Total Results: 20

Carol Varsalona May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

Wonder Bundle #4: Strange Dreams

After a night of frustrating technology glitches, I wrote a post, Whoosh!, and decided to engage in a deep breathing technique to fall asleep. Little did I know that sleep was at least an hour away. Despite the breathing and trying to quiet down my ...

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Delsia Malone May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

Memorial Day 2017: My Personal Reflection

“Freedom is never free.” These words were engrained into my five-year-old mind by my dad. Most conversations that we have now, will always turn toward talks about the state of our nation, service, and his views on how these “21st century ...

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Laura McShane Mar 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017

Pride in Place

The building on the left is known as Wirth House. Wirth House is a house built in 1884 for Frederick Wirth, the final Postmaster of the Village Of Brooklyn, Ohio, before it was annexed to the City of Cleveland, Ohio. The second house belonged to ...

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Laura McShane Mar 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017

Requiem for the Living

Lent is a shortened form of the Old English word len(c)ten, meaning "spring season." Lent 2017 is observed from March 1 [Ash Wednesday] through April 15 [Holy Saturday], with Easter celebrated, Sunday, April 16. In Christian denominations, it is a ...

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Carol Varsalona Feb 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017

Wonderopolis Opens Doors

As a confirmed wonderer, I have always believed in the power of noticing and wondering to open my eyes to what is before me. Curiosity has led me throughout my life to journey onward seeking knowledge. Life has been a series of wonder-filled steps ...

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Jim DeSantis Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Presidents' Day

Happy Presidents’ Day everyone! Today’s wonder of the day #1856, “Has a President Ever Served More than Two Terms” is very fitting. How is it the President Franklin Roosevelt came to serve three terms of office? Explore some of these great ...

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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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Carol Varsalona Jan 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017

Kindness In 5 Words

Have you ever wondered how you could brighten someone's day? Wonderopolis provides a quick answer for teachers and children who are interested in spreading joy to others at the Wonder of the Day #875, How Can You Make Someone's Day? Twitter even ...

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Michelle Cooper Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Families Learning Summit 2016

This past week, I had the honor of attending the National Center for Families Learning Summit in Detroit, Michigan. As a Wonder Lead Ambassador for Wonderopolis, I have the opportunity to participate in amazing events, but this was by far one of ...

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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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Jim DeSantis Sep 11, 2016

Sep 11, 2016

Be a Tour Guide

Help your students learn a little more about their community. Check out my lesson plan "Explore Your Neighborhood". Many students live their lives in just a few short blocks, never exploring beyond their immediate surroundings. Understanding how a ...

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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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Carol Varsalona Aug 21, 2016

Aug 21, 2016

Wondering about Technology Use

It's #BackToSchool time and the Twittersphere is ablaze with tweets, posts, and quotes to inspire educators. Conversations have centered on technology from video games to creations, gearing all educators to bring their passion to the classroom with ...

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Delsia Malone Jul 27, 2016

Jul 27, 2016

Teaching Tools

Hello Wonderers! As I conclude a book study with a fabulous group of educators on Google Plus, I have confirmed that there is still much work to do in the name of literacy. As parents and educators we have the task of making sure that our kids and ...

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Renee Cunningham May 1, 2016

May 1, 2016

Experience the Wonder

We recently purchased a 3D printer for our media center, and it has been a total conversation piece with students and staff alike! It has been such a joyous experience to share with students how it works and let them see the items it produces. ...

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Carol Varsalona Apr 4, 2016

Apr 4, 2016

Celebrating the Poetryliscious Side of Life

On April 1st, I was on blooper alert. Over a month ago, I decided to try out a new word: poetryliscious, an unconventional way of spelling poetrylicious, to add some variety to my writing. I even created a definition to accompany it. (The image ...

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