Wonder in the Classroom

rachelcarson

50 Ways to Bring Wonder into the Classroom

In an effort to bring curiosity and joy back into the elementary school classroom, I decided to start a series called 50 Ways to Bring Wonder into the Classroom. I hope to keep these ideas simple and easy to implement for the time-crunched teacher. Most of these ideas come from other teachers, blogs, and books – so I don’t claim credit for them!

  1. Have a Wonder Wall.
  2. Use science journals.
  3. Teach the world “hypothesis.”
  4. Have Mystery Bag Monday.
  5. Visit a “Sit Spot” every season.
  6. Keep a nature journal.
  7. Have a Wonder Table.
  8. Make science kits for the classroom.
  9. Educate families on how to connect with nature.
  10. Have Outdoor Hour.