Total Results: 33

Carol Varsalona May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Wonder Bundle #3: Uninspired?

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr. Have you ever felt uninspired? Is your creativity on slow drive? Are you frustrated by these feelings when you try to write? Is writer's ...

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Carol Varsalona May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Choice Leads to Voice: Wonder Bundle #2

On Twitter, there have been many thoughts exchanged by educators on the topic of choice. It is often found in student-centered classrooms where there is a culture of trust. In these havens of learning, learners are provided opportunities to choose ...

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Carol Varsalona Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017

Wonder Bundle #1: How Can You Make Earth a Better Place?

URGENT MESSAGE:As residents of the earth, we need to take on the role of stewards, keep watch over the bountiful creation provided us, and teach students about the challenges of climate change and other local environmental concerns. Adults can model ...

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Delsia Malone Mar 2, 2017

Mar 2, 2017

Combatting Classroom Winter Blahs

Students in many states face the winter blues after being kept indoors due to frigid temperatures and snow. Teachers have the task to find creative ways to help the students remain cheerful, get in those daily steps, and to keep the learning ...

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Kristie Ennis Feb 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017

Camp Wonderopolis Excitement

This week, I had the distinct pleasure of pre-registering my two campers for Camp Wonderopolis 2017. They were so excited to know that the theme is construction because we have many people in our families that work in that industry. I decided to ...

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Carol Varsalona Feb 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017

Wonderopolis Opens Doors

As a confirmed wonderer, I have always believed in the power of noticing and wondering to open my eyes to what is before me. Curiosity has led me throughout my life to journey onward seeking knowledge. Life has been a series of wonder-filled steps ...

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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 Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

Kids Matter!

The #WonderChat held on Monday, January 9, 2017 was very inspirational and engaging. It was moderated by Angela Maiers of “YouMatter” fame and cosigned by Wonderopolis. The chat featured questions that made us research our hearts. I left the ...

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Delsia Malone Nov 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

Veterans Day

Each year, November 11 signifies an important day in our history. It is a day in which we honor America's veterans for their sacrifice and service to our country. It is a day in which we commemorate troops who served in the military during wars that ...

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Jennifer McDonough Oct 23, 2016

Oct 23, 2016

Yearlong Classroom Wonder

This summer I presented with Georgia Heard, author and educator extraordinaire. We were presenting on the importance of wonder and inquiry in the classroom to a group of educators at the International Literacy Conference in Boston. As she talked ...

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Michelle Cooper Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Families Learning Summit 2016

This past week, I had the honor of attending the National Center for Families Learning Summit in Detroit, Michigan. As a Wonder Lead Ambassador for Wonderopolis, I have the opportunity to participate in amazing events, but this was by far one of ...

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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 6, 2016

Sep 6, 2016

Maker activities foster learning and wonder at McBride Library

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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Renee Cunningham Aug 28, 2016

Aug 28, 2016

First Day Jitters

I have a confession...I still get jitters on the first day of school! I carefully plan out my outfit, pack my bag with new supplies, and have trouble sleeping the night before. I remember growing up I would wake up to a special breakfast my mom ...

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Carol Varsalona Aug 4, 2016

Aug 4, 2016

What is a Summerscape Moment?

What is a summerscape moment? During the summer months, many feel the call to relax while trying to catch up with longtime projects. The mind, body, and spirit need time to recharge and summer allows us the space to do so. Summerscape moments of ...

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