Giveaway Winner and More!

Drum roll please! This morning, I used the true number generator at Random.org to determine the winner of this  month’s First Friday Giveaway. And the winning number is…18! Congratulations, Darlene! I’m still marveling over the fun assortment of facts that were collected at this blog post. Really great stuff! Tomorrow, April 22, is the 34th…

Read More →

Make An Editor’s Day!

Are your ears burning? If they’re not, they should be! You know how the saying goes; if your ears burn someone is talkin’ about ya. And I’m here to report that you are being talked about in a really, really great way! You see the editors here at The Mailbox know you have the very…

Read More →

Recharging Dead Batteries

The world is a strange place indeed. One person’s morning pick-me-up is made of hot water filtered through finely ground, roasted (i.e. burnt) beans. Another person prefers hot water filtered through dried leaves. Still others crack open a can of carbon dioxide–infused water and corn syrup for their morning pick-me-up. I always smile when I…

Read More →

Gobbler Surprise

This grinning gobbler can hold a dinner napkin or student writing—a list of thankful thoughts, a story of thankfulness, or a Thanksgiving Day poem—to be shared at mealtime. In either case, the tiny turkey makes a supercute and thoughtful addition to a Thanksgiving Day table! Have older students measure and cut the needed paper strips…

Read More →