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Willie Comes Alive!

This morning was the debut of Willie the Wildcat – our very own mascot… in the fur!  Cleaning up from Lighted School House last night, Mr. Barker found an old dusty case behind some of his instruments.  When he pried … 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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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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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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Some recent student wonders

Our Wildcats are actively engaged in wonder.  We can only hope that their curiosity will lead to greater nonfiction writing and reading.  Their observations will surely lead to more curiosity and discovery.  Below is an abbreviated list of wonders that … Continue reading

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“Willowbrook Wonders” at Opening Ceremony

At today’s opening ceremony, our theme of “Willowbrook Wonders” was shared.  We will use this theme to organize many of the school-wide activities this year.  Students were asked to be passionately curious… to ask questions.  The teachers and I want … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered what Pluto looks like?

Do you remember when NASA landed the Curiosity rover on Mars in the summer of 2012?!  This event filled me with wonder and excitement.  I have been awe-inspired by the high definition photos of the red surface ever since. Well, … 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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Wondering about Pluto

The New Horizons spacecraft has been hurtling through space for the past nine years.  It will pass within 7,700 miles of the dwarf plant Pluto this July!  What will those high definition images of Pluto look like!?!  After reading Deborah … Continue reading

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