Back in the summer someone in a Facebook Group I’m in posted about something they called the Canadian Postcard Exchange and I was intrigued. Basically you commit to having your class send a postcard (homemade or store-bought) to 25 other schools in Canada. I thought this would be a fun activity for my grade 2 and 3 students. It’s also a great way to learn a little about other provinces since you’re supposed to include three fascinating facts on your postcard. I introduced the project to my class today and they seem very excited.
I was talking to Coen last night and thought, “Hey, I could extend this to different countries around the world if people are willing to participate.” He has agreed to be a part of this!
My idea is to have my class brainstorm questions they have about other countries. We’ll narrow down the questions (probably to five) and send them to anyone who is interested in helping us out. We’ll send out our answers to the same question! Participants can answer the questions via email and if they would like to send us a postcard I’ll pass along the school address. Alternatively, if they just want to send a postcard then that’s okay too.
My hope is that students will learn a few things about different countries and cultures! If you’re from Canada and still wish to participate that’s great – we don’t have all the provinces covered through the Canadian Postcard Exchange and I’m sure everyone will have different answers to student questions!
If you’re interested in helping us out, please comment below with your email address or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include your country. I’ll send you the info when I have it organized. Thank you so much!