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Update on Postcard Project

April 9, 2011 by teacher102 · 37 Comments · Uncategorized

We have received 4 postcards so far and have been excited to learn “where in the world” they are coming from. We looked at google earth the other day and located the four places.  Thanks to our new friends for sending us such lovely postcards.

1. Arbroath, Scotland

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2. Shetland, Scotland – Shetland is an island.
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3. Leopold, Victoria, Australia –
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4. Invercargill, New Zealand –
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This postcard project is amazing and so fun. I love to check my mailbox in the Teacher’s room each day to see if there is a card for us. I think we will need to write a few more postcards next week.

When you go on a trip or vacation do you send a post card to friends or family?

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37 Comments so far ↓

  • Dee

    Hi Mrs Lynch,

    Wow, these are really great photos. They look so peaceful, relaxing, and beautiful scenery. I never really thought of visiting Scotland before and I have to admit I don’t know much about this area of the world. I do have a work colleague from Belgium and now I see from which part of the world he came from because of that map. I find that this post card idea is a great way to help my Kayliya understand that the world is a bigger place then what she sees. I usually take lots of pictures if I travel and show them to friends and families, so I only buy post cards if I don’t get to go see a specific place.

    I will try to make some time go visit the blog links that you provided with Kayliya.

    Kayliya’s mom.

  • aa

    Dear Mrs Lynch,

    How wonderful as you sure did receive a really beautiful selection of postcards from different parts of the world.

    Postcards are so wonderful as they really do capture the moment of the places you may visit.
    What I love about postcards is they say so much and when a person receives the postcard they too become included as part of your travels.

    Great post Mrs Lynch.
    From your blogging pal,
    AA :)

  • Lia

    Dear mrs lynch
    I liked that you put the postcards that we got on the blog. and I hope that that we get more postcards. and too i hope that we sand more postcards too. postcards are realy realy fun.
    from Lia.

  • teacher102

    Dear Dee,
    This is a great comment. It is always great to hear from you. I think that is one great reason to send/ receive postcards because you can learn about or share places that you would like to visit some day. I love google earth because you can see where places are so easily. You can zoom in and out to get a better view, too. I hope you and Kayliya will enjoy visiting some of the blogs. If you leave a comment be sure to say where you are from.
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • teacher102

    Dear Lia,
    Thanks for your comment. You are doing a great job writing comments and I love to read each one. We will need to send some more postcards as we did receive a few more. We will look at the new ones on Tuesday. I’m glad you like this project.
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • teacher102

    Dear AA,
    Thanks for your lovely comment. It is always so nice to hear from you. I like how you said when we send a postcard the person who receives the postcard can feel included in the trip. That is so true. I ususally put postcards that I receive from family and friends on my refrigerator with a magnet. Then I can think of them when I see it.
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • Cassandra

    dear mrs Lynch

    I love the postcards on the blog and the vidos to and abra.

    from Cassandra

  • teacher102

    Hi Cassandra,
    Thanks for your great comment. I’m glad you like abra. You are so independent on the computer now. I am very proud of you. Did you write some sentences on abra this weekend?
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • Eric

    Dear Mrs Lynch

    I must admit that in these electroni days, post cards are not as popular as they use to be. We now send emails or we put pictures on the web so our friends can see them.

    Post cards are still a great way to send news, we will try to use them in the future!

    Eric

  • teacher102

    Dear Eric,
    You are not alone. I know that I send far less postcards than I used to, also. I do the same as you more often – send digital photos through email. I use the regular mail less frequently as a whole though I look in my mailbox each day hoping there will be something for me -not just advertising and bills. Thanks for the great comment.
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • Bianca

    Dear Mrs Lynch,
    Awesome post.

    I do not send postcards that much.

    Do your students send postcards?

    I love the photos you put on your post it really stands out.

    From your Australian friend,
    Bianca.

  • Josée

    Dear Mrs Lynch,

    Wow…This is a great idea. It will help my geography as this was not my strong subject in school!! Sadly, just like letters, postcards have lost popularity with the venu of computers!
    Does class 102 send postcard to the other schools blogs??

