A Day for Fossils

Next Wednesday, October 17, 2018, is National Fossil Day. Now I’m talkin’ about the remains or impressions of prehistoric organisms, not cantankerous old fossils. I’m sure today’s youth view me as an old fossil, however, hopefully not a cantankerous one! In celebration of National Fossil Day, I’m hooking you up with some nifty resources. Fortunately,…

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Four Fun Sun Experiments!

For those of you who don’t know, The Mailbox® is located in North Carolina. Being that it’s July, it’s very hot here. And I’m one of those people who really only enjoys the heat when lounging on the beach. I am currently not at the beach. However, some good can come from that evil daystar…

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Super Shark Activities

Sharks are fascinating…and a little freaky, which is why these toothy fish are such a hit with students. Check out these terrific shark-themed activities that are perfect for summertime! Do you teach little ones? Start out your shark study with a round of the classic song, Baby Shark! Here is a mellow version and here…

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World Turtle Day

I am all about helping turtles cross the road. And I’ve accomplished this helpful move several times with small turtles. But this big guy was having none of it. The Youtube videos that show viewers how to safely move snapping turtles across the road without losing a finger apparently only work with snappers who are…

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Froggy Fun!

I live in an area that has an abundance of ponds–and thus an abundance of frogs. This time of year the cheeping, croaking, and peeping is deafening.  I love it! It’s not uncommon for me to have one or two of the cute little buggers attached to my living room window like funky decorative clings….

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Hop To It!

April is National Frog Month. I’m not ribbiting you—it’s true! Check out these lesser-known frog facts and then leap into learning with a sampling of free frog-related activities found at themailbox.com. Last, but certainly not least, tell us if you’ll be investigating frogs this April! Five Frog Facts Each frog species has a unique croak….

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