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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Furry Emotional Support

Have you heard of New York City’s Comfort Dog Program? The program, launched in 2016 by the Department of Education, pairs carefully screened rescue dogs with participating New York City Schools. The dogs are welcomed into the schools to work with students and staff to improve school climate and facilitate social-emotional learning. Seven schools participated…

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A Fishy First Friday Giveaway

There is definitely something fishy about this month’s First Friday Giveaway! The adorable plush and slightly plump fish pictured here caught my eye (yes, that pun was intended!) because of its color and gigantic smile. I then learned that my new finned friend was the main character in The Fish with the Deep-Sea Smile, a…

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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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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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High-Flying Math, Art, and More!

Who’s the most special reindeer of all? Why, Rudolph of course! You’ll be reminded just how special Rudolph is when you discover how easy it is to add this reindeer-related activity to your lesson plans. All you need are large sheets of drawing paper, brown paper strips, scissors, glue, and crayons or markers. The activity…

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Run, Run as Fast as You Can!

Today’s December topic is the Gingerbread Man. You know, that brave cookie that thinks he can outrun anyone or anything! Well, he’s outrun me and for now I’m fine with that because I have something even better to offer you. Check out the links below—all follow-ups to that sneaky cookie’s tale! • a cut-and-glue sequencing…

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