Sunday, March 6, 2011

Off to Mail a Postcard!

We have been participating in the Preschool Postcard Exchange; set up by Deborah from Teach Preschool.  While we've been writing, sending out and receiving postcards, the children haven't had a chance yet to help mail a postcard!  

Well, on Friday the weather was finally nice enough for us to go take a walk to the mailbox to mail one of our postcards with our friends from the other classroom.  Just so you know, the walk to the mailbox is NOT a small adventure!  We have to cross one street with walk signs that are not possibly long enough for an average ADULT to make it across the street, let alone a child!  Even with only taking a small portion of children at a time, we had to walk fast!  With that being said, we made it!  All children accounted for and adults suffering a true heart attack while crossing the street!  (Although, I may have had a minor one!)


By the time we got to the mailbox, the children were excited about everything else around them (including a firetruck parked at the grocery store!) and mailing one postcard was a bit anti- climatic!  I'm sure this won't be our last trip to the mailbox though, so perhaps they will be a bit more excited next time, since everything won't be quite as new!
This final photo (below) may give you an idea of why I almost had a heart attack while crossing the street!  Semi-trucks routinely travel down the street we need to cross to reach the mailbox (although this photo was NOT taken while we were crossing!).  While all children are with adults and are holding hands, it doesn't make me any less nervous!   And, of course, all of the little guys in my classroom are in a stroller, wagon or holding an adults we just may have to figure out an even safer...ok...ultra-safe way for the children in the other classroom to cross...if for no other reason than to keep me from having a heart attack!  And I'd say that's a pretty darn good reason! 


  1. Pam,
    I've just joined up, and am looking forward to following you. Thanks for dropping by my blog, and your comment. I agree wholeheartedly in the "less is more" theory!
    All the best!

  2. Wow - what a trip you all made!! I love it and thank you so much for sharing:)

  3. What a wonderful, meaningful, real life learning experience :)

  4. Deborah- thanks so much for setting this up! It's been a great experience!


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