Sunday, July 29, 2012

Postcard Exchange

If you are from any of these states please go to Ms. McHaffie's Blog or click on link below to join her first come first serve Post Card Exchange.


Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming 

 
 
 
The following is from Mrs. McHaffie's Blog that explains about the Postcard exchange.
 
With the help of Cheryl from Primary Graffiti {LOVE HER} I am hosting a Postcard Exchange! I'm always slow to jump on the train and never get the chance to participate! So with the help of a blogging buddy {more like blogging idol...Mrs Cheryl} and the encouragement from another super teaching buddy {thanks Jana}, I am going to attempt this! Bare with me! :p

Please read carefully to ensure you want to participate in the exchange. If you have any reservations about it at all, please pass on signing up to participate.
 
Here are some materials/supplies you will need for the exchange: 49 postcards {you're state #50}, 49 stamps, and labels! You will receive 49 postcards in exchange. The best way to ensure that you will be "on top" of this exchange is to purchase/create your postcards once you have confirmed your name/state was selected for this exchange. This exchange DOES cost money. Expect to pay roughly $30 for postcards, postage, and labels.

I will prepare the labels with each participants' name and address. You just need to print them out and allow the kids to stick them on the cards! Easy peesy!!

The whole purpose of this exchange is to get the kiddos involved. That's what our jobs are all about anyways! :) Have them help you come up with a message together as a class. I great idea is to list a few state, city, and class facts on your cards that you're sending out!

All cards must be mailed out by November 2nd. I know the beginning of the year can be hectic and our districts/states do not begin school at the same time, however, I choose a date that allows for most {if not all} participants to get the cards out after the end of the first quarter. You will have no further commitments and will receive a card from each state in exchange!!! What a great way to learn! :)

There are so many different lessons that can be taught with this simple postcard exchange! Mapping skills, geographical skills {use GoogleEarth!}, some history, letter writing, community helpers, etc...
I plan to write the postcard initially as a class, then I will have my kinders fill in certain parts of the postcard on each. For example, they might write the word "Dear," "From," "We," etc... like a 'fill-in-the-blank" type form. Does that make sense? I'm a visual learner so I know I would have to see it.
 
 
 
 
We're only half way there people!!!!
We are still in need of the final 20 states (that's too many)!!
Check to see if your states available:

Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

If you see your state listed above then click HERE and sign up to join the Postcard Exchange!!! Such a fun way to get kiddos involved and learning about different states and how people live around our country! :)

I am helping Mrs. McHaffie SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

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