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Old 06-29-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Where did you all order the Mailbox Magazine Mindbender books from?


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I got mine from...
Old 06-29-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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Amazon.com at a reasonable price. I bought the empty capsules there as well.

I'm sure that there are lots of places to get them.
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Well, duh! Now I feel stupid! Why didn't I think of that? Not feeling so great today so I'll blame it on that!
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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This is too funny because I just clicked on my order for these books!They are on sale, Math is $2.00 and the Lang Arts is $5.00. Of course, I spent $50 because I bought other things that were on sale and had a coupon for $10 off an order over $50.00.

Here is the link:

http://themailboxbookbag.com/tec/afc...8&searchType=2

I got the capsules on eBay. I got red tops and blue tops, 25 each color in the 2" size for 12.85 (that includes shipping to get them by July 5th!) A lot of 25 capsules was 2.89 each, the shipping was $3.90 each!
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5th-6th grade books???
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Does anyone know if they have these books for 5th - 6th grade?


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What search word did you use for the capsules on Amazon?
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No math and language arts for 5/6, just vocab and geography.

http://themailboxbookbag.com/tec/afc...asic/search.do

When I taught 6th in North Carolina I used these math problem solving decks. Perhaps you can use them instead of the mind builders.

http://mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/c...pageId=5856325

Also, their Week by Week Essentials have some great math brain builders. I think 6th graders would find the 5th grade level challenging at the beginning of the year.

http://mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/c...pageId=5051238
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yes: math and LA for grades 4-6
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Yes, they do also have mind builders for these grades. I did a search for "mind" + grade 5, and they do have more options. However, these are NOT on sale (8.95) and the math and LA (I don't remember if it was language or reading--I don't teach either so I wasn't really paying attention), are only available in e-book format.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Evan-Moor sells Critical and Creative Thinking books in all grades through 5th then 6th is 6+.

They are a bit pricy at $20.00 each.
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Thank you!
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Thanks everyone. I'll check out what you've all posted and make some decisions about what to use.
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Wow--what a great resource!! Thank you for sharing! Is that from your district in NC? I wish our district had resources like that available online!
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Thanks so much for the links to the NC resources. These are really great! Maybe I'll forgo the whole "mailbox" thing and use these instead.
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