Magic Mailbox

Reinforcing Literacy

Magic Mailbox reinforces literacy by providing multiple outlets for student writing. This student-generated and operated repository, initially intended for student writing, has grown to include opportunities for sharing visual art, songwriting, music composition and other work.


Students self-select their best work to submit to the magic mailbox for peer review. Peer review boards design selection criteria, critique and recommend selected work to be highlighted at Town Meetings, in publications or in other venues.

HOT Schools Quote

"Once I had a dream about dancing to a painting of a landscape. I was waving a blue steamer for the lake. I put that painting in the magical mailbox so that I could dance it at a Town Meeting."

Vanessa, Grade 3