When I first started teaching, the teacher I worked with did many things from the mailbox. I had never heard of it, but I soon after ordered my own subscription and subsequently many of their books. My second year as a teacher (and third) I started investigating the project approach and doing more of it. Though I haven't done a full project "the right way." Last September, I started Grad School where DAP is really encouraged. Last October I joined Naeyc (so I get their magazine and books). Last May or so- I subscribed to the Naeyc TYC - their new preschool magazine. This year, I will be in a study on Reggio. I like some of the songs and poems in the mailbox- (but also make up a lot of my own with the kids)- as well as making some file folder games from the magazine's online area as well as the cooking activities. It is great that the ideas are from teachers. However I feel a lot of what they show is "cookie cutter/ fridge art" as opposed to process art. Particularly the B. Board Ideas. Anyone else feel this way?