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Wondering Provides a Unique Way to Communicate

mwedwards Posted by mwedwards in Wonderopolis for Educators on Oct 6, 2013 9:42:40 AM

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Wonderopolis turned 3 on Friday!!!!

That was 1,071 Wonders of the Day …

1,071 opportunities to learn ....

1.071 chances to think and explore a little more ...

I am sure that I don’t remember all of those but I definitely have many favorites …

But I don’t think favorite wonders are what I want to talk about today …

(if you want to look at one I like, please see #129)

I want to think about literacy …

Literacy is more than just reading and writing …

Reading, writing, thinking, reflecting, and asking questions all play major roles individually and collaboratively to define literacy …

And I see ways Wonderopolis can be and is used for all those things …

When I stumbled upon Wonderopolis the first time (Wonder #75), the teacher in me saw all kinds of ways it could be used to support learning in the classroom …

(I found Wonderopolis by looking at the bottom of the Thinkfinity page at their content partners.)

The mom in me quickly came to realize that I did not just want to share those opportunities at school and realized the beginning of the magic Wonderopolis has created for my family …

As a family, we now read, write, think, reflect, question, and explore with a focus …

A focus on what we can learn together …

(and wondering if there is a wonder related to that on Wonderopolis already or can we create one just for us … )

For our family, Wonderopolis is more than just a website …

My little one (now in second grade) has been wondering with Wonderopolis since before K …

When she has a question, she tells me that she has a wonder …

My husband, an engineer, wonders in his own way, and finds really neat articles and ideas …

There is not one way for all to wonder …

Wondering is unique …

And although it can be quite personal …

Sharing wonders and/or wondering together can produce great results  …

And lead to even more wondering!

Wondering provides a common language …

We wonder in our own ways …

But wondering together brings us closer!

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