I teach 5th grade and find that a postcard exchange ties
in well as a geography review, as well as writing--the
format of a postcard.
If you choose to join, your job will be to send each participant a postcard.
Usually I have my class create one postcard and then
photocopy and glue it on individual postcards. In the
letter we include information about our state and our
Then when we receive the various cards from other states
we display them on a bulletin board. I put a U.S. map on
the wall and everytime I receive a card we put a pin in
that city/state and attach the postcard.
My students love receiving the postcards. They have an
opportunity to learn little things about states and
At the end of the summer I will be e-mailing all of the
participants a list of addresses that will be involved in
the exchange. Usually we have about 30 states, I would
love to get all 50 states, but I haven't had that happen yet.
Let me know if you have any other questions or if you are
interested so I can take your state off of our list.
So far we have the following states involved: AR, CA, FL, GA, HI IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MS, NC, NJ, NM NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VT, New Brunswick, Canada