Total Results: 58

Carol Varsalona Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017

Thoughts on the First Snow

As Long Island changed from late autumn to a winter-like scene and back to autumn this past weekend, I turned to Wonderopolis to continue wondering about snow. Wonder of the Day, #1141, provided information on Where Does the Snow Go When It Melts. ...

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Kristie Ennis Nov 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017

Create Wonder-full Presentations with Buncee!

After meeting Francesca A. in the #txlchat, I had the opportunity to walk through the uses of the amazing presentation tool called Buncee. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should! Students, teachers, and everyone else can use this tool to make ...

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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 Oct 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Differentiation Doesn't Have to Mean "Extra"

This week's Book Fort is all about differentiation because let's be honest, it is an educational buzz word that not many of us really know what to do with. Doubet and Hockett do a fabulous job in their book, Differentiation in Middle and High School ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 2, 2017

Oct 2, 2017

New Role in Education

As a kid, I often heard my parents say hard work pays off. I would hear their words again throughout my life but especially remember those words at my high school graduation, again at college graduation and my first post college career assignment. ...

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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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