Grades 2–3 Requests for Ideas


Hi, I’m Jen, the managing editor of The Mailbox® magazine Grades 2–3 edition. Drop me a line and share your tips and ideas on the following topics. I’m looking forward to hearing what works for you and your students!


Tell us how you help students learn the parts of poems and scripts. What tips do you have for helping students read and understand these forms of literature?

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How do you help students research a topic? What are your favorite research-writing projects?

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Share your best measurement ideas. For second grade, tell how you help students identify tools, estimate lengths, or display measurement data on a line plot. For third grade, give us the scoop on how you provide practice with perimeter, area, mass or volume.

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Science and Social Studies

How do you make science and social studies engaging for your students? What are your favorite science and social studies activities? We'd love to feature them, so send them this way!

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Your Favorite Activities and Tips

I’d love to hear about what’s worked well for you and your students so far this year. By sharing your great ideas, you can help teachers and students all over the country be more successful, too. I look forward to reading your ideas on any topic very soon! No deadline!

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Conditions for Submission

Each submission must include a complete name, address, and phone number for ideas to be considered. For each idea accepted for publication, you will receive $20.00 or more, depending on what you send. All ideas must be original (developed by you) and submitted to only one publisher at a time. If your idea is accepted for publication, your name and school will be credited as the source. All rights (copyrights or otherwise) contained in the materials accepted for publication become the property of The Education Center.

If you’d prefer to submit your ideas in paper form, only ideas accompanied by self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be acknowledged and/or returned. If you want materials that are not published to be returned, the envelope must be of sufficient size, with adequate postage. Please print or type your name, address, school, and grade level on each page of ideas and mail to Editorial Assistant, The Education Center, 101 Centreport Drive, Suite 245, Greensboro, NC 27409

Please allow up to two months for review. Writer’s guidelines are available upon request (self-addressed, stamped envelope required).

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