Follow the Map

I have a friend who encouraged her children’s map-reading skills in an interesting way: If they could direct the parents to a desirable location, they would get to go. It makes sense really. Do you want to go to the movies, the toy store, or the museum? Well, then tell me how to get there….

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Behind the Scenes

Happy Friday, all! Every once in awhile I like to give y’all a sneak peek behind the scenes here at The Mailbox. We’ve had an eventful week. Yes, we’ve been working diligently on The Mailbox Magazines, now accessible through The Mailbox Gold, e-books, e-packets, and a little something else we have in store for you…

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It’s My Fave!

I’ve been working at The Mailbox for 14 years, and in addition to managing the preschool magazine, I’ve worked on a LOT of books. I like all of them, but of course, I have a favorite. And it’s now available in eBook format. I’m totally geeked about it! My favorite is Totally for Twos: Art….

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Teachers’ Choice Award Winners: Last Chance to Win

This is it—it’s your last chance to win 2016 Teachers’ Choice Award–winning products. All told, I’ve given away nearly 60 products that earned Learning magazine’s 2016 Teachers’ Choice Awards. Were you among the winners? If so, congratulations and enter again! If not, this is your golden opportunity. **************** Post a comment to this blog no…

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End-of-the-Year Emotions

Year-end madness can create a bucketful of emotions. In a recent post, educational blogger Stacy Tornio outlines “16 Emotions Teachers Feel Every Day in May…Before Noon.” Before noon! After reading the list, I was exhausted—never mind experiencing each emotion in a handful of hours! But then again, I’ve never really considered which emotions I experience…

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Dino Day!

Did you know there is a Nutty Fudge Day, Sea Monkey Day, Bike to Work Day, and Nylon Stockings Day, but there is no such thing as International Dinosaur Day? Let’s just pause a moment to wonder why anyone would want to celebrate nylon stockings. Okay, carrying on… A teacher from Florida is attempting to…

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