Category Archives: Learning

Do you have any educational podcasts that you would like to share?

Do you subscribe to any podcasts?  Have you considered this professional learning (and entertainment) tool?  There is a great app native to your iPhone or iPad.  Hint – it’s colored purple.  Here are a few education related podcasts that I … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Conference Presentation

The talented Kindergarten Team and I presented at the statewide Pre-K & Kindergarten Conference last week.  The title of our session was “Transition to Full Day Kindergarten: A case study of developmentally appropriate practice”.  The experience caused us to reflect … Continue reading

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Community of Learners

Lighted School House is one of my favorite events of the year!  Willowbrook School was buzzing with excitement and joy last night as students led their parents on a tour of their classrooms and the building.  I saw pride in … Continue reading

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Soliciting More Student Wonders

As you know, this year’s school theme is “Willowbrook Wonders”.  We hope to spark big questions and promote greater curiosity in our Wildcats.  In the classroom, you will find Wonder Journals, Wonder Buddies, inquiry projects, etc.  Over the morning announcements, I … Continue reading

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Why is the library so loud?

Have you noticed that libraries are not as quiet as they used to be?  Maybe you have visited the children’s section of your public library and seen the movement and heard the play.  Sometimes, our substitute teachers at Willowbrook can … Continue reading

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Willowbrook School Report

We have so much to be grateful for in District 30.  Our Board of Education supports innovative programming.  The parent community places significant value on education.  Our students are kind and respectful.  Our teachers are passionate and committed.  It’s great … Continue reading

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Hour of Code

Are you familiar with the Hour of Code?  Our 5th grade students participated this afternoon.  The energy and excitement in the classroom was palpable.  With the help of our Technology Integration Specialist, students logged on and began using drag-drop blocks  and … Continue reading

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Global Read Aloud

Have you heard about the 5th Annual Global Read Aloud?  I hadn’t heard of this exciting project until 1st grade teacher Aimee Neumann shared it at a recent primary teaching team meeting.  Her class is participating.  This project connects small … Continue reading

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Recent Examples of Student Wonder

Our students’ curiosity and wonder is stretching beyond the school.  I am so impressed with how many students have been inspired by our school theme of Wonder.  I wanted to share a couple of recent examples with you.  The first … Continue reading

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Camp Wonderopolis

If your family is like mine, the summer is quickly booking up.  Maybe you are signed up for baseball or another sport that runs deep into July.  Maybe you have registered for the amazing District 30 summer school program, an … Continue reading

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