    Josée(Léo’s mom)

  • andre

    hi mrs lynch,
    I think your poste card project is awsome
    the kids must realy be excited when they recieve
    new postcards.I know when we travel my wife likes to send postcards and letters to her family ,she is not a fan on internet.
    keep up the great work and thank you.
    andre

  • teacher102

    Dear Andre,
    Thanks for the great comment. This is a great project as it is fun to see on google earth where these places are. We have about 5 new postcards to check out and look up on google earth. That was a nice post card that Talyssa shared today. She was so happy to show it.
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • teacher102

    Dear Josee,
    Thanks for your comment. I decided to just show the google earth in the classroom to keep places and identities safe. It is so interesting to be able to use google earth to locate all the different places in the world. It will be much easier for students today to learn geography I think.
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • Léo

    Dear mrs Lynch

    I like the postcard that the other persons send us I like the one that tallysa brought this morning

    Léo

  • mya

    dere bianca I love your Blog Because you Did a good Job and happy Birthday

    from mya

  • mya

    dere bianca
    I love your blog because you do a good job.
    Happy Birthday. what will you do.
    from mya

  • JUSTIN

    Dear Mrs. Lynch,
    I love you.
    Will we do more panting?
    can we do more art plees.
    from,
    Justin

  • angela

    Dear Mrs.Lynch’s class,
    We got your post cards. I enjoyed reading one of the cards. We sent your class a card. Did you get the card? If so did you like it?
    Your friend,
    Angela

  • Eric

    Dear Mrs Lynch and students,

    I do not have a postcard however I would like to share with you some pictures form the Saguenay Fjord, where I am from.

    The Saguenay is about a 5 hour drive north from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It is fabulous, specially if to go there you go through “The Parc national des grands Jardins ( http://www.sepaq.com/pq/grj/ )

    You can see some great pictures form the Saguenay Fjord, people from there call it “Le Royaume du Saguenay”: http://www.pbase.com/zobroc/fjord_saguenay

    A lot of people asks what is a fjord. I went to Wikipedia to give you the exact definition:
    A fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created in a valley carved by glacial activity.
    You can go to this link to know more and to see more pictures of Fjords like the one in New-Zeland called Milford Sound: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord

    I guess it is enough information for today!

    Enjoy the pictures

    Eric

  • teacher102

    Dear Eric,
    Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures. I liked the ones of the fjords. I was in Norway once on a cruise. I could have taken a trip to see some fjords but I think I just stayed in Bergen – which was beautiful.
    from
    Mrs. Lynch

  • Dee

    Hi,

    I really liked the pictures of the Fjords, I have always loved looking at mountain sceneries. You sure are lucky to be able to see such sights close to where you live Eric.

    You mentioned google earth before Mrs Lynch, can you really see whereever you type or is it like a 3d computer generated viewing?

    Dee

    • teacher102

      Dear Dee,
      Google Earth is awesome. It depends, sometimes you can see right up close. When you saw those photos that I had up I had zoomed out so you could tell where it was. Do you have google earth on your computer? I think it is a free download. Thanks for your great comment and question.
      from,
      Mrs. Lynch

  • David Eldridge

    The postcard project is great, but I think I have become very confused with who has sent what and who we have replied to. My students are enthusiastic but not always reliable! I am on holiday now and tomorrow I plan to send a card!

    I really enjoy visiting your blog, it’s always light and cheerful.

    Take care
    Mr E
    Hawes
    England

    • teacher102

      Hi Mr. E,
      I hope you are enjoying spring… We have had lots of rain lately but today was a beautiful sunny day. Thanks for your comment and compliment. We love to hear from you. I was very happy to participate in this postcard project.
      from,
      Mrs. Lynch

  • Mrs. Moore

    Dear Mrs. Lynch and first graders,

    Your fantastic teacher visited our Techie Kids blog, so I just had to come over and visit you as well. It looks like you are doing a lot of exciting things in Quebec! We have received postcards from 3 of the 4 countries you have listed. We do not have a card from New Zealand yet. We will be creating a post about it soon. We also think it is very exciting to find out where in the world each of our buddies live. Our class is excited to be making connections with our learning. Thanks for sharing your awesome blog with us!

