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WWF: Classroom Adoption Kits

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The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) offers classroom adoption kits for your new year kickoff. Choose among a Kermode Bear, Polar Bear, or a Giant Panda to introduce to your students. Each kit includes a stuffed animal, a habitat map, video, lessons plans, and other resources for a cost of $19.95 with the promotional code on the site.

Lessons and Resources to learn about and help the environment are available for grades 1-8. You will find reading passages, worksheets, activities and more.

Wonderopolis

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Inquiry is on classroom agendas each day. Visit the Wonderoplis website daily with your students as ‘Bellwork” to start their day with an  inquiry. Or you could use the site as text for a non-fiction mini-lesson. Daily Wonders are provided. Each Wonder includes a short video, a text passage on the daily topic, Wonder Words from the passage, content specific weblinks to support further inquiry, and a Test Your Knowledge Quiz. The past Wonders are posted here. You can subscribe to the Wonders of the Day and they will arrive in your inbox each morning for quick reference.

Register for Camp Wonderoplis as a counselor. Once this is done, you can add campers to your list. They then can investigate a variety of topics. Their progress is tracked.

Teachers can join the Wonder Ground to be a part of an educators network. You will receive a teacher’s guide by email once you register.

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Wonderopolis- Where the wonders of learning never cease

Interesting content is found daily on Wonderopolis where teachers can engage students first with a short video on the a new topic each day, then students can read more on the topic. Teachers are provided with a vocabulary list. Students can use the words to take “The Wonder Word Challenge” online.  The ‘wonders’ are archived. This could be used first thing in the morning as bell work or a reading piece for centres during your literacy block.