Pop! Pop! Pop!

Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! I appreciate Bubble Wrap cushioning material because it’s great for creating really neat printmaking projects!  But how did Bubble Wrap come to be? Apparently it started as a wall covering with insulation properties created by Alfred W. Fielding and Marc Chavannes in 1957. The wall covering was never a…

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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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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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It’s My Fave!

I’ve been working at The Mailbox for 14 years, and in addition to managing the preschool magazine, I’ve worked on a LOT of books. I like all of them, but of course, I have a favorite. And it’s now available in eBook format. I’m totally geeked about it! My favorite is Totally for Twos: Art….

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