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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

#BeTheDifference and win with Mailbox!

I remember when I student taught  (yes, I can remember that long ago), one thing I was most excited about was getting my first official subscription to Mailbox Magazine.... what says you're an official teacher better than a subscription to one of the most trusted name in educational publishing?   I've been using their ideas, activities, and inspiration ever since!  Well believe or not, Mailbox magazine contacted me to participate in their #BeTheDifference campaign!   So guess what I said?   HA! Of course I said yes!

Mailbox Magazine knows that teachers make a difference in their student's lives every single day!  Most of us became a teacher for the big bucks, for the fame & fortune to make a difference! I know I became a teacher for that very reason.  I wanted to change lives while sharing my love of learning.    Mailbox Magazine sent me a cute little package to start the year off having a ball!

The first week of school we do a lot of FABULOUS team building activities.  I want my students to feel like they are a part of a family... a frog family, with me being Queen Frog! LOL!  I make my classroom a safe, warm, and inviting place where my students feel comfortable taking risks and being the best they can be.  This year on the Friday of the first week I played the "name game" with the beach ball that was sent to me, but it was the name game with a twist.   This time we played the name game with partners and in order to be dismissed at the students had to call out their classmates names.  I was a great way to review student names and they left my classroom with a smile!

*smiley faces were used to protect the innocent
Mailbox Magazine would like to give 10 of my FABULOUS froggy followers a  free year's Mailbox Gold subscription! Told ya they are awesome!  Learn more about Mailbox GOLD by watching this short video.

Enter here for your chance to win!  Good Luck!

Stay Fabulous!


  1. I make a difference in my classroom by listening to my students. :)

  2. I love team building! And I don't just limit it to the beginning of the year. :) They love it!

  3. I make sure to listen to my students. It shows that I truly care and appreciate them.

  4. I am helping a new team member to be a part of our team.

  5. I make a difference by helping kids develop skills to become good citizens in our classroom and the school community.

  6. I make each student feel like a part of the community from the first day of school by making them feel special.

  7. I talk with my students on a personal level...ask them about their weekend, family, sports, etc. I also share things that happen to me and my family.

  8. Relationship building is so important. I make sure to greet my students at the door and say good morning, name here. How was your day yesterday?


  9. Lorraine,

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!!

    Tracey V.