Teaching Nonfiction by The Education Center

How are crocodiles and alligators different?One difference is their snouts. Alligators have wide, rounded snouts. Crocodiles have pointed snouts. Bursts of InformationBefore sharing a nonfiction Seymour Simon book, prompt each child to write three questions about the book’s topic on colorful construction paper bursts. During or after reading, the student writes any answers he finds … Read more

The Best of THE MAILBOX-Grades 4-6 by The Education Center TEC61169

Rarin’ to Reduce!Identifying and writing fractions in simplest form You’ll cause a race to the starting line with this simplifying fractions activity! On chart paper, list simplified fractions such as those shown. Next, give each child a large handful of small different colored manipulatives, such as gram unit cubes, color tiles, or Unifix cubes. Announce … Read more

Arts and Crafts from The Mailbox 2001-2002 Yearbook Gr. 1-3 by The Education Center TEC4526

Venus Flytrap Activity Incorporate this snappy project into a plant unit. Or use it in conjunction with Judy Moody, a delightful chapter book by Megan McDonald. Materials for one project:two 4″ circles of green construction papertwo 4″ circles of red construction paper3″ x 12″ piece of green construction paper4″ x 7″ piece of construction paper … Read more

About The Education Center, aka the The MAILBOX®

The Education Center, aka the The MAILBOX®, was founded in 1973 by Marge and Jake Michel. Like many other educators, they were frustrated by the lack of practical, ready-to-use materials for the classroom. So they created several products in their spare time, and the company grew from there. Countless teachers have contributed to The MAILBOX® for more than 30 plus years. Some teachers are so excited about the opportunity to create ideas for other teachers that they join our staff in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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