What About Those Penguins?

January and penguins go together don’t you agree? Actually, next Saturday, January 20 is Penguin Awareness Day, a day to celebrate these unique and fascinating flightless birds. You may know that penguins are among the most social of all birds. After all you’ve probably seen photographs featuring hundreds of penguins hanging out together. However did…

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Easy Resolutions to Keep?

What?? Resolutions that are easy to keep? We all know that keeping a resolution is much easier said than done. So when I saw the words easy and resolutions in the same sentence, I had to investigate. What I discovered is that it really depends on your personal goals. (You knew that didn’t you?) I…

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Ding Dong

Have you ever considered using a wireless doorbell to assist you with classroom transitions? I recently discovered that several teachers do. “How clever!” I thought. I was searching online to find out if these wireless ringers were expensive when my tech savvy colleague, Karen, says, “I bet there’s an app for that…” And there is!…

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High-Flying Math, Art, and More!

Who’s the most special reindeer of all? Why, Rudolph of course! You’ll be reminded just how special Rudolph is when you discover how easy it is to add this reindeer-related activity to your lesson plans. All you need are large sheets of drawing paper, brown paper strips, scissors, glue, and crayons or markers. The activity…

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Run, Run as Fast as You Can!

Today’s December topic is the Gingerbread Man. You know, that brave cookie that thinks he can outrun anyone or anything! Well, he’s outrun me and for now I’m fine with that because I have something even better to offer you. Check out the links below—all follow-ups to that sneaky cookie’s tale! • a cut-and-glue sequencing…

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Happy Birthday and a Giveaway!

Here at The Mailbox Blog we routinely celebrate the first Friday of the month with a giveaway. However this First Friday Giveaway is extra special! You see today, December 1, is Jan Brett’s birthday, one of my favorite authors and illustrators of children’s books. If you follow us on Instagram (themailbox) you already know that…

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A Surprise Black Friday Giveaway!

It’s Black Friday, so whatcha’ doin’? Are you eating leftovers? Shopping for deals? Watching football? Putting up holiday decorations? All of the above? Tell us how you’re spending (or spent) your Black Friday and you’ll be entered in our surprise giveaway that includes some holiday pencils and winter-themed mini erasers. Just be sure to respond…

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