I bet I have your attention--- I like chocolate, ice cream, and pie but I LOVE bread pudding. Here is the part that is crazy I don't know how to make bread pudding, my mom never made bread pudding, but I love to treat myself when we go out to eat. What does bread pudding have to do with Wonderopolis? I always look forward to Wonder Wednesday and sharing the conversations with my students about the daily wonder. The delicious part for me is when my students make connections with Wonderopolis beyond the classroom and extend to home. I encouraged my class to try and connect their persuasive topics to a wonder of the day and use those facts in their research.
As I read McKenna's rough draft I was so impressed with her research along with her connections to the wonder. When I conferenced with her, I asked her where she found a few of her facts. She told me the links on Wonderopolis helped her and I said that is exciting. But the bread pudding was when she told me it wasn't the links in the wonder but the links in the reply from Wonderopolis. So if you haven't shared with your class the Wonder of the Day-I think you should. You will get your bread pudding.
PS. If you live in Ohio and near Cap City Diner they have the BEST bread pudding in the world! Just look--