International Cat Day

          Wednesday, August 8, is International Cat Day! As you can see from my photos, all three of my cats are eager to celebrate–or take a nap. 🙂 To spotlight this holiday, here is a selection of fabulous skill-building cat-themed activities!     This kitty cat action rhyme is perfect for preschoolers!…

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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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Cheese, Please!

Today is the most important holiday of the year. It’s National Cheese Day! Personally, I feel that it’s okay to celebrate cheese every day of the year, unless you can’t consume dairy products. But I can certainly put forth extra effort today to eat more cheese than I normally would. I take my cheese seriously….

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Strawberry Time!

Do you know what I currently see on my personal Facebook page? A lot of photos of little kids with baskets and red fingers. Why? Because the pick-your-own strawberry farms have all opened up in this area! (In fact, Sunday, May 20th is Pick Strawberries Day.) Unless you’re taking a field trip to a strawberry…

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