Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Cards

As a classroom teacher and in my position here at The Mailbox, I’ve always approached Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day) with extra care. Perhaps it’s because I lost my mother at a young age. Fortunately, I had a grandmother who welcomed my school-made Mother’s Day cards! There are a whole bunch of wonderful projects and…

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Crazy for Kindergarten!

It’s National Kindergarten Day–a day to remember Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (April 21, 1782  – June 21, 1852), who is considered to be the father of kindergarten. The first kindergarten was developed in 1873. Unfortunately, people at the time thought his “early learning through play” concept was a bit too wild and crazy, and kindergarten…

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Fun With Haiku

April is National Poetry Month. Poetry can be difficult for children to create. It’s tough to wrap your brain around a form of literature that emphasizes expression and a distinct feeling of rhythm. (What?!) That’s why haiku is a lovely way to ease children into poetry. It’s simple–and it’s fun! See my morning haiku above….

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