Where to buy student mailboxes??

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  1. stephaniemax

    stephaniemax New Member

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    Hi, I want to get mailboxes for my students. Just the cardboard type (like 4 columsn of 8-10 rows) are fine, but none of the teacher stores in my area have them. Anyone have any online websites that they used to order this type of thing?

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    I ordered mine through Scholastic here in Canada--not sure about in the States, though. I used a label-maker to label each box (and included one for me as well). I put off investing in one for a long time, now I don't know how I lived without it!
     
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    What I did last year when I needed mailboxes I searched all the stores near me. All I could find was the wooden ones which were very expensive. I decided to spread word around my school to see if someone had one they were no longer going to use. My vice principal had one he was never going to use again so he gave it to me. I would see if you could find one from a teacher in your school that no longer uses it.

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    I just looked at the Highsmith one. I love it, but it only has 24 slots. The ones from reallygoodstuff has 27 slots. I expect to have 24-26 slots so I'm getting the one from reallygoodstuff.
     
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    re: mailboxes

    Regarding mailboxes for students, you can also try using wine boxes from the liquor store that have cardboard dividers in them.
     
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    I'm not sure if it has already been suggested to make one (the links don't work to the related threads). Simply cut the top off 2 or 1 litre milk cartons, glue together and surround with wallpaper to add strength. Hanging shoe holders work great as well.
     
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    Thanks for noting that... I'm not sure what happened, but I fixed the links. :)
     
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    I bought a floor wooden shoe holder.... it works perfect!!!! i have been teaching for 6 years and have had to do little work to it... it cost about 25.00 and you can get them at almost any department store.
     
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    A few years ago there was one sitting on the curb before trash pick up day! It was from childscraft (pricy) and in decent condition....my mom and I picked it up that night and I love it!!! Now that Im changing schools I need to go back and get it!
     
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    Another place to check out for mailboxes (They call them literature holders) is Staples. They are a little expensive (about $50 for 24 slots), but they are nice and sturdy and the same price as many of the cardboard ones.
     

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