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!!