Head to the Kitchen—to Do Some Science! Win This Book

Working from home means the kitchen is SO CLOSE BY! Turn that temptation into a learning experience with Kitchen Chemistry: Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures with Hands-On Science Activities (Nomad Press). Preview the experiments to use with your students, try them with your own family, or videotape them to upload and share with…

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Being a Home Body

Cheers to you, teacher friends! This is my usual morning iced coffee with vanilla creamer. Everyone at The Mailbox® is working from home. So of course I’m doing my job in leggings and a hoodie sans makeup. It’s productive and quiet here—although my cats keep trying to sit on the work laptop.  When I’m not…

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Booklets Are the Best!

I love a good booklet that teaches print concepts as well as other required skills. And these booklets are super helpful because you can download them and send them to parents for youngsters to complete while staying at home. Check out two of my favorite booklets that are perfect for spring.   Here’s a busy…

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Got Ideas?

Some of you might be looking for different activities to take up time while self-isolating or sheltering in place. Have you considered submitting your original teaching ideas to The Mailbox®? We’re not looking for polished write-ups of classroom activities–just send us the gist of your idea.  You’ll receive $20 for each accepted activity. And of…

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A Tough Talk

For those of you who are in school districts that are still open, you probably have students who are uneasy and have lots of questions. (Most adults are uneasy and have lots of questions as well!) But your job is to be a logical and calming influence–so I decided to write my blog on ways…

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