Total Results: 25

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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Renee Cunningham Jun 26, 2016

Jun 26, 2016

Realia

I was introduced to a new term this year...Realia. Our administrators emphasized the need to make learning real for our students by connecting to an everyday object. There is an education lingo for these objects--Realia. While this may seem ...

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Delsia Malone Jun 26, 2016

Jun 26, 2016

Chaos is...

For years, I’ve enjoyed working in the yard. Growing up we worked in the yard as a family. It was probably the only true chore other than dish washing that we had. Now that I’m a wife and mom, I don’t do yard work as much as I did as a child, ...

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Delsia Malone May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

Sharing Wonder

I had the distinct pleasure and fabulously fun time fanning the flame of curiosity in the minds of my students on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. I visited a classroom in first, third, and fourth grades with the purpose of sharing wonder. This was not my ...

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Delsia Malone May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

What is Sound?

Recently, students in a first grade class were learning about sound via an Alabama Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI) science lesson. I introduced the class to the Read! Wonder! Write Chart! that I had created. First, the students wrote on a ...

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Robyn Thiessen May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

A Genius in the Making

While sitting at home one summer day, I was scanning Twitter and noticed an interesting tweet by a Surrey teacher mentioning Genius Hour. I knew nothing of this, so I tweeted back and asked what Genius Hour was all about. And thus began one of the ...

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