Postcard Exchange! No one turned away (if signed up by July 30) - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      BusyBoard

Postcard Exchange! No one turned away (if signed up by July 30)

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member
Postcard Exchange! No one turned away (if signed up by July 30)
Old 05-20-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I'm baaaack.

A few years ago I hosted a post card exchange that left nobody out. We didn't have cards from every state, but it was the most successful exchange I've ever been a part of.

EVERYONE who wants to be a part, can be. We will have more than one card from each state, because I refuse to send anyone away. You may not receive a card from every state, but you will be scheduled to receive 50 cards. I will do my best to arrange a variety of states.

You will not be turned away if you sign up before July 31st. Only those who sign up after July 31st have a possible chance to be turned away (but that will depend on numbers).


Rules & Directions:

ONCE YOU SIGN UP YOU ARE COMMITTED!
*Do not email me unless you are signing up.

1. Email me at US_PostcardExchange at Yahoo . com
2. Please provide me with your first and last name and the grade you teach. Also, include your email address for SUMMER BREAK.
3. Please type your school mailing address as you want it to appear on the postcards that come to you. Please follow this format:

Mrs. Alexandria Jones
Hot Springs Elementary School
1234 Main Street
Awesome City, NV 12345

4. You will receive an email confirmation from me once I have you signed up. I have a couple summer road trips planned, so be patient if I do not respond right away. n

Your Responsibilities:
*You will need to procure 50 post cards and postage.
*Each postcard must include three or more facts about the area in which you live. Please make sure these facts are related to Social Studies topics (geography, history)
*Your postcard MUST also include YOUR last name, so I can check off that you participated.
*You will mail out your postcards by November 30th of the 2014-2015 school year.
*At the end of December, you will email me the names of anyone who did NOT send you a card.

>>>Anyone who signs up but does not send cards, will not be allowed to participate in the future. <<<

*If you sign up, but have to cancel, please email me BY SEPTEMBER 1st with the information above attached.


For general questions, please send me a private message through Proteacher. Respond to this thread to save it in your favorites. I will update here.


MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote

treemonky treemonky is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 323
Full Member

treemonky
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 323
Full Member

Old 05-20-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

This sounds fun!
treemonky is offline   Reply With Quote
dizzydolphin's Avatar
dizzydolphin dizzydolphin is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 660
Senior Member

dizzydolphin
 
dizzydolphin's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 660
Senior Member
Yea! Glad you're back!
Old 05-20-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I did this with you and I loved it! As a matter of fact, I haven't been able to get on an exchange since! Too many teachers in FL! You can count on my class. I'll be signing up! Thanks for organizing it again.
dizzydolphin is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 05-21-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

Thank you for your kind words! I am hopeful we will have lots of people signing up again. I know I received cards from all over the US and the kids really enjoyed this project. I saved the cards from that year with the hopes that I could reuse them if I needed to.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
kckrzy's Avatar
kckrzy kckrzy is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,491
Senior Member

kckrzy
 
kckrzy's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,491
Senior Member

Old 05-21-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

I just emailed you. Thanks for doing this.


kckrzy is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 06-15-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

Thanks for those who have emailed so far. I still have 5 days left of school, but will get to writing confirmation emails once I "officially" add your name to the list. But, like I said before, NO ONE will be turned away if you sign up by July 30th.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
tangerine's Avatar
tangerine tangerine is offline
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 612
Blog Entries: 9
Senior Member

tangerine
 
tangerine's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 612
Senior Member
Virginia here!
Old 06-24-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

I want in on this one, please! I did an exchange last year, but we only got about 20 postcards back. The kids were still thrilled, so I definitely want to try it again.

I've already got my postcards!

~Tangerine
tangerine is offline   Reply With Quote
tallgor tallgor is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
New Member

tallgor
 
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
New Member
Question about type of postcard?
Old 06-27-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

I would love to join this exchange but I had a question first. Would you like the postcards to be from any place in our state with facts about that place or just from our hometowns with facts from all over our state?
tallgor is offline   Reply With Quote
NoElephants's Avatar
NoElephants NoElephants is online now
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 5,308
Senior Member

NoElephants
 
NoElephants's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 5,308
Senior Member

Old 06-28-2014, 06:34 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

Thank you so much for doing this. I can never get in to these because my state is always taken immediately.
NoElephants is online now   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 06-30-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

@ Tangerine,

Please follow the directions above to sign up. I just got home from a big road trip and will start organizing soon.


MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 06-30-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

@tallgor,

You can choose what you like. A few years ago I had postcards printed with facts about the major city I teach in, but you could do state. Some people have the students write the facts.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 06-30-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #12

@NoElephants,

Sign up with the information above if you haven't done so already.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
TeacherWiz's Avatar
TeacherWiz TeacherWiz is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 230
Full Member

TeacherWiz
 
TeacherWiz's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 230
Full Member
Question
Old 06-30-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #13

Does it matter what grade we teach? Thanks!
TeacherWiz is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 06-30-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #14

Grade level does not matter, as long as you are okay with knowing that you could receive hand-written and/or hand-drawn post cards from little ones and big ones alike.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
tangerine's Avatar
tangerine tangerine is offline
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 612
Blog Entries: 9
Senior Member

tangerine
 
tangerine's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 612
Senior Member
:)
Old 06-30-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #15

@MrsCroak - I emailed you last week. Thanks!
tangerine is offline   Reply With Quote
FreddieFriend FreddieFriend is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 11
New Member

FreddieFriend
 
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 11
New Member
Postcard Exchange
Old 07-06-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #16

Yea!!! I don't like being excluded.

I appreciate you Mrs. Croak!

Thank you for doing this.

I emailed you.
FreddieFriend is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 07-06-2014, 05:36 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #17

I just wanted to tell everyone, that my postcard project organization will happen shortly! I took a road trip to visit some family and came home to celebrate the 4th with friends and family. I guess that means tomorrow is my unofficial start to summer "break"... I will reply to everyone via email once I have your information and when I'm caught up, I will post on this thread to let everyone know. That way, if you emailed and I didn't get it, you can resend your info.

MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 07-06-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #18

P.S. It looks like there are about 30 people signed up so far! Tell your teacher friends!
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
Sunshine0206 Sunshine0206 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 46
Junior Member

Sunshine0206
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 46
Junior Member
E-mailed
Old 07-08-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #19

Thank you! I e-mailed you!
Sunshine0206 is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member
July 9th
Old 07-09-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #20

Hi Everyone,

So far I've updated my list and sent out confirmation emails to everyone who has signed up so far. If you signed up but did not receive a confirmation email, please check your junk/spam folder.

Additionally, I noticed that yahoo email addresses were prompting me to type in a special code because they thought I was spam.

**** If you are joining, or have joined, please add my postcard email address to your email address book and my emails should be sent to your inbox. US_PostcardExchange at Yahoo . com is the address. I can't type it out regularly because it will be X'd out by PT.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 07-09-2014, 11:14 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #21

P.S., I will accept new participants until July 30th. After July 30th I will only accept new participants to make our numbers work.

I expect to email out lists by September 15th.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
Raizy Raizy is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 10
New Member

Raizy
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 10
New Member
We'd love to join
Old 07-10-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #22

Hi. I emailed you per the instructions in your post. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Raizy is offline   Reply With Quote
Ms.Haze Ms.Haze is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 13
New Member

Ms.Haze
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 13
New Member
emailed you
Old 07-17-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #23

Hi,

I'm teaching 5th grade in CA and would love to have my class participate! I just emailed you the information in the format you requested. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Ms.Haze is offline   Reply With Quote
BBrock's Avatar
BBrock BBrock is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 426
Full Member

BBrock
 
BBrock's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 426
Full Member
Orlando fl
Old 07-17-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #24

Me!!! I want to do this!!! I teach gifted grades 1-5, but may just focus on my 3-4 graders with this, since it goes with a theme we are doing. So awesome! I will email you tonight!
BBrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Coopsgrammy's Avatar
Coopsgrammy Coopsgrammy is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 4,218
Senior Member

Coopsgrammy
 
Coopsgrammy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 4,218
Senior Member
I emailed you!
Old 07-17-2014, 06:45 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #25

Excited to be part of this exchange!!
Coopsgrammy is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 07-17-2014, 07:03 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #26

I have about 10 emails in my inbox that I will probably handle tomorrow. Please remember to add my email address to your address book because yahoo sometimes thinks that I'm a spammer because I keep sending the same message to people.

If you signed up more than a week ago, check your inbox and/or your spam folder. I sent a confirmation email. Any newer participants should hear from me by the end of the weekend.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
tchrwgrntms tchrwgrntms is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
New Member

tchrwgrntms
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
New Member
Postcard Exchange
Old 07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #27

Thank you so much. I finally found one that will accept my groups. I will email you at the yahoo address.
tchrwgrntms is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 07-22-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #28

July 22, 2014 -- 10:00pm eastern time

I have updated the list of participants as of the date/time above. We now have 45 participants and are willing to accept more. All participants who have signed up should have received a confirmation email from me. If you did not, please check your SPAM email folder.

