Thursday, July 31, 2014

Great American Mail Race Anyone?





Great American Mail Race Anyone?

Maybe it’s just me, but every year I tell myself that this is the year I will do the Great American Mail Race with my students. But once the year gets moving I can never seem to follow through. Maybe it’s the MASSIVE amount of paperwork and set up of the year or maybe it’s just me.. either way this year is going to be different!

Hence the reason I am doing all of the legwork now! Maybe this way I can start the year with a better plan of action and actually follow through!

I have two classes that I teach Language Arts/ Social Studies to, so if you are interested in linking up with my 3rd and 4th Grade classes that would be AWESOME!! I think this will be a good way to make sure we get responses, as well as putting a little fire under my behind to see things through! 

If you would like to link up with my classes comment below so that we can CONNECT!! 


If you want to purchase my student packet that contains all of the handouts to get the kids started find it here -> Mail Race Student Guidelines Packet

2 comments:

  1. I would love to hook up my 3/4 class this year. I have never done it but have always wanted to and need some ideas on how to get started as well.

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  2. This is a great project! My students do this as our first unit each year and students love it. They get excited about hearing from actual schools and other classrooms. Sometimes we get many responses and we've had a few years where we only received a few. Regardless, it's so worth it. Student learn basic letter writing skills that are sometimes forgotten in this digital world.

    Thanks for posting this article and keeping GAMR alive!

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