Total Results: 30

NCFL Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Maker activities spark wonder at Texas elementary school

This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities ...

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Delsia Malone Aug 26, 2017

Aug 26, 2017

Classroom Ice Cream

Did you know that the third Sunday in July is celebrated as National Ice Cream Day in the United States since May 1984. I’m sure ice cream lovers around the world look forward to celebrating their favorite flavor(s). Have you ever wondered who ...

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Carol Varsalona Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017

Great American Eclipse - Wonder Bundle #5

It's just minutes away from an amazing natural phenomenon-a celestial happening and I am excited to be immersed in the experience. Newspaper headlines, morning talk shows, live streaming newscasts, and articles on the eclipse are circulating today. ...

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Christi Coplin Aug 7, 2017

Aug 7, 2017

What I did this summer part 1.

It is summer time. The very much needed vacation period for all teachers. graduation was on May 25. I shall miss the class of 2017 terribly they all were freshmen the year that I started teaching high school. My online class that I took in the ...

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Lisa Silmser Aug 4, 2017

Aug 4, 2017

Eclipse Nerds

I'm a mom and I'm a teacher. This means that I walk a very fine line between being a huge champion for learning and inspiring my children or ruining them completely by turning every minor thing into a Hunter lesson plan. Over the summer this is ...

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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 Feb 4, 2017

Feb 4, 2017

Heart Healthy Students

Welcome February! It’s a busy month. It’s a month that we observe Black history makers’ contributions to society, Presidents’ Day, and Women’s Heart Health Awareness month. 1. Dance in classroom to teacher selected music or dance with ...

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Kristie Ennis Dec 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016

NCTE 2016: Post-Conference Take-aways

I had the pleasure of presenting at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention on two occasions this year; I did my own session on building avid readers and one with my Wonder Lead Ambassador friends. The Wonder Session was all ...

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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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Kristie Ennis Nov 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

Post-Conference Thoughts

This was the first time that I had the opportunity to attend the NCFL Summit and I have to say, I was impressed! It was amazing to come together with families, community members, and educators to learn new things and share things that have worked ...

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Renee Cunningham Oct 3, 2016

Oct 3, 2016

Breakout Edu Experience

This week I facilitated my first Breakout EDU session with 5th graders. If you are not familiar, Breakout is an educational movement that is quickly picking up steam. It combines critical thinking, teamwork, and puzzle solving into an engaging ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 3, 2016

Oct 3, 2016

John Glenn’s Landing

Recently during a vacation to Grand Turk, a British West Indie Island, my husband Steve and I had the pleasure of visiting the area when USA Astronaut John Glenn reportedly landed after his return to planet Earth from the first trip to the moon. As ...

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Lisa Silmser Sep 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016

A Cyber Challenge to Fight Summer Slide

Last June, with just seven days left in the school year, my 5th grade colleague and I decided to do an experiment. We wondered what would happen if we offered our incoming 4th grade students a chance to get a jump-start on 5th grade over the summer. ...

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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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NCFL Aug 24, 2016

Aug 24, 2016

For good measure: baking Wonder into learning at Pottsboro 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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NCFL Aug 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016

Pizza, bowling, and science make for a great end to 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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