Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Postcards From Around The World

Recently, we participated in a postcard exchange. We sent and received postcards from all over the U.S. and even got one from Australia! We wrote our postcard as a group during circle time one morning and pasted it on the back of a picture of our class.

Our note to others:
    Dear Friends,
We are in Pre-K. We live in Georgia. We have 20 kids in our class. We have lots of fun and learn many new things in school. Hope you have a great year!
Mrs. Ayn’s Pre-K Class 
And the picture:
Each week, we sent several cards out. This was such a great experience for all of us. In this instant age of email, kids don't "get" the importance of the postal system.  We tracked on our map where each card came from and the distance it traveled: a short trip, a long trip or a REALLY long trip! We couldn't resist having my assistant send a postcard from Plymouth Rock when she when home to Boston for Thanksgiving!

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I'd really like to thank Deborah Stewart at Teach Preschool for co-ordinating this. It was such a rewarding experience. I hope we'll be able to get a group together to do it again next year!


  1. What a great job you did with the exchange - I can see you really made the effort to make this into a great learning experience with your students! Beautiful slide presentation!

  2. My son's second grade class did a similar project. They read Flat Stanley as a class and then each child made their own Flat Stanley and mailed him to a friend. The recipient then sends Flat Stanley on to another friend. Every recipient of Flat Stanley is asked to send a postcard back to the classroom. Just like in the books, Flat Stanley has traveled the world!

  3. Where did you get the addresses?

  4. Thanks, Deborah and BodyLogique!
    Donna-Lee, I've always wanted to do a Flat Stanley project!

    Anonymous~ After a group discussion on the Teach Preschool fan page, several of us signed up to participate.

  5. Hi! I will be participating in a postcard exchange beginning in January. I am very excited! In combing through ideas online I found your site. Everything looks great. I love your ideas and your wall map! Where did you get your map?
    Thanks very much.

    Joanne, NY

  6. Love all your ideas and it was really lovely to watch your video. Thanks for the great ideas! It's our first time participating in the Teach Preschool postcard exchange organized by Deborah Stewart and we are really excited! I am planning on sending a letter and extra goodies in a large envelope after I send out the postcard ~ can't wait to send our first ones this week! Tricia, TLC Day Home, Canada


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