Total Results: 11

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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Renee Cunningham Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

It’s no secret that teachers like a good deal...when something is free, like sample pens or pencils, teachers will quickly gobble them up for their classroom. As much as teachers attack freebies, they also spend their own money on supplies for ...

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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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Jim DeSantis Sep 11, 2016

Sep 11, 2016

Be a Tour Guide

Help your students learn a little more about their community. Check out my lesson plan "Explore Your Neighborhood". Many students live their lives in just a few short blocks, never exploring beyond their immediate surroundings. Understanding how a ...

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Jim DeSantis Aug 4, 2016

Aug 4, 2016

Who Makes Your Rules?

As every teacher does, my mind in August is constantly thinking about what the new year has to bring. What changes can I enact in my room (the library) that will make a lasting change in the behavior and attitudes of my students? While reading ...

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Renee Cunningham Jun 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016

A Journey of Wonder

This year my co-worker and I decided on a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)...we were going to try to connect classes in our school with an author/expert/class/SOMETHING in each of the 50 states. This is a big goal, but even bigger considering we are ...

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Kristie Ennis Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016

Wonder Hour for High School

Yesterday marked the first professional learning session geared toward middle and high school teachers that centered around Wonderopolis and Genius Hour. Together, my colleague Jennifer Cox and I shared the theory behind pushing students to think ...

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Paul W. Hankins Apr 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016

#WallowinWonder: 1677: "What Makes Your Tongue Burn?"

We've been working with Catalog Verse in Room 407. You might recognize this type of poem if you've ever listened to:"My Favorite Things" from The Sound of MusicPaul Simon "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"REM "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And ...

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Krissy Pierce Apr 11, 2016

Apr 11, 2016

Creating your own WONDER

It's so WONDERful to have a great excuse to bring this great resource into classrooms. Recently I had a teacher ask me to work with two above grade level 5th grade readers. These students are always ahead of the game, and the teacher never has time ...

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Jennifer McDonough Mar 20, 2016

Mar 20, 2016

Jen McDonough

Jen McDonough has been teaching and wondering with kindergarten and first graders for the past sixteen years at The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Florida. In 2004, she heard Georgia Heard present a keynote speech on how to use wonder to ...

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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 ...

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