This year we’ve been studying the states and capitals for geography with the four youngest girls. We are also covering U.S. History. To supplement our study of the states and have a little fun in the process we decided to join the “Learning the States Postcard Swap” hosted by Our Adventures in Education. We still need more states represented before we can begin the swap so I’m sending out a call!
Here’s the information taken straight from Cassie’s blog:
“I am currently in the process of organizing a “Learn the States” postcard swap. If your family would be interested in receiving a postcard from each of our 50 states (minus your own), and mailing out 49 postcards to the other participants, e-mail me and let me know which state you’d like to represent. I’m figuring that each state would be assigned a specific week to send out, so the entire project would take almost a year to complete. I’m so excited just thinking about receiving a postcard from a different state every week!
At my house, we plan on putting up a large map of the United States, and connecting each postcard that we receive to it’s corresponding state with a piece of yarn. (Michaels currently has large United States placements with a dry erase marker for only $1!)
The postcards will be somehow themed about the state that you live in (I know I see state postcards all of the time at places like Walgreens and gas stations, but you could feel free to make your own, as well!) On the back of the postcards, I was thinking that your family could just write either a fun fact about your state or why you like living in your state.
If you are at all interested, keep in mind that you will be paying at least $14 worth of postage, as well as the cost of the postcards. Your personal information, such as names and address will only be shared with the other participants of the swap. Also, states are available at a first-come, first-served basis. We are unable to accommodate more than 1 family per state, so if you are interested, be sure to get your name in right away! If you have any other questions, please let me know. I plan on starting this as soon as we get a majority of the states assigned.
The states we still need are:
* New Hampshire
* New Jersey
* North Dakota
* Rhode Island
* South Dakota
* West Virginia
Still interested and live in one of the states listed above? Please e-mail me asap at chocolateonmycranium [at] live [dot] com and I’ll forward it to Cassie. She’ll let you know in the next few days whether you made the first request for your state or not.
Hope to see you as part of the swap. It’ll be so much fun!