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Edwards Family

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Melissa Edwards wears many hats in K-5 reading and as an instructional technologist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, and is well known for her ability to find and share resources! She lives in Kernersville, North Carolina with her husband, Neil, and their daughter Madalyn. When reflecting on how WONDER inspires the Edwards family, Melissa says, “As parents, we want to develop, support and encourage creativity and critical thinking skills in our daughter using art, music, books, games, drama, technology, sports and whatever is needed to accomplish those goals. Wondering together by asking questions and searching for answers fits perfectly with that!”

Is it raining resources?

Since it is raining outside today, I decided to go to one of my favorite resource sites to do a search for “rain” to see what I could find!The resources and ideas just flooded in …A few of them were the ones I expected …But some were so much more …Here are just a few of the many resources found when I searched 

What did you do today that your students will remember?

While I was attending the NCFL Conference, someone asked me if I knew the Wonder of the Day from Wonderopolis that day ….I had to sadly admit that I did not know …But I quickly found out:While in a 4th grade classroom today, I gave an instruction to students getting

Connecting Balloon Animals to Learning?!?

Today’s Wonderopolis Wonder of the Day: Who Invented Balloon Animals brought back a great memory! Our family visited Florida in October last year … we went to NASA (and Disney). One night, we had an unexpected learning experience …As soon as my daughter

Wonder to Provide a Purpose and a Focus

I knew my husband and daughter were going to Raleigh, NC to a NC State basketball game last Saturday …I did not realize I had a ticket tooUntil the night before the gameThe game was not until 8pm so I wondered if there was anything we could do in Raleigh ...Afte

What Do You Want to Be?

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

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