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Monday, August 29, 2011

My annual begging post!

I know I ask for a lot from you guys, but you have always come through for me. Besides, I'm asking for the kids in my class and not for myself. Just look at the little cuties! How can you not help?

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If you've read my blog for awhile you already know about the post card project I do every year and what a big hit it is with the kids, parents and other adults too.

I teach at a school that isn't in the best of neighborhoods and the kids have limited life experiences. They don't often travel outside of the neighborhood they live in. There is a whole world out there and it's beautiful and exciting and I am afraid that many of these children will never see much of it.

You can make a huge difference and help with our learning experience by sending us postcards from your hometown/state/vacation spot. We use the postcards to learn about areas outside of Miami. We locate the places on a map and discuss the best ways to travel there. We compare the similarities and differences. We check the weather. We talk about the fun things people do in the different places and the jobs they have.

The kids love it when a new postcard arrives and the lady working in the office has fun reading them too. LOL!

We'll be collecting postcards all year so there's no rush anytime you can send one would be great. Here's our address...

Ms. Brown's Class
Greynolds Park Elementary
1536 N.E. 179th Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Want a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to Stuff to Scrap? Just make a post about our postcard project on your blog. You can put the address or just send your readers here. I'll also be linking to this post on twitter so you can retweet that for me too.

If you make a blog post or retweet, please come back here and leave a comment letting me know. Next Monday (September 5) I'll pick one person to get the Stuff to Scrap gift certificate.

Thanks for helping! You guys are the best!


  1. I'll see if I can find a postcard from something in the area. What fun! I used to do this for my third graders. Great way to broaden their world a bit.

  2. What an absolutely awesome idea for your little ones! Unfortunately, I don't have a blog and I don't tweet, but I will be thinking of you as I look for a postcard for our little town, if there is such a thing! I used to send postcards to my little ones in the summer before they started, from wherever I was on holiday and one year it was from Florida! The parents said the kids loved it and it was kept on their fridge forever!!!!Tell those little darlings to look for a postcard from Ayr....Dee

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [30 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. I love this idea to the moon and back! I live in South africa, expect a few postcards from this side of the world :) I'll put a word in on my blog for you as well :)

  5. Well I am in Denmark, and heard about this from Bridget Collins in the US - Cards fromming from this end of the world + some of my worktravels...

    Great idea to let the kids know about geography this way - much more personal :o) Will post it on my blog too

  6. I did this once for my granddaughter when she was in first grade..the children had a blast receiving the post card all over the country...
    I'll be sending my post card soon

  7. I just sent another one off to you today! And I tweeted about it on both my personal and business accounts. :)

  8. Post cards will be coming your way in September.

    Great Idea..

  9. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Aug. 30, 2011. Thanks again.

  10. Hi, I´m from Germany and will send you a few postcards. I´m a kindergarden teacher myself and I love the idea of your project to show them the world. Be ready for happy mail from here to there :)

  11. I reposted your post on my blog and will be sending you a card from Chapala, Mexico. I'm excited to be a part of your exciting lesson plan! Here's a link to my post: http://bbstamps.blogspot.com/2011/08/im-helping-elementary-class-in-north.html

  12. Not sure if my comment posted or not, so I'll try again.
    I have reposted your request on my blog and will be sending you a card from Chapala, Mexico.
    I'm excited to be a part of your interesting lesson plan!
    Here's a link to my blog:

  13. I heard about this through Bridget too, she posted on the forum of the Anything Goes group on Papercraft Planet, I'll be sending a postcard or two myself from Scotland!

  14. Postcards are on the way from Michigan - thanks to Bridget from PCP.

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  16. I'm going to show this to my 8 year old daughter later & feel sure she will be sending a post card ( I think she'll love to!). We're in the UK so it may be a few days getting to you!! So glad to be able to do this one little thing for all your beautiful sentiments xx

  17. I am a Travel Consultant and am lucky enough to travel all over the world. I am going to put you in my address book and will try to send you a PC from a few interesting places this year. I am off to China in November and Panama in January. I will get one off to you from my home town this week.

    What a great project! You must be an amazing teacher...

    Janet Anderson
    aka.. Janet in the Jaw

  18. I have posted this on my Facebook page...where I have friends allover the world...do not add my name to your contest as that is not the reason I did this...it was for the kids....



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