An Interesting Life!

Today is author Edith Nesbit’s birthday (born August 15, 1848, died May 4, 1924). You may know her from her novel, The Railway Children. I had to read her book, The Enchanted Castle, for a Fantasy for Youth course I took in college. The book truly was enchanting! So when I was looking for a blog topic today…

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Thinking About Reading

Reading has always been like watching a movie in my mind, and I suspect that’s why I enjoy it so much. As a youngster, it never occurred to me that my classmates’ brains might not all function in the same manner. So I didn’t understand why reading wasn’t universally loved by all. But of course,…

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Going Places

This summer hasn’t involved a big vacation for me. Oh, I had a long weekend at the beach, which was lovely. But other than that I’ve been doing the usual–going to work, complaining about the heat, and procrastinating any form of upkeep on my yard. I hope your summer has included a fabulous vacation–and hopefully…

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Hot Stuff!

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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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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Four Fun Sun Experiments!

For those of you who don’t know, The Mailbox® is located in North Carolina. Being that it’s July, it’s very hot here. And I’m one of those people who really only enjoys the heat when lounging on the beach. I am currently not at the beach. However, some good can come from that evil daystar…

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