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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Quack! It’s a Giveaway!

Happy Friday, all! It’s the final day of our Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway Extravaganza at The Mailbox Blog. We’ve had loads of fun and we hope you have too! Today’s giveaway includes a duck (yes, it’s a rubber one), two adorable duck books, and—wait for it—a $20 THANK YOU gift card for Bath & Body…

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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Please don’t require every student to write a poem this month. Please, please, please. Okay, I take that back. Maybe writing poetry is part of your curriculum and this is a necessary assignment. If you have the flexibility, and I hope you do, I suggest you celebrate National Poetry Month…

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Happy Birthday and a Giveaway!

Here at The Mailbox Blog we routinely celebrate the first Friday of the month with a giveaway. However this First Friday Giveaway is extra special! You see today, December 1, is Jan Brett’s birthday, one of my favorite authors and illustrators of children’s books. If you follow us on Instagram (themailbox) you already know that…

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