Happy Hanukkah!

Tomorrow is the first day of Hanukkah! This year, Jewish families will begin lighting the Menorah on Tuesday night, December 12. Focus on Hanukkah in the classroom with this selection of activities.   This lovely menorah craft is created with sponge prints!           Youngsters focus on thankfulness to create this Hanukkah…

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Lost and Found

This Friday, December 8, is National Lost and Found Day. It doesn’t surprise me that this day falls during the start of the winter season, because lost and found piles tend to increase dramatically what with the addition of mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats. (Good gravy–I’m an adult and I can’t keep track of my…

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Hello!

Hello, hello, hello! Why all the hellos? I’m practicing for tomorrow, which is World Hello Day. The day’s purpose is simple—to encourage communication and dialogue between people who may be of different backgrounds to achieve peace and understanding. On a smaller scale, it’s basically a day to offer a friendly “Hello” to others whether you…

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Gobble, Gobble—It’s a Giveaway!

Gobble, gobble—it’s the first Friday in November. This of course means it’s giveaway time at The Mailbox Blog. The winner of this month’s giveaway will receive the mystery bag pictured and all of its contents. To enter for a chance to win this month’s bag of thankfulness, simply leave your answer to the question below…

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Halloween By the Numbers

Tomorrow is the day! It’s my favorite holiday and an all around favorite for youngsters everywhere. Happy Halloween! During your Halloween or fall celebration, share some of these interesting facts with your students during their math time. (The fourth fact is sure to provoke discussion!) The longest haunted house is in Lewisburg, OH. It’s in…

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