Language Arts/LA 7th grade teacher & students needed - Postcard project
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I am looking for a 7th grade Language Arts/Literature teacher who is interested in participating in a postcard project with Brookwood Middle School, in Genoa City, Wis. Our 7th grade students are reading Megan Libby McNeill's book, Postcards from France.
In the book, Megan takes her readers on her journey to France as an exchange student. Our students will create a postcard that explains one connection between Megan's experience and their own life experience.
I would like to send our students' postcards to 7th grade students in another State (or country, if postage budgets permit it). Our students are excited about the project,...and I need somewhere to send them! I know my students will eagerly await your students' replies! This assignment will also prepare our 7th graders to write their own autobiographies later in the semester. There are 23 students creating postcards right now, and three more sections of approx. 20 students will follow since we are rotating literature books. Are you interested in participating?
I would like to discuss our postcard project with you. If you have any suggestions for our project and your school's participation in it, I am certainly open to them. It can be an exciting and fun learning experience for students in Genoa City and your school's students with your assistance; I look forward to hearing from you!
You get random postcards but can ask for specific information in the profile that you would like on the cards and most people are pretty good at complying with requests.
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Besides, I have found that there are many people who are teachers or grandparents participating (from the cards we have received) so maybe this is an avenue you can look towards.
Thank you for the links. How are you doing this with preschool classrooms? Are you sending one postcard to represent the class of students, or is each student sending a postcard? If it is each student, how do you coordinate that while still maintaining the privacy of each student and their family members? I would like to incorporate this into my project, but it doesn't seem practical for each student. Let me know how you are doing this.
Then we talk as a class about what we would like to know more about from this place and decide on a few questions to put on the card.
Eventually, I would like to get the children cardstock to draw their own pictures to send as a postcard. If I had older children, I might choose a representative each time to be the one to write the card.
Before I started this project, I wrote a bit about my vision here:
It has a few ideas in it. It has really opened up the children's eyes to other places around the world. We have made different dishes from the cultures, brought in different types of clothes to try on, and talked about what is the same and different about us.
Of course, we are preschoolers so our main focus is social skills. The writing, language, math, and everything else are the added bonus.