Former Wonder Lead Ambassador

Caplin Family

Joined 8 years ago

Maria is a 5th grade teacher at Bailey Elementary in Dublin, Ohio. She lives in Ostrander with her husband Tom, and is the proud mother of Anna, a senior at Bowling Green State University, and Marcus, a freshman at Otterbein in Westerville. Maria believes that “Wonderopolis allows for students of all ages, along with their families, to begin to wonder every day.” She has found through her experiences in the classroom, if she opens the door to WONDER, students will continue conversations throughout the school day, at home, as well as extend their learning through further research.

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Dec 21, 2012

Confessions on Digital Learning Day

I am trying to be more involved in cross posting with my colleagues on blogging.  I have had such success with 10 for 10 Pictures Books, Poetry ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Full Circle Reflection-OLW

I am going to take a break from posting about technology, literacy, and professional development.  Last Saturday, I had a full circle moment, and it ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Allowing Students Time to Wonder #1

[caption id="attachment_12620" align="alignnone" width="320"] Wonder families at Louisville Slugger.[/caption]This is a going to be a series of posts ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Valentine's Day is Approaching

What is the first thing you think of when someone mentions Valentine's Day?  If you're a teacher typically it is not flowers, chocolates or a card, ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Extending Wonder Over the Weekend

So many times in teaching we are driven to complete our lesson plans, making sure we have graded the diagnostics as well as keep the pacing on track. ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Collecting and Modeling Wonders #2

As the students shared their wonder index cards that they saved for a whole week, we had a great discussion about their wonders.  Conversations that ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Digital Showcase in Rm. 228

Every trimester, we celebrate our writing and just last week we invited the parents into our classroom.  The students had to present their ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Today's Wonder Made me Stop and Pause

Six years ago our family embarked on a journey that will probably never be repeated, and as I read today's Wonder #505 Who's on Mount Rushmore?  I ...

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Dec 21, 2012

Dublin Literature Conference

It's so much fun to spend Saturday learning and talking about literacy.  To start the day rocking out with Pete the Cat "I love my white shoes" and ...

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