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Fines Family

Joined 8 years ago

Jon Fines is a kindergarten teacher at Cold Springs Elementary in Missoula, Montana. When he’s not leading his troop of kindergarteners on wonder adventures, Jon spends time with his wife Misti, and their two sons Jack and Maron. Jon believes “Wondering is in all of us – young and old. If we keep kids wondering in education, their imagination and inquisitiveness will guide them to new learning opportunities. Not only will they continue to wonder, but they will be motivated to seek out answers on their own.”

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Oct 29, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Time

Two giant pumpkins were sitting on our counter for nearly a week. This evening we took to our usual Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins. As the ...

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Oct 17, 2012

Five Little Jack-O-Lanterns

That time of the year has rolled around for many kindergarteners around the country.  Dare I say the "holiday season" is just around the corner. For ...

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Sep 26, 2012

Spur-of-the-Moment

"We have been in school for 19 days."We start off our math time with that statement (adjusting for the days in school of course). Nineteen days in ...

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Sep 17, 2012

Surf's Up

Yesterday a friend and I went for a walk down by the river, the Clark Fork.  We strolled along the riverbank then found a nice place on the rocks to ...

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Sep 17, 2012

Summer

Summer is slowly drawing to a close for me as the beginning of a new school-year is just around the corner.  I love summer, for obvious reasons - ...

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Sep 17, 2012

Creepy Crawling Critters

Greetings Wonder Friends. My next few blog posts will be dedicated to Wonderopolis Camp What-A-Wonder. I'm also excited to be a camp counselor for ...

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Sep 16, 2012

Bug Creations

Greetings Wonder Friends!It's amazing how much more you notice bugs and insects around you when its Creepy Crawling Critters Week.Today we tapped ...

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Sep 16, 2012

A Poem a Day

I can't believe that the start of school is less than a week a way. I'm very excited. My quiet classroom will soon be filled with the noise of busy ...

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Sep 16, 2012

To Begin Again

Today was the fifth day of school with my new kindergarteners. It has been wonderful. They are absolutely non-stop. The kids are great! I say that ...

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