April 17, 2013

Website Wednesday

Do you ever have kids ask you questions that you just don't have an answer for.....

I sure do!!  I am hoping other teachers experience this too---or I may find myself back in college, haha :)  Let's face it--kids are naturally curious and their growing minds always come up with great (and some cra-zay)questions!  The most recent question I had was, "Mrs. Orr what would a cross between a wiener dog and a Yorkie be called?" Any answer for that one????

         


Anyway.... kids can put their inquisitive thoughts to good use on the website Wonderopolis.


Wonderopolis is a fabulous site that presents a "Wonder of the Day" every day of the year!  For example today's wonder was: Where is the Big Dipper?  Some past wonders have been: Does every rose have a thorn?  How do you paddle board? What is martial arts? Why do monkeys love bananas?

All of the past wonders are saved to the site---so you can scroll through and discover almost anything!  The site is user friendly and has the wonders organized by category--so you are just a click away from making your brain grow!! :)
Each wonder has informational text to read about the wonder, a way to "try it out", great visuals and wonder words!  I love, love, love the wonder words part---perfect for word walls, practicing decoding/word attack skills or even word work!

The best part is that kids can nominate their own wonder!!  How cool would it be for a student to see his/her question get picked for a "Wonder of the Day!"

Do some exploring and see what you think. And, hey, if you don't like it---at least your kids have a place to ask crazy questions! :)

Katie

14 comments:

  1. Hi Katie!I cannot wait to check out this website; it sounds terrific! Thank you so much for sharing it!
    Darlene
    meatballsinthemiddle

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks so much!! This is a perfect addition to the unit we are starting next week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great...I am so happy you can use it! Let us know how it goes!! :)

      Delete
  3. Whoah! I have never heard of this website. I am definitely sharing this! Great blog!

    Rich
    Mr. Giso's Room to Read

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've never heard of this site, but definitely giving this site to my students, who are in high school but can benefit from this nonetheless. Thanks for sharing!

    Colleen

    Bergin's Classroom

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Let me know what they think! Have a great week!

      Delete
  5. Hi Katie! Thanks for sharing the site. I love finding new websites to explore.

    BTW, doesn't look like our track meets will be much more enjoyable this week. Guess I'll have to bundle up again!

    Crystal
    Teaching Little Miracles

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! Brrrr..... Where is spring???!!!

      Delete
  6. That website looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are welcome! I hope you/your kids enjoy it!!

      Delete
  7. That is a great site, I can't wait to try that with my kids after vacation! I found your blog through Tpt & I am your newest follower! :)

    Fashion Craze Learning Days

    ReplyDelete
  8. Melissa,

    Thanks for stopping by! Let me know how the website goes!! I am on my way to your blog now.....

    Katie

    ReplyDelete