Remember that nobody will be left out if they sign up by July 31st.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
Raizy Raizy is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 10
New Member

Raizy
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 10
New Member
List of States
Old 07-23-2014, 06:11 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #29

Got your email!! Very excited...

Can you list which states you have thus far? I may have some friends in other states to round out the list so we can at least have each of the 50 states....

Thanks for arranging this!
Raizy is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 07-23-2014, 09:36 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #30

If you have other teacher friends who are interested in joining, please forward them a link to this thread. I would love to have more participants, regardless of their location. I think what makes this a successful postcard exchange often has to do with the fact that it is made up of teachers who want to be a part, but often end up being left out of another exchange because their state is already "taken"...

If we end up with more than 50 participants, I will do my best to spread out locations.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 07-23-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #31

If you are participating, I forgot to mention that I found US wall maps in the seasonal back to school section at Target for $3.99! These are great if you are creating a bulletin board!
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MsEduQueen MsEduQueen is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
New Member

MsEduQueen
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
New Member

Old 07-24-2014, 09:22 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #32

My students will be thrilled as well as my staff!! Thank you for your time & efforts!!! Yay us!!
MsEduQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 07-27-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #33

UPDATED July 27, 2014, 2:40pm EST

All emails have been accepted as of the time listed above. Each participant should have already received a confirmation email from me that they are part of the postcard exchange.

There is still time left! If you are interested, please follow the instructions at the beginning of this post. At the end of the month, I will total the number of participants and then post how many more people we need (I need even groups of 10 to make this work).

If you know of someone who teaches, please send them a link to this thread or have them email me.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
bpeterson3
 
 
Guest

bpeterson3
 
 
Guest
So excited!
Old 07-30-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #34

Just found this post today and I see that it is the last day to sign up. This sounds like such a wonderful opportunity for my students and I'm hoping to get an email back!!!
  Reply With Quote
seahorseteach seahorseteach is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
New Member

seahorseteach
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
New Member
Postcard exchange
Old 08-06-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #35

This sounds awesome! So sad I didn't see this before 7/30. I emailed you my info. Keeping my fingers crossed! :-))
seahorseteach is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 08-06-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #36

August 6, 2014, 4:19PM EST

I am pleased to tell you that we have 62 participants so far. We need even numbers of 10, so we still need EIGHT more participants.

Please share with your friends who are teachers in other districts and states! Everyone who has emailed me this far should have already received a confirmation email. Remember to add my email address to your address book and check your spam folder if you did not receive one. If you are unsure, please contact me and I can confirm your spot.

I will update here when the exchange is full.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg us map.jpg (28.7 KB, 19 views)
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
dizzydolphin's Avatar
dizzydolphin dizzydolphin is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 660
Senior Member

dizzydolphin
 
dizzydolphin's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 660
Senior Member
You are awesome!
Old 08-06-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #37

I can't thank you enough for organizing this! I loved the last one and still have the postcards. I also put up a bulletin board with a map to learn the regions as the cards come in. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
dizzydolphin is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 08-06-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #38

It's a great idea to save postcards from year to year in the event that you sign up again. Then, if you find gaps in your map, you can fill them in with postcards from the past!
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 08-06-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #39

We now have 64 participants and are in need of 6 more!
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MsEduQueen MsEduQueen is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
New Member

MsEduQueen
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
New Member

Old 08-06-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #40

Thank you!! Will definitely take a look!! Hopefully I'm not too late.
MsEduQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
thumperina09's Avatar
thumperina09 thumperina09 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 13
New Member

thumperina09
 
thumperina09's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 13
New Member
Please add me to your list :on knees begging:
Old 08-06-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #41

I sent you an email asking if you would consider my class. Please
thumperina09 is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 08-06-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #42

We now have 66 participants and need 4 more participants.

Thumperina, if you are located in CA, I got your message, but I need you to respond to my email.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
dem03002 dem03002 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1
New Member

dem03002
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1
New Member
Still Room?
Old 08-11-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #43

I just sent you an email in the hopes to join! Please let me know if you didn't get it. Thanks!
dem03002 is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 08-11-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #44

UPDATE: August 11, 2014, 4:10pm EST

All requests have been answered as of the time above. Please check your email for my confirmation. We have 68 participants and need TWO MORE! Will it be you?

