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Does heat impair thinking? According to this study it does. If you don’t want to read all the details, here’s a quick summary: Researchers gave daily cognitive tests to college students living in buildings with and without air conditioning. The results show definite cognitive impairment in those living without AC. The results really aren’t surprising….

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Saving the Day: Win This New Book About NASA’s Katherine Johnson

You’ve probably heard about Katherine Johnson, the NASA mastermind mathematician who calculated by hand the flight path for John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth and the Apollo flights to the moon. The new book Counting on Katherine (Henry Holt) beautifully shares Katherine Johnson’s inspiring story. And even though I hate to let go of my…

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That’s So Cool!

A wonderful coworker has provided ice pops for us here at The Mailbox®! It’s the perfect summertime snack–and it reminds me of when i was a child. This tasty treat is also a terrific summertime theme for your classroom! Check out these super cool ideas!   Focus on math facts with this refreshing partner game!…

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