Total Results: 16

Carol Varsalona Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018

Wondering is the First Step in Learning

Have you ever stopped to professionally wonder? When you are in the wondering zone do you become passionate about novel ideas that stir your emotions? Do you step forward and allow curiosity empower you to take action? Since I am a professed ...

Jayla Solomon Jan 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018

The Power Of Air

So the power of air is very weird like air is what you breath air is what lets thing be able to fly

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 ...

Carol Varsalona Oct 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017


When we notice and wonder we see life more clearly, both professionally and personally. As a wonderologist/Wonder Lead Ambassador for Wonderopolis, I enjoy promoting wonder. What is Wonder and whom does it benefit WONDER IS A... Welcoming ...

Carol Varsalona Oct 7, 2017

Oct 7, 2017

Summer Fades Into Fall

"... and all at once, summer collapsed into fall." -Oscar Wilde September heralded autumn and prepared for a grand showing . All noted nature's bountiful brilliance at fall's season-changing time. Once zephyrs changed course, summer found its ...

Jennifer McDonough Oct 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016

The Power of Observational Walks for Writers

To be a writer, means to live with your senses wide open as you notice and explore the world around you. Less and less schools are becoming a place for this, and have become more about “what do you remember about what I taught you so you are ...

Delsia Malone Jul 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

Useful Teaching Tool

Happy summer everyone! Although I am an elementary principal and we work 12 months, I thoroughly enjoy my summer! I go, I learn, I do, I create. From household makeover projects to time with my husband and kids, to new ideas for school, I keep quite ...

Renee Cunningham Mar 17, 2016

Mar 17, 2016

Power in the Partnership

Do you have a work BFF? That person that you can say anything to, bounce ideas off of, even share workplace gossip (it happens everywhere). Beyond having a BFF, it is powerful to have a thinking partner; someone you can collaborate with, problem ...

Michelle Cooper Mar 17, 2016

Mar 17, 2016

The Power of Wonder

What have you wondered about today? What fills you with curiosity? What can you imagine creating? These are just a few questions that will help unlock your students’ passion for learning. Helping students find their passion is one of ...

Robyn Thiessen Mar 8, 2016

Mar 8, 2016

How an ice cream headache made me fall in love with Wonderopolis.

I loved to see that other Wonder Leads felt that becoming a Wonder Lead was a dream come true because I felt exactly the same way!! I have used Wonderopolis in my classroom for the past four years. Wondering, creating and building a culture of ...

Phillips Family Mar 19, 2014

Mar 19, 2014

WONDER WEDNESDAY - Asking and Answering W Questions

Happy Wonder Wednesday! One of the Common Core Standards we have worked on all year in second grade is:RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.This is a ...

Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Do words have power?

Several days ago I started reflecting again on the power of words. I even wrote that phrase on a post-it note on my desk. For a bedtime story one evening, Madalyn asked me to read The Lorax by Dr. Suess to her. When I sat down to read it to ...

Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Answering "How Will I Grade Research?"

I have been blogging about our research journey and the importance of choice and collaboration with all the students. Last week my students started to create their WIKI page for their wonder.  We are modeling again this year ...

Phillips Family Sep 16, 2012

Sep 16, 2012

The Importance of Commenting

In March I participated in the Slice of Life Challenge at Two Writing Teachers sponsored by Ruth Ayres and Stacey Shubitz.  During the challenge the comments that others would leave for me on my blog helped encourage me to continue writing. ...

Brasdis-Nixon Family Sep 14, 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Important Thoughts of a Second Grader

Allan came home today and shared his end of the year project with me: Important Thoughts of a Second Grader.  It's a compilation of poems and thoughts he's written throughout the year and I have to say, they are quite inspiring and funny.I asked ...

Edwards Family Sep 12, 2012

Sep 12, 2012

What would you think if you heard Opal, Andrew, Katrina, Hugo, Camille and Irene were coming to town?

What do you think of when you hear the word Hurricane?Do certain names pop to mind?Do pictures of water, flooding, and damage?What if nothing comes to mind when you hear that word if you have never really had any experiences with one?I great up in ...