Gulliver is eagerly awaiting International Post Day, October 9, 2013. He has been trying his paw at making his own postcard, cutting card stock in halves and quarters and gluing old map sections to the card stock. To celebrate this day, the classrooms who have been receiving cards will be making their own postcards describing their community and what they like to do. Those cards are then put in a large envelope and mailed to another classroom. The classrooms will receive an envelope in return, though not necessarily the same number of cards sent, depending on class sizes. At this time, there are no international classrooms set up to swap with. Maybe next year.
The cards may vary from hand drawn to photographs to stickers, map sections and collages of pictures from local magazines. The most important part is not the picture, but what is written by the student. This is an exercise in creative thinking, evaluating his/her surroundings and communicating in complete sentences. Cats are always aware of their surroundings, now it is time to take a page from their “book of life” and stretch your horizons.
As a side note, here is an excellent short history on the origin of the postcard: http://www.co.seneca.ny.us/history/Postcards%20History.pdf