters

Greetings Wonder Friends. My next few blog posts will be dedicated to Wonderopolis Camp What-A-Wonder. I'm also excited to be a camp counselor for Creepy Crawling Critters Week. We're hoping to serve up some bugs and insects that will make your skin ...

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 ...

Phillips Family Sep 15, 2012

Sep 15, 2012

Books for Camp What-a-Wonder - Creepy Crawling Critters

This week's theme for Wonderopolis' Camp What-A-Wonder, is Creepy Crawling Critters, a.k.a bugs.  My fellow Wonder Lead, Jon Fines is the virtual camp counselor for this week's activities and events.  He has shared some wonderful posts on his ...

Phillips Family Sep 14, 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Wondering Through the Zoo

Today we took advantage of a cloudy, cool summer day and visited The Cincinnati Zoo.  We've been to the zoo many times over the years, but haven't spent as much time wondering as we did today.  Before going on any family or school zoo trip, I ...

Phillips Family Sep 13, 2012

Sep 13, 2012

Wonders to Use Throughout the Year

On Friday, I was talking with a colleague who is planning on using Wonderopolis in her classroom on a daily basis for the first time this year.  I was sharing some Wonders with her that I thought would be useful to use during the school year.  I ...

Fines Family Jul 26, 2012

Jul 26, 2012

Camp What-a-Wonder™ Expert - Zach Slavin

Greetings Wonder Friends!This week we've been celebrating the WONDERful world of Creepy Crawling Critters at Wonderopolis Camp What-a-Wonder.  We've had some bug-filled adventures keeping us busy.We also have the pleasure of having Zach Slavin as ...