I am currently looking for 8 more teachers from the following states to participate in The Great Postcard Exchange: Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Vermont. If you live in one of these states please email me at email@example.com.
My friend Carrie is hosting another exchange with a twist on Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. She writes:
I would like to start a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Letter Exchange with a
slight twist for the 2012-2013 school year! I teach 2nd grade, and one of
our standards is to recognize that although people come from different
places, they may share common traditions, goals, and customs. To meet
this standard, this is what I am proposing:
1. 26 classes from around the country/world will each be assigned a letter of the alphabet.
2. Each class will create 26 of their assigned letter (uppercase). This
might include a die-cut letter, or a pattern I will provide. The
letter must fit on an 8.5 x 11" piece of cardstock.
3. The students in each class will decorate the 26 letter pages with
pictures and decorations beginning with the assigned letter AND
corresponding to the place where the class is located. (For example, if
you get the letter S and you're from California, you might include a
picture of the sun, some sand, a fold-out (brochure) about San Diego,
4. Each class will compose a typed letter to accompany each of the 26
letter pages. The letter should be at least two paragraphs describing
your class, city, and state, as well as some of the interesting events
that you celebrate in your community.
5. Each class will mail out 25 of the letter pages and letters to
classrooms around the country/world so that in the end, each of the 26
participating classrooms will have a full alphabet book about the
If you would like to participate, please send Carrie an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell her that Mechele sent you.