Caplin Family

Joined Jul 23, 2012

  • Biography: 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.

Oct 4, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday

It's been three years since Wonder #1 Why are Flamingos Pink? piqued my interest. Their theme for the birthday celebration is "Look How Far We've ...


Aug 4, 2013

WONDERing into the New School Year

My goals are set as the new school year arrives quickly:  *Words are everywhere and it is important to show relationships throughout the ...


Jun 27, 2013

Growing Over the Summer with Virtual PD

I have been out of school for officially two weeks today.  As I look at the calendar and realize July is creeping around the corner, it is time for ...


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 ...


May 9, 2013

Wonder Wednesday: Vocabulary is Differentiated

Questions that I often am asked on Wednesday morning include: Which wonder did you choose?  Did you see this mornings Wonder?  I am so excited ...


Apr 22, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day 2013

We kicked off this morning with celebrating Earth Day.  I asked the students to choose one word that they thought was important when discussing ...


Apr 9, 2013

WONDERing in Physical Science

It's always fun for me when Sarah and I start our new science unit and I spend time searching for wonders that will support our unit as well as my ...


Mar 21, 2013

WONDERing All Rolled into One

There have been several occasions when I have overhead this conversation at school.  "I am out of time I don't know how I am going to fit it all ...


Mar 13, 2013

Math and Cooking Go Hand in Hand

[caption id="attachment_13817" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Enjoying all the treats that the students made during math class.[/caption]Monday was ...