Below are the unpredicted things my students learned about our WONDERful state of Ohio:
- Our state bird is a cardinal.
- Our state tree is the buckeye tree.
- Our state flower is the scarlet (red) carnation.
- Our state's nickname is "The Buckeye State". It got that name from all of the buckeye trees that grow here.
- Ohio became a state on March 1, 1803.
- John R. Kasich is the governor of Ohio.
- The capital of Ohio is Columbus. It is also the largest city.
- Some famous people from Ohio are Neil Armstrong (astronaut), Thomas Edison (inventor), John Glenn (astronaut), Pete Rose (baseball player) and Drew Carey (actor/Price as Right MC).
I was reminded today that some of the best learning is unexpected and can't be predicted. I encourage you to try Wonderopolis.org with your classroom or family and see what unexpected learning might take place. I'd love to hear about any unpredicted learning that has taken place using Wonderopolis.org.