*Please remember to add my postcard email address in your address book so my correspondence doesn't end up in your spam folder.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
3rdgradeKel 3rdgradeKel is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11
New Member

3rdgradeKel
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11
New Member
Postcard Exchange
Old 08-15-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #45

Mrs. Jones,
I just learned that my postcard exchange for this year is not happening, so I am begging to be a part of your exchange. I realize that I am begging but hoping you will have compassion. We are a small private school in San Diego and our postcard is really beautiful. I am hoping that you will help me out.
Kelly
3rdgradeKel is offline   Reply With Quote
3rdgradeKel 3rdgradeKel is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11
New Member

3rdgradeKel
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11
New Member
Postcard CA Exchange 3rd grade
Old 08-15-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #46

Hi we are a private school in San Diego CA. We would love to be a part of your exchange. I know too that you already have CA filled, but San Diego is a fun postcard to receive. What do you think?
3rdgradeKel is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 08-15-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #47

3rdgradeKel,

Are you looking for a Mrs. Jones? I'm confused about your post about us already having CA filled. If you want to be a part of our postcard exchange (50 cards, but because we didn't turn anyone away, you may get more than one from a certain state, but not a card from another state), you must follow the directions at the top of this thread. We have ONE slot open. It will be given to the next email I receive at the address listed in the top of this post.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member
This postcard exchange is now closed
Old 08-16-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #48

August 16, 2014, 9:42PM EST

This postcard exchange is now closed. We cannot accept any more participants for the current 2014-2015 school year. Please bookmark this thread and I will try to respond here in the spring when we plan for the following year.

MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
miker miker is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Full Member

miker
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Full Member
Some Suggestions
Old 09-01-2014, 06:19 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #49

Having participated (and coordinated) postcard exchanges in the past, I'd like to share how I used them to extend learning and my students interest.

1. I scanned the front and back of the postcards received and posted them on my class web site. I included the school name, city, and state, and the date the card was received so my students can share the cards with their families.

2. I looked up the school on Google Maps and showed my kids what the school looks like and what the surrounding area is like.

3. I showed the school's web site and/or class web site to see their schedule, what they are learning, what the school is like, etc.

Hope this helps. If anyone has any other ideas, I would appreciate you sharing them here with all of us. Thanks!
miker is offline   Reply With Quote
Jenny Kime
 
 
Guest

Jenny Kime
 
 
Guest
Postcard Exchange
Old 09-10-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #50

Just checking to see if I'm part of this exchange. I think I got a confirmation e-mail from you, but can't seem to find it. We've started our state region studies, and I wanted to get started on our postcards. Can you verify for me? Thanks! Jenny
  Reply With Quote
sisterwoman
Old 09-13-2014, 07:15 AM
This message has been deleted by sisterwoman. Reason: just found my answer
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 09-21-2014, 04:41 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #51

September 21, 2014 - 8:38 PM EST

Update: All addresses have been emailed out to existing participants.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER if you did not receive the latest email. Additionally, you can email me at the email address listed above if you still cannot find it.

******************************* ****************************

At this time, we cannot accept new participants. But, you can bookmark this thread because I will update in the spring when we will open up again. I still plan on accepting EVERYONE as long as they sign up by a certain date. Currently there are 70 members participating!
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MsEduQueen MsEduQueen is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
New Member

MsEduQueen
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
New Member
Missing States
Old 09-25-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #52

We are excited to be a part of this postcard exchange!!!! Unfortunately, we aren't receiving postcards from many states. We have our assigned cities/states and will begin to send out our postcards very soon. Our map is still going to be half empty. We would love to receive and exchange postcards with the following states.

Theses aren't on our list......

Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Hawaii and Alaska.
MsEduQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 09-25-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #53

MsEduQueen,

There are 70 people participating in this exchange. Therefore, the list that you received only represents the people you are sending postcards TO.

While I made it clear in the initial post above that you may not receive cards from every state, I spent many hours arranging this exchange so states were evenly distributed. And many of the states you listed above as non-participants ARE A PART of my exchange. Those states may actually be a part of the groups that are sending postcards to you. And those states listed will receive cards from more people than just the people who are a part of your "group".

I am writing this because your list written above makes this exchange look like a weak one. When I organized it the last time, the participants were so excited that they weren't excluded from other exchanges, that I believe we had an incredible turnout.

If you are looking to organize yourself to receive postcards, please do so on another thread. It now looks like we are looking for more states this year and we are not able to do that at this time. Here is a link to the Proteacher board for post office requests.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 09-26-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #54

Dear Participants,

I just emailed everyone a checklist for you to keep as you receive cards. This checklist lists all of the people scheduled to send you a card. When you receive this card, check off their name. In January of 2015, email me the name of any participant that has not sent you a card.

