It’s Programmable!

Let’s get right down to business with this blog. Here at The Mailbox® we love to do things to make your lives easier. So whenever possible, we make the patterns on our site “programmable.” What is “programmable?” It’s when you can type letters, words, numbers, or math problems directly on patterns before you print them….

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Honest Abe and Amazing Apps

If Abraham Lincoln were still living, he would be celebrating his 208th birthday today. Have you ever wondered what Abe might think of our current world? This wonder occurred to me while I was investigating some of the “favorite apps” shared by teachers who have entered this February’s First Friday Giveaway. (There’s still time to…

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First Friday Giveaway!

Happy Groundhog Day! Today’s First Friday Giveaway is happening whether or not our furry rodent friend Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow today. I’m personally hoping no shadow is in sight. What is in plain sight on this second day of February is a swanky zippered plastic pouch filled with #2s, glue sticks, colorful markers and…

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Five Important Teacher Phrases

I recently read an article that listed five phrases students should hear from their teachers every single day. I’m curious to learn what you think. There’s one phrase in the list that caused me wonder. My nose even scrunched up a bit. Let me know what you think! Good morning/Goodbye. Simply put, it’s important to…

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What About Those Penguins?

January and penguins go together don’t you agree? Actually, next Saturday, January 20 is Penguin Awareness Day, a day to celebrate these unique and fascinating flightless birds. You may know that penguins are among the most social of all birds. After all you’ve probably seen photographs featuring hundreds of penguins hanging out together. However did…

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