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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wonders for National Poetry Month

Phillips Family

April is National Poetry Month.  My second graders are writing lots of different kinds of poetry this month, including found poems, mask poems and shape poems.  I hope to share more about their poetry writing in future posts.  Below are Wonders from 

Nominating a Wonder in Second Grade

Phillips Family

Last Thursday morning as my second grade class came in Wonder #899 Why Do Monkeys Love Bananas? was projected up on the front board.  Avery (pictured above) excitedly came over to tell me that he had nominated the Wonder.  The exc

WONDERing All Rolled into One

Caplin Family

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 in?" Typically with exasperation as well as a sense of panic as the state tests are rolling around for

New Quarter - New Wonderopolis Morning Work

Phillips Family

I use Wonderopolis as a morning activity in my second grade classroom.  I have used two different student forms this year.  As the third quarter was coming to an end, I began thinking about changing the form that students use when reading the Wonder.  I remembered reading on Twitter about a teacher using the 3-2-1 approach with Wonderopolis.  Specifically she was using the 3-2-1 for homework and commenting.  You can see her class blog about it 

Math and Cooking Go Hand in Hand

Caplin Family

[caption id="attachment_13817" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Enjoying all the treats that the students made during math class.[/caption]Monday was the best day in our math class! The students brought in their homework which was assigned to t

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