Mailbox / Teacher's Helper

Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by AKitchin, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. AKitchin

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    I was wondering what other K teachers thought about Mailbox and Teacher's Helper for K.

    I had both when I taught 5th and Teacher's Helper was more beneficial with the worksheets for practice. I did use Mailbox some, the ideas were good, but not always grade specific, since it was intermediate and for 3-6.

    Do you use either of these magazines? If so, which? Do you think it would be helpful to get them for kindergarten?
     
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  3. teacherSMK

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    I teach K and I use both magazines. However, if I had to choose one over the other, I would definitely choose Teacher's Helper. I find that, while I get some great ideas from Mailbox, I use the extra practice worksheets a lot more. ;)
     
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    I prefer Mailbox over Teacher's Helper, but I don't use many worksheets.
     
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    I like and use both. If I had to choose I would take Teacher's Helper.
     
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    I pay for the online version. The Mailbox Gold. I think its $59.95 or something like that. It has the past 6 months of digital issues of Mailbox and like 10 years of Teacher's Helper worksheets plus more. I love it. You can print out the Mailbox magazine (and all the other worksheets and stuff) or save it to your computer.
     
  7. AKitchin

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    jeifier - is it that price per year? That actually sounds like something I may want!!
     
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    Yes per year. I forgot that part lol. My purchase of other resource books has gone way down. I also have a subscription to the Scholastic printables too. Between the 2 I find tons of stuff and you can look at other grade level stuff too. The Mailbox one you can only see your specific grade level Mailbox magazine though.
     
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    They are sponsoring A to Z Teacher Stuff right now, so look for their ads on the site. I think they might have some special offers through them. MyMailbox is one of them and free to try. I think you can ugrade to Gold to get more printables.
     
  10. AMK

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    I love teacher's helper
     
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    I haven't seen the teacher's helper...I usually just buy the mailbox yearbook... I don't use dittos though...
     

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