Herding Cats?

Tomorrow, December 15, is one of those totally random “holidays,” that pop up celebrating odd things. What is it we’re observing? Why, it’s Cat Herders’ Day—and it spotlights exactly what you think it does: trying to control something that is clearly uncontrollable. Finally, a holiday that is obviously for teachers! Do you feel like you’re…

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Cookies?

Shouldn’t I be making cookies right now? It’s the beginning of December and this month is usually filled with cookies and candy, but these are strange times and I don’t have the usual parties that require cookies. Are you doing your normal cooking and baking for the December holidays? While I decide whether baking is…

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Learning With Buttons!

Button, button, who’s got the button? Buttons have been used for games and activities for years because they’re handy and inexpensive manipulatives. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re pretty and shiny as well! Since today is National Button Day, I thought you would enjoy some super Mailbox button-themed activities. Have students count the total number…

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