We have been discussing Community Helpers in class. Here is a simple, easy, and fun way to let the kids practice their organizing, counting, and number recognition skills. I have saved these cool boxes that single paper towels come in (by Kleenex). I knew they would make a great mailbox. I wrote numbers on cards and taped them to the front of the box. Then I used foam numbers and drew dots to correspond to the numbers on the boxes. The kids came to the table and sorted the mail into the correct boxes. They loved it is an understatement. They sorted, emptied and sorted again!
We continued our unit on Mail Carriers by writing cards to ourselves and taking a walk to the mailbox. The kids were very excited to come back to school with their delivered card!