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Monthly Archives: November 2013

What Do You Want to Be?

Edwards Family

What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you want to do in the future?What goals do you want to work towards?While working with first grade teachers today, I heard they are plannin

Wonder Jar

Fines Family

The end of the year is now a couple of days away.  I've been feverishly completing the annual teacher-checklist, while at the same time reminiscing and bringing another year of  Wonderopolis-learning to a close.  Last year I gave each student a Wonder Jar on the last day of school. This year I will be giving them Wonder Jars except I've decided to leave the jar empty.  I'll leave a personal note inside, inviting them to fill the jar with  items of Wondering of their own.  For the first time I'll also be leaving some of our social media

I Know Why Flamingos are Pink

Fines Family

We took off running on the first day of school and here we are - nearly six weeks in. I have another amazing group of learners and wonderers.  Not to worry - we've been wondering away and I'm excited to finally begin sharing the adventures of my newest group of Wonder-Kids.On the first day of school I left a pink flamingo beanie-baby  on my polar bear chair (a comfy ottoman with a mini polar bear carpet draped over the top). Over the years it has taken the place of my "teacher chair".  It didn't take long before the kids noticed it

Wonderopolis Literacy Center

Fines Family

A few days ago I posted a picture of the Wonderopolis Literacy Center that I have set up for my students.  This is the third year with the literacy center in my classroom and it remains a favorite for the kids. The set up is pretty simple and utilizes a small corner of my classroom - and believe me, my classroom isn't very big.  I typically change out my centers every few weeks due to space limitations, but because the kids enjoy it so much each year, I've made it a permanent center.  In a nutshell, it's basically a literacy/learning cent

The Reader at Home

Hankins Family

"An ordinary man can. . .surround himself with two thousand books. . .and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy." --Augustine BirrellIt is an absolute pleasure as one of the Wonder Leads with Wonderopolis® to write to you as The National Center for Families Learning celebrates this National Day of Family Literacy. About a year ago today, I met and immediately befriended Emily Kirkpatrick, Vice-President and Jon Riegelman, Creative Director from The National Center for Families Learning
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