I spent my Friday night addressing postcards and I will get my stamps on Monday! I can't wait to start filling in our postcard exchange display!
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
thumperina thumperina is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 12
New Member

thumperina
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 12
New Member
postcard ideas
Old 09-28-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #55

I was going to go online to look for reasonably priced postcards and thought I would ask here first. Any ideas?
thumperina is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 09-29-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #56

Try Vista Print.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
thumperina thumperina is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 12
New Member

thumperina
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 12
New Member
Post cards
Old 10-02-2014, 06:45 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #57

Okay, I guess I was under the impression that they actually had to be postcards with a California or whatever state you were doing picture on the front. That makes it much easier then. I will try and get something that depicts our state on the front. Thanks for clarifying it for me.
thumperina is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 10-02-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #58

When I made them from PA, I used a photograph and they look completely like regular postcards you would find at a tourist center.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
thumperina thumperina is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 12
New Member

thumperina
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 12
New Member

Old 10-03-2014, 08:35 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #59

thank you!
thumperina is offline   Reply With Quote
miker miker is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Full Member

miker
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Full Member
Mailing Today!
Old 10-07-2014, 03:00 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #60

I am mailing my 50 postcards today to group #3. Please be on the lookout for them. My kids are looking forward to receiving your postcards!

If this helps anyone, I purchased my postcards at an airport gift shop.

Mike Ryter
Ridgewood, NJ
miker is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 10-07-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #61

yay! I bought my postcard stamps yesterday, so my cards should be out by the weekend!
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
Jenny Kime
 
 
Guest

Jenny Kime
 
 
Guest

Old 10-14-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #62

MsEduQueen,

I'd love to receive these other states too. I'm willing to send more postcards than were on my original list to receive them from more states. Maybe if others will comment here, we can put together an extra exchange :0)

Jenny Kime
  Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 10-14-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #63

If you are going to start a new list, please start a new thread so no original members are confused. Here is a link to the Post Office page where you can create your own post: http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...isplay.php?f=4

Thank you.

P.S., Jenny Kime, I will email you back once I get to the computer that I have affiliated with the postcard exchange email account.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
thumperina thumperina is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 12
New Member

thumperina
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 12
New Member
First Post Card
Old 10-19-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #64

I forgot to mention that we received our first postcard in the mail from Tennessee! We are currently on break but will be sending cards out as soon as Tuesday! My kids were really excited and have been enjoying looking up facts for our state.
thumperina is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 11-01-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #65

This is a friendly reminder that it is now November and postcards should be mailed by the end of this month. If you cannot mail out cards in time, please email me to let me know.
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
tangerine's Avatar
tangerine tangerine is offline
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 612
Blog Entries: 9
Senior Member

tangerine
 
tangerine's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 612
Senior Member
Five so far!
Old 11-03-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #66

I sent our postcards out about a week ago. So far we've gotten five, and my kids are having a blast with it!
tangerine is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsCroak's Avatar
MrsCroak MrsCroak is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

MrsCroak
 
MrsCroak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,882
Senior Member

Old 11-05-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #67

As of today we have received 9 cards (the ninth card arrived today so it's not up yet)! My kids are super excited!
Attachment

Sign in to view attachment. Not a member? Sign Up FREE
MrsCroak is offline   Reply With Quote
miker miker is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Full Member

miker
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Full Member
Rec'd a Blank Postcard
Old 11-18-2014, 03:53 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #68

I received a postcard yesterday from Lakeland, Florida - at least that was what was imprinted on the card. It was postmarked Tampa/St. Pete, and it was blank. It had no message at all; it did have the mailing label (obviously) but that's it.

I've received 19 postcards so far with six of them arriving yesterday.
miker is offline   Reply With Quote
Sunshine0206 Sunshine0206 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 46
Junior Member

Sunshine0206
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 46
Junior Member
Lots of postcards coming
Old 11-18-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #69

Mine were just sent out, and my class is really enjoying receiving them from around the country! We are getting a lot this week. It's been fun.
Sunshine0206 is offline   Reply With Quote
miker miker is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Full Member

miker
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Full Member
Recap - 1/6/15
Old 01-06-2015, 10:52 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #70

I received 36 of my 50 postcards; two of them were waiting in my mailbox yesterday when I returned from vacation. Thanks to all who sent them!
miker is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
BusyBoard
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:28 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net