Total Results: 40

Christie Wyman Dec 26, 2018

Dec 26, 2018

Be a snowflake scientist!

Snowflakes are here one minute, and gone the next. You've got to move fast to explore these true wonders of nature! Here are a few helpful hints to get you started. Use dark material or paper to catch falling snowflakes on. A magnifying glass will ...

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 ...

Amy Rudd Oct 14, 2018

Oct 14, 2018

Using Wonderopolis to Inspire Poetry Writing

A few years ago, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at the Poem Farm inspired me to write poems about the Wonder of the Day from Wonderopolis. She called it, "Wallow in Wonder". During National Poetry Month, I am always inspired to write a poem or two but ...

Carol Varsalona Sep 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Engaging Families and Communities in Student Learning

Stress and harmonic imbalance at home can decrease student's ability to enjoy school and perform to the best of their abilities. So what can we, as educators do? -Laura Hill, moderator of #whatisschool Please join #whatisschool on September 21, ...

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 ...

Carol Varsalona Jan 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017

Under The Weather

Have you ever felt "under the weather"? Being ill is no fun, especially around New Year's. At the start of the new year, I began to feel the effects of a busy holiday schedule. My sinuses started to fill up, making life uncomfortable. By the end of ...

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 ...

Kim Martin Jun 5, 2016

Jun 5, 2016

Revisiting the Wonder

I’ve been an inclusive technology specialist and digital technology consultant for several years and this year I’ve decided to return to the classroom part time. Whilst you may think teaching would be like riding a bike and I’d slip right back ...

Deb Frazier May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016

The Promise of a Writing Maker Space

This post was originally posted on Two Writing Teachers on May 11, 2016 by Deb FrazierI am reading more and more about maker spaces and the more I read, the more intrigued I become. I value the way maker spaces offer students opportunities to merge ...

Carol Varsalona May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

Positive People Do More

Today is the weekly celebration of #CelebrateMonday, a day to celebrate the positives in education started by one of my colleagues, Sean Gaillard a North Carolina high school principal. While trying to get teachers involved in professional learning ...

Phillips Family Jan 28, 2014

Jan 28, 2014

Super Bowl Wonders and Activities

Wonderopolis has created some great Wonders to go along with the Super Bowl.  What a great way to build excitement and add to learning before next Sunday!  I'm sure students, and some adults will be sharing their learning at Super Bowl ...

Phillips Family Oct 6, 2013

Oct 6, 2013

Wonders to Use With Writing Workshop

Below are Wonders from Wonderopolis that will support different kinds of writing you may do in your classroom.  Some of the Wonders could be used as a mentor text for writing that kind of piece, others help explain a particular kind of writing, and ...

Phillips Family Aug 7, 2013

Aug 7, 2013

Using Wonderopolis To Help Teach Figurative Language

I've used Wonderopolis in my 2nd grade classroom to help introduce and teach different types of figurative language.  Below are the Wonders and some links to posts that I have created about using the Wonders to help teach figurative ...

Phillips Family Jun 17, 2013

Jun 17, 2013

3 Minutes to Wonder

Today was the first day of Camp What-A-Wonder at  Don't worry if you missed out today because the free, virtual camp runs Monday-Friday, June 17-July 26.  This week's theme is "Dig Into the Wild Kingdom" and today's theme was ...

Caplin Family May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

Exciting Updates with Wonders

Today is exciting @wonderopolis because NCFL has launched some NEW changes on the site.  There are so many I don't know where to start....Let's start at the top:  not there is a Listen button so the wonder of the day can be read aloud while the ...

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 ...