|Swap Coordinator:||jj9jj (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||173|
|Type:||Type 2: Flat mail|
|Last day to signup/drop:||July 15, 2011|
|Date items must be sent by:||August 15, 2011|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
The middle school I teach in is again planning all sorts of exciting projects for the new 6th graders that involve getting to know more about each other and our neighbors near and far. Many of our kids have never been out of New Jersey, many have not been far from this town even, and this will give them an opportunity to hear first hand about other places!
For this swap you will need to send a postcard to your assigned Swap-bot partner, as well as sending one to the address listed below telling something interesting about where you live. Ideally the postcard would feature a picture of a historic landmark or place of interest from where you live, though if you are vacationing (or have vacationed) somewhere else interesting, a PC from there would be great, too! It doesn't have to have a historical tie-in either. The idea is for them to learn something about another place - past or present. You could just tell the kids about that on the back.
It can be store bought or handmade, new or old. In return you will receive a postcard from your assigned Swap-bot partner, as well as a handwritten postcard from one of the new 6th grade students at our school. The students get back to school in early September.
I can get your address your mailing address from the Swap-bot participants list - but it would be helpful if you included it on the postcard to the school, too. The student’s postcards will be sent out by the end of September. There are close to 130 sixth grade students at our school. It will be great to have all of them sending postcards to you! Get your friends and family involved, too! More than one postcard would be great to the school - but not necessary. I can only promise that you will get at least one postcard in return. If we have extra-enthusiastic students who want to write more, we certainly will let them! I have hosted a Back-to-School PC swap like this for the last 2 years and we have had over 150 participants each year.
Send 2 postcards - 1 to your Swap-bot partner and 1 to: Lakeside Middle School, 316 Lakeside Ave. Pompton Lakes NJ 07442
I am leaving sign-ups open until the mid of July - but you can send your PC to the school any time after you sign up. There will be a box in our office for them that I will check periodically throughout the summer. This project involves a lot of prep time to get the PCs tallied, assign student partners, proofread student writing, buy stamps, send PCs, keep participants informed, etc. so I want to get a head start.
Remember to get the PCs sent no later August 15th so they get here in time for the opening of school in September. You will have to wait until mid-July for your Swap-bot partner’s address. The students will NOT be going on Swap-bot to read your profile. They will only know what you write about yourself (if anything) on the PC.
Fellow teachers: If you are interested in having your class write your PC to our students - but you need to send it later due to varying school starting dates - just send me a message so I know to expect it late. We would love to hear from other students, too!
If you have any questions - post them here or email me! Thanks for reading!
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