Building wonder in my classroom has been a HUGE part the past two years.  Ever since I have been using Wonderopolis almost on a daily basis in my classroom.  I believe strongly that our students learn from our modeling, so I often use phrases like:  “I am curious…”

“Did you ever wonder why?”  or this year I liked using the word ponder.  My students looked at me a little strangely at first, but quickly caught on after a few times.

As I have posted many times on my blog, I truly believe the comment section is so important to extend the students learning globally and this summer wonder has spread across the continents.  Imagine my surprise when I got the email below.

Harshitha is in India visiting her grandparents for the summer, I suggested that we could stay in contact through email and the comment section of Wonderopolis.  I was ecstatic when I got this email and then of course I found her comment on #619.
 I was so excited to see how she connected the wonder to our social studies unit on slavery and also made some personal connections.  Wondering across the continents is a first in my 23 years of teaching-thanks Harshitha!!

 

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