Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WONDERful Wednesday with Wonderopolis...Part One

Today was the day!  Wonderopolis sent a crew of three to our school for an author visit!  Words can not express how grateful we are for Sara, Donna (who talked to six groups!), and Jon.  The day was full of wonder, the writing process, the "investigation" process, and choice for the students.  As teachers we were able to have meaningful conversations about how inquiry, acting on curiosity, and technology are major components of the home-school connection.  We also spent time creating a more personal relationship with the mission of Wonderopolis and the crew members behind the scenes.  There were so many great moments to the day...I can't possibly put them all in one post!  So I am going to retell the day through photographs and then leave you WONDERing about how the rest of the day went.

Getting ready...
Wonder Jars made by a third grade classroom.  We used these to decorate the lunch tables.

Our librarian encouraged students to wonder off of photographs from home.

How do cell phone signals travel?

How many neck bones does a giraffe have?

Second grade's wonders focused around curriculum.
Fourth grade's favorite wonders from Wonderopolis...(cookie jar:)
Kindergarten's wonders around science.

Look who arrived...dressed alike and ready to show off the answer to the first Wonder of the Day...
Why are flamingos pink?
Sara, Donna, and Jon...ready to make us wonder!

Let the wondering begin...
 Stay tuned for part two!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing in pictures, so many grand ideas to share now with my school. Super excited to read about the next post and learn more about your special day!!!