    Your postcard pal,
    Mrs. M❀❀re

  • Kara

    Dear Mrs. Lynch,

    When I go on vacation I always send a postcard to my family. When I went to Florida, I sent a postcard with dolphins on it to my grandma. Well, nice talking to you.

    Your friend,
    Kara Techie Kids

  • teacher102

    Dear Mr. Eldridge,
    I have similar feelings. It is great getting the postcards but a bit difficult to keep track of who I need to send one to. I have two classes I know I need to send one to. Hopefully, that will happen next week. I have a question for you. We have been working on Miss Mary Mack. Thanks for giving me the idea. When visiting your blog I noticed other classes doing clapping games. I thought I saw a video of a jumprope game about sausages. Now I don’t see it. Was it you? I want to show my class. I know we sent one to you.
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • teacher102

    Dear Kara,
    Hi. Thanks for visiting our blog. Your class has a great blog, too. My students are just starting to comment. I hope they will visit other blogs like you are doing and make a comment. Thanks for sharing that you send postcards when you are on vacation.
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • Julie

    Hi Class:

    Perhaps it would be fun to send postcards out from Canada and Quebec so that others can see what a beautiful country we have and can learn about our Country as well. Postcards don’t necessarily have to be bought, you can make them as well and draw something that reminds you of your Country and the place you live. I alwys think snow must be fasscinating for people wo live in warmer areas where it never snows… What do you think we could draw to share our Country with others?

    Julie

  • teacher102

    Dear Julie,
    This is a great comment. I liked how you asked a question. We did send some beautiful postcards to the classes in the project. I used some that I had at home and a few were skiing postcards from Le Massif. I guess we think alike. I think your idea of making our own postcards is a great one. I find it so interesting that Australia has the opposite season as we do. They are in their Autumn season now. We could draw food that is popular like poutine, or famous landmarks like the Olympic Stadium.
    It is always great to hear from you, Julie.
    from,
    Mrs. Lynch

  • David Eldridge

    Hello Mrs Lynch,
    http://hawesps.posterous.com/skipping-game-sausage-in-a-pan
    I think this link will find what you want.
    It’s on our front page and is the fifth item down. I think this is a nice routine for younger children and older people!
    As you slip into autumn we are slipping into spring, buds and green leaves on trees!

    Mr E
    Hawes

  • kwebbscheers

    Dear Mrs. Lynch,

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on our class blog, The Classroom Connection. The students in 4WS are LOVING the postcard project. What a wonderful way to combine old technology with new.
    How many postcards have you received so far? I will make sure that one of the students sends one along to you from our class.

    Take care,

    ♥ Mrs. Webb-Scheers

  • Noémie Lafond

    Dear Mrs Lynch!
    Wow!!! I think we can now say that it is a REAL SUCCESS!
    Merci mille fois pour toute l’énergie que vous investissez dans votre travail et pour toute la passion que vous démontrez jour après jour!!!
    Sorry for the french part, but I could never have said that in english :-)
    And Éric, your post is really breath taking. Full of infos and images that worth the time that you probably spent on it! Thank you very much!!!

    Noémie

  • Kara

    Dear Mrs. Lynch,

    This is my first year commenting,too. I love to comment. Does your class like to comment? Do you send postcards a lot to family or friends? On Techie Kids we have a new post called Postcard Pals Inquiry with a Linoit board. You should come to Techie Kids and check it out to help us learn.

    Your friend,
    Kara Techie Kids

    • teacher102

      Dear Kara,
      Thanks for visiting our blog and for the awesome comment. We love the postcard project. Your post with the slideshow of your postcards is super. I might do that next week. I still need to check out the linoit board. I have never heard of that. I will go to your blog again today. Happy Easter. Oh and my kids love to comment too. I will tell them to go to your blog.
      from,
      Mrs. Lynch

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