Total Results: 42

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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Lisa Silmser Oct 4, 2017

Oct 4, 2017

Birthday Controversies

My school district has a Wellness Policy that strongly encourages the teachers to enforce restrictions on classroom treats and candy. The intention is a good one for the overall health of ours students. The unintended consequence however, has been a ...

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Robyn Thiessen Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Wonders of Teaching

As I begin another school year I am rought with insecurities and questions about what I am doing in my classroom. Am I doing enough? Am I learning enough? Am I reading enough? Has my practise evolved enough to give these little learners what they ...

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Jennifer Rubin Sep 10, 2017

Sep 10, 2017

New Year - New Wonderers!

We are 3 weeks into the new school year now and I couldn't wait to show them Wonderopolis! We have Wonder Wednesdays each week in my class where students are given time to let their imagination go. Our first stop was, of course, Wonderopolis. ...

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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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Kristie Ennis Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow?

When I recently moved from Kentucky, where I lived in a house and had my own gardening space, to a suburb of Chicago, I lamented not having a place to exercise my "green thumb." Inherited from my dad's family, I have always had great luck tending ...

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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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Laura McShane May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

Mother's Day BLOOMS

Every year we put together a Mother's Day program for our preschool classes. It is always a wistful process, choosing books and a craft to share with the little "flowers" that come to our library. Flowers are symbolic, but do kids understand why ...

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Laura McShane Apr 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017

Community Helpers - Ayudantes de mi comunidad

Cleveland Public Library and the Greater Cleveland Safety Council will host information tables at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - the objective will be to help families identify safety resources in their community. Our ...

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Jim DeSantis Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Computers

The computer as we know them today have changed drastically since they first became a consumer product. Wonder #292 talks about “What is The Smallest Computer” but it does mention how computers have drastically evolved. As computers change they ...

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Christie Wyman Feb 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017

Inquiry From Mysteries and Wonders Right Outside The Classroom

We don't have to go very far for Science inquiry opportunities, and I bet you don't have to, either! Our Kindergarten class had two mysteries that we were wondering about right outside our door. The first mystery is that birds appear to prefer our ...

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Delsia Malone Dec 10, 2016

Dec 10, 2016

My OHIO Wonders

During recent travels with my husband, we visited his home state, Ohio. I had so many wonders as we visited family in Cleveland, Akron, and Warren. I would see signs as we drove and I would ask Steve to slow down so that I could take a picture. ...

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Delsia Malone Nov 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Tech Tools for Students to Investigate Their Wonders

The October 2016 #WonderChat was filled with informational tips and ideas on encouraging students to create based on their wonders. I compiled this list as an easy reference for parents and educators. Most of the tools are found in your phone’s ...

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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 ...

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NCFL Sep 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016

Campers in North Carolina enjoy heart-pumping fun at 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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