Total Results: 53

Susan Hellard Sep 24, 2017

Sep 24, 2017

Overnight Environmental Camp: Take it or leave it?

We just returned from our biggest field trip of the year. Our 5th grade overnight environmental 4H trip. This trip never seems to go as planned, I must complete most of this paperwork over the summer because it requires our Board of Education's ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 16, 2017

Sep 16, 2017

Make Your Mark on International Dot Day 2017

It's International Dot Day 2017, "a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration". Dots are filling Twitter like confetti from the sky. 10,007,526 people are celebrating in 169 countries around the world. Thanks to author, ...

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Krissy Pierce Sep 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

Passion Project Ignites!

As part of an opportunity provided to Wonder Ambassadors last year, I sent out Wonder Boxes to multiple classrooms in the area. My goal was to provide inquiry-based experiences for students, while developing awareness and excitement about ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017

9/11 and 9-1-1

Sixteen years have gone by but there is still a sadness as the the fallen heroes of 911 are remembered around the world today. It is September 11th, Patriot Day. To honor the stories of 9/11 that started as an ordinary day in, Twitter created ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

Student-Inspired Poetry Creations

Are you delighted by the feel of sand between your toes, the smell of salt air, and the warmth of a summer day? I am and wanted to share the experience with my grandbaby while in Cape May this summer. I filled a pail of sand so my granddaughter ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 6, 2017

Sep 6, 2017

End-of-Summer Thoughts

It is now two days after Labor Day. Summer life changes to back-to-school life for educators and children. The temperature also changes to more fall-like days but there are still a couple of more weeks to enjoy the summer season. I plan to do so in ...

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NCFL Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Families learn about design and alternative energy with “Land Yachts” at the Covina Public Library

This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities ...

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NCFL Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Maker activities spark wonder at Texas elementary school

This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities ...

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Carol Varsalona Aug 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017

Family Fun: Capture Summer Digitally

Summertime is a favorite season to enjoy outdoor life with your family. Whether it is a vacation or just time together, families have made outdoor entertainment a favorite pastime for centuries. Above: Photo card of children for a stereopticon ...

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Carol Varsalona Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017

Great American Eclipse - Wonder Bundle #5

It's just minutes away from an amazing natural phenomenon-a celestial happening and I am excited to be immersed in the experience. Newspaper headlines, morning talk shows, live streaming newscasts, and articles on the eclipse are circulating today. ...

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Delsia Malone Aug 9, 2017

Aug 9, 2017

Picture Book Recommendations

This year I was compelled to share picture books on the themes of individualism, self esteem, and kindness. I also located accompanying wonders on Wonderopolis. Happy reading! Cheer Up by Michael Gordon -Simple rhymes tell of a little boy learning ...

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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 ...

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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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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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