Total Results: 57

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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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 ...

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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 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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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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Delsia Malone Nov 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016

The Tuskegee Airmen Trail

Have you ever passed a sign on the highway and it made you wonder? Did you ever stop or turn around to get a second look? Have you ever come across something that led you to wonder about another subject or person, place or thing? During a trip from ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

Honoring the Fallen

Have you ever passed something on the highway and wanted to stop to investigate it? Have you ever come across something that made you wonder about its existence? During a road trip from Ohio to Alabama, my husband and I noticed a sign. All I could ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 3, 2016

Oct 3, 2016

John Glenn’s Landing

Recently during a vacation to Grand Turk, a British West Indie Island, my husband Steve and I had the pleasure of visiting the area when USA Astronaut John Glenn reportedly landed after his return to planet Earth from the first trip to the moon. As ...

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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. ...

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Jennifer Rubin Sep 11, 2016

Sep 11, 2016

Wonder Wall- Fast and Easy!

Just put up my Wonder Wall for the year. It all started with a journal topic last week that asked them to Make a List of Things You Want to Know More About. The discussion that followed blew me away! Why do wars start? Why do ladybugs have spots? ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 4, 2016

Sep 4, 2016

Telling Our Stories Digitally

Telling our stories through photographs is a practice that has been ongoing since the camera became a prized possession. What is interesting is that there is an element of "play" surrounding story now.Creating a story, such as the last hurrah of ...

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Delsia Malone Sep 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

Is It Ever Too Late to Learn a Foreign Language?

Have you ever thought of learning a foreign language? Do you know anyone who speaks a second or third language? Based on personal experience, it is never too late to learn a different language. I’ve always said babies come into the world hearing ...

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NCFL Aug 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

Louisville library taps into the spirit of the Olympics to finish Camp Wonderopolis®

Six libraries across the nation were awarded $1,500 grants, NCFL training, and Youth and Family Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming this summer, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker ...

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Kristie Ennis Aug 23, 2016

Aug 23, 2016

Wonder Wall is Underway!

The 9th grade Wonder Wall is up and running at one of the schools I serve. I sent out a half sheet that looks like this:This got the thinking rolling and the first students to send them back were 10th graders. I got everything you can imagine from ...

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Renee Cunningham Aug 8, 2016

Aug 8, 2016

The Silent Wonder

My son Will is special; he has special needs. He is on the Autism Spectrum and struggles with speech. Often when I watch him I can see the gears in his head turning, but he can’t figure out how to get the words out to say what is in his brain. ...

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Jennifer McDonough Jun 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016

A Place for Wonder: Creating Wonder Walls

We all know that feeling when we are knee deep in a lesson, most everyone is engaged and you call on that one student whose hand is eagerly raised and has a question that has nothing to do with the concept being discussed at that time. Ugh. It is ...

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