Are you interested in being part of the Canadian postcard
exchange for the 2016 / 17 school year? Here's how it
You send me an email with the following information:
The way you want your postcards' addressed (ie. Mrs.
Your school address
As soon as I get that, I will respond with an email that
says you're on the list. Now, you have all kinds of time
to change your mind: Right up until the long weekend in
September, actually. Many teachers need a day or two at
the end of August / Beginning of September to check with
their administration to see if they can get the funds
required for postcards and stamps.
During the September long weekend, I will send an email
to everyone, assigning you the week to send out your
postcards. You send one postcard, with info about your
community, to each of the participating classes. (There
are usually about 40-50.) I will go first, and if you
have a specific month that you'd like to send yours out,
just specify it. Most teachers write their messages with
the help of their students, or have individual students
That's pretty well it! Depending on the number of
participants, we usually get 1-2 postcards per week.
This really is a great way to teach about different
Canadian communities. The kids love to get the postcards!
I play a little game with my students. I tell them the
name of the community and they see if they can guess
which province it comes from. It's a great way to teach
the names of the provinces!
So, if you're interested, please send me the info in the
Mrs. Smith's class, Public Elementary School,
1234 Main Street.
Wonderful Community, AB
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put Postcard Exchange in the subject line, or I
will send it to junk. I will always respond to the email
to confirm that I received it. If you donít hear from me
within a week, please send me another email.
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