Sing a Song

When I was in the classroom, I taught a lot of concepts with songs and chants. Why? Because I can remember the songs I learned in third grade better than I can remember what I had for breakfast this morning. Songs and chants are valuable tools in the classroom. They engage students and increase retention…

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A Birthday Freebie!

Today is my birthday, and it’s a big one. Let’s just say that my cake would have many, many candles…but that’s okay! I actually really enjoy birthdays. I believe that getting older is a privilege, and honestly, the older I get the more I really know who I am and feel good about myself. Plus,…

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Being a Home Body

Cheers to you, teacher friends! This is my usual morning iced coffee with vanilla creamer. Everyone at The Mailbox® is working from home. So of course I’m doing my job in leggings and a hoodie sans makeup. It’s productive and quiet here—although my cats keep trying to sit on the work laptop.  When I’m not…

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Booklets Are the Best!

I love a good booklet that teaches print concepts as well as other required skills. And these booklets are super helpful because you can download them and send them to parents for youngsters to complete while staying at home. Check out two of my favorite booklets that are perfect for spring.   Here’s a busy…

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