Total Results: 13

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 ...

Carol Varsalona Apr 15, 2018

Apr 15, 2018

Just One of Those Weeks

Have you ever experienced problems with your computer? You probably know the kind I am talking about, the ones that make you so FRUSTRATED? Well this week brought me a slew of technology problems. I turned to Wonderopolis to find a wonder of the ...

NCFL Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Deadline approaching for 2018 Families Learning Conference session proposals

alling family engagement practitioners, educators, librarians, community stakeholders, and others who work to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families: NCFL invites you to share your best practices and effective strategies for ...

Susan Hellard Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

Purposeful Resolutions

As we begin a new year, face new challenges, and prepare to conquer those challenges, many of us make what are called New Year's Resolutions. When setting these resolutions, it is important to know how to set resolutions that are attainable, or ...

Delsia Malone May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016


Mother's Day has come and gone and my pink roses are still beautiful. For one week, I've been changing the water and adding a little powder. While doing so, I'm always caught off guard by the thorns that prick my fingers each time. Our youngest ...

Delsia Malone Mar 8, 2016

Mar 8, 2016

Ways to Get My Geniuses Wondering

Recently, I participated in my first #WonderChat as a Wonder Lead Ambassador. The chat was moderated by Wonderopolis and Geniushour. I learned so much from so many educators around the globe! I recall thinking to myself that all of the participants ...

Edwards Family Jan 8, 2014

Jan 8, 2014

Wonder to Provide a Purpose and a Focus

I knew my husband and daughter were going to Raleigh, NC to a NC State basketball game last Saturday …I did not realize I had a ticket tooUntil the night before the gameThe game was not until 8pm so I wondered if there was anything we could do in ...

Phillips Family Jan 6, 2014

Jan 6, 2014

Wonder Wednesday - Week 1 - The Rose Parade

Last week I began thinking about a new initiative for modeling wonder that I could do during 2014.  I encourage students to wonder, but often fail to model my own wondering and provide students with the time to sit back and wonder.  I've decided ...

Phillips Family Apr 11, 2013

Apr 11, 2013

Using Wonderopolis to Write Found Poetry

We started our found poetry adventure in second grade by visiting Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's found poem, Chicken. I love how Amy explains to students what a found poem is and how she used the passage about chickens to write her found poem.  It was ...

Edwards Family Dec 23, 2012

Dec 23, 2012

Wondering About Gingerbread Houses ...

Madalyn had a great time building and decorating a Gingerbread House at a small shop in our historic downtown.She started asking questions and wondering about why we use Gingerbread to build houses and how it all got started ....So we did some ...

Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Whose Chart is It Anyways?

Many times in my teaching career I have had the following experience.  I  am getting ready to teach the best planned lesson and as I begin a student asks a question that takes the opening conversation a totally different way. I believe that is ...

Edwards Family Oct 16, 2012

Oct 16, 2012

I wonder what causes excitement when reading ....

Madalyn is now doing her homework ...She is reading We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems.She gets LOUDER or softer when she reads certain words ...I wondered why she whispered some parts ....She pointed to the word she whispered and said, "Because it ...

Brasdis-Nixon Family Sep 30, 2012

Sep 30, 2012

Your Nose Knows

Prologue:It all started on Monday with an innocent late night reading session.  I was in the middle of an amazing book by Jaqueline Woodson and I told myself I'd finish when the chapter ended, but alas! The chapter left me even more enthralled and ...