Total Results: 164

Laura McShane Nov 21, 2018

Nov 21, 2018

Mother of Invention

The proverb goes: "Necessity is the mother of invention." Here's our plan to keep kids' little hands busy over the long holiday breaks: Our wreath workshop elves will cut out leaves from the hundreds of paper bags we have stockpiled from an after ...

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Kristie Ennis Oct 15, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

Using Questions to Invite Wonder & Empathy into School

“This book is for teachers who want something better for their students and who believe in each child’s capacity for deep and creative thinking” (3). Having waited for Think Like Socrates for over a month, I am thrilled to review it for The ...

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Laura McShane Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018

Strong Girls Change the World

Now that I am older, I am less afraid to speak my mind, and I do. I have been threatened and told to shut up for stating my opinions, but I realize I am still lucky to live with the protection of free speech in America. Author Aisha Saeed's new ...

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Carol Varsalona Aug 4, 2018

Aug 4, 2018

National Watermelon Day

"Nothing quite says “summer" like a big slice of watermelon on a hot day." (Wonderopolis, Wonder of the Day #330) Today is National Watermelon Day and Twitter is trending the news. After watching the video on watermelon art at Wonder of the Day ...

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Laura McShane Jul 25, 2018

Jul 25, 2018

Around the World Dance Party

Today we celebrated our summer reading club progress with a dance party led by Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Swing. She brought some of her seasoned students and we explored dance traditions from Mozambique, the Czech Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and ...

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NCFL Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

It’s here! Schedule published for the 2018 Families Learning Conference

The full schedule of concurrent sessions, general sessions, and special events is available on the 2018 Families Learning Conference website. Check out who’s presenting and what topics will be addressed! This year’s Conference will feature ...

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Matthew Arend May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

Camp Wonderopolis Comes to #SiglerNation

Summer is just around the corner and after a year of exploring, learning and creating, students must continue to be exposed to these experiences. Knowing the role parents play in bringing wonder into their homes, last night we hosted our first ...

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NCFL Apr 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018

Making your case to attend the 2018 Families Learning Conference

By now you’ve heard who’s keynoting the General Sessions. You’ve seen a preview of the concurrent sessions and presenters already confirmed. And your colleagues have told you just how great their experience was at the 2017 Families Learning ...

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Christie Wyman Apr 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Acrostic Expression

Acrostics are a fun poetic challenge. A bit like a puzzle! Choose a topic -- word or short phrase -- and write it vertically. Next to each letter, write a word, phrase, or complete sentence about the chosen topic beginning with that letter. It might ...

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Renee Cunningham Apr 14, 2018

Apr 14, 2018

What if kids ask the questions?

Anyone who has spent time around a three year old has become weary of the question, “Why?”. At this age kids are so naturally curious, and are left questioning and wondering about everything they encounter. So, why not extend this to learning ...

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Laura McShane Apr 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018

Where do they go?

Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, is recognized by the Cultural Landscape Foundation as a significant historical place in America. Working with second graders at two nearby schools - I hope to provide an interpretative tour of the cemetery ...

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Kristie Ennis Mar 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Combating the Spring Slide with Wonder

Feeling the apathy oozing from your students? It is that time of year, friends, the Spring Slide, when the weather is starting to warm up (well, unless you live in Ohio like me), the hormones are raging, and the countdown until the last day of ...

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Delsia Malone Mar 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018

Finding Fitness

Ever wonder why 10,000 steps should be taken each day? Every wonder how on earth to monitor or count 10,000 steps each day? I recently had a conversation with a colleague about steps per day. As I monitored my Fitbit, I was asked to explain why I ...

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Delsia Malone Mar 3, 2018

Mar 3, 2018

Star Wars Fever

What colors are in the universe?Wonder # 176 •Why do stars twinkle? Wonder #1818 •Of what are stars made? Wonder #1896 These three wonders are a great way to hook your little learners. Star Wars fever is real! Even my preschool ...

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NCFL Feb 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

NCFL seeks adult learners to share their learning stories

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) invites adult learners to apply to be a speaker at the 2018 Families Learning Conference, held from September 24 to 26, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each year during NCFL's Conference, students ...

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Kristie Ennis Feb 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

Celebrating African American History Month with Wonder!

Looking for ways to incorporate more African American History into your lessons? Why not use Wonderopolis? That's right, they've put together one new tidbit for each weekday this month that aligns with the wonders of the day. Today, for example, the ...

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