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This back to school blog post is for the teachers of my little sister, Charlotte. On August 31st, she will start kindergarten. Since I won't be at the school where Charlotte is going, I thought I would write a list of "Char-isms" for her teachers, in case they need help while I am not there because let's face it, she IS sort of a handful. Hehehehehe!
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How do butterflies get they’re colorMili
why am i wonderingFrankie
Who invented minecraftCillian
Are pirates real?Emmie
Who was Al Capone?Megan
why did the chicken cross the road.Frankie
Why is your funny bone called a funny bone when it isn't funnyLuke
Why does February have 28 days?Dylan
why can people lick thair elbowmitchell
what does a 50 cent look likeAnayah
Are lockness monsters realEthan
What is pi?John
What is your birthday gem?Jazilyn
Why do people say OMG?Kloe
did humans use to believe in one religionAnab
What are hurricanes and cyclones?suzanne
What is space junk?Vanessa
Is it good to roll your eyes?Alexandra
When did houses get adresses?Julia
Can you hypnotize an animal?Akash
Why did humans take over the world?Julia
How do gameshows work?Julia
what causes the koala to have gray fur?katherine
How do you get filling in pastriesJulia
Who is the queen of PortugalJulia
when birds flap their wings why do they move forwardnHasini
Where is the smallest city in the worldJulia
How did the brain name itself?Julia
Why are some people smarter than others?Izzy
Why do baby dolphins leave their mothersKanitha
Top Nominated Wonder Questions:
how was water created
Do girls remember their dreams more often than boys and if yes, why?
Lance — Louisville, KY
Can you mix water and air completly?
Why do Olympians bite their medals?
Sam — Glen Allen, VA
How does weeds grow?
Rafiul — Sydney, AL
How many animals are on earth?
helaina — clearwater, FL
Explore the World of Wonders
How Old Are Fairy Tales?
From Cinderella to The Three Little Pigs, Sleeping Beauty to Rapunzel, fairy tales have been a beloved part of literature throughout history — just ask any kid from 3 to 93. In fact, most of us know t...
What Bedtime Story Would You Tell?
The earliest forms of storytelling were spoken. Storytellers recited stories from memory. They may also have used hand gestures and facial expressions.
Who Invented the Alphabet?
No single person or culture invented the alphabet — it has evolved over centuries. In order to understand modern alphabets, we must take a trip back through time.
How Can Four Legs Help You Become a Better Reader?
Family pets may not have a lot to say, but they make great listeners. Children are typically less stressed when reading aloud knowing their four-legged audience is patient and nonjudgmental.
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