September Mailbox Goodness!

The September issues of The Mailbox® magazine are online—and they’re full of goodies just perfect for the beginning of the school year, including activities and printables appropriate for both social distancing and virtual learning. I took a look through the issues and thought I would show some highlights from different grade levels. (This is only…

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A New Journey

A new school year means a new journey—and this one might end up being a wild and bumpy ride. No matter how bizarre back-to-school ends up being, you’ll want your students to have that familiar feeling that they’re starting an adventure with you and fellow classmates. To help create that feeling, have your students make…

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Best Books for Summer!

Summer is heating up, my teacher friends! Here in North Carolina, it’s so humid outside it feels like you’re trying to breathe mayonnaise. That’s why it’s nice to settle down in the air conditioning with little ones, a popsicle, and some super summer read alouds! Check out these suggestions guaranteed to make children (and you)…

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The Anti-Racist Student

I remember encountering racist situations when I was in school. I didn’t know what to say or what to do. Should I call out the racism? Should I just walk away? I didn’t know how to help and I was frozen like a deer in headlights. And that’s why it’s important to give children a…

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3 Character Education Activities!

Recent events in the U.S. have reminded me how important it is that we have character education in our schools—and it needs to begin when children are very young. Empathy, kindness, trustworthiness, honesty, and compassion are more than important traits—they’re necessary for a productive society. Check out these activities on character education! Help students understand…

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