I have gotten a tremendous response about doing this. Let me answer some questions.
I have 30 kids in my class total. It does not matter if they are art or drugstore postcards. You do not have to send 30. One postcard will be wonderful. We start it as a little geography lesson where they will map where the postcards are coming from. We may do a little graphing with it. We will do whatever else I can think of. They will get to read them aloud. The kids will get to keep the ones they read. They cannot respond to all of you, but they will respond to some of you. I will try to respond to as many of you as possible. If someone sends me a bunch, then I will have one child respond to the sender. Someone is sending me postage (very thoughtful, thanks very much). You do not have to put your full address. Just your name and city, state would be great, so we know where it came from. If you would like a return card, then put your full address on there. I will have one of the kids respond. It is a great way for them to learn how to address a postcard/envelope. Most of my kids do not know how to do it properly. I will black out your address before they get to keep it. My kids will sign their first names only - privacy issues.
My school address is
Belinda Spiwak - Room 302
3545 S. 61st Avenue
Cicero IL, 60804
We get out for winter break on December 19th. It would be nice if we could get the postcard before then. If you are busy, please feel free to mail after the holidays. The kids will love them after break as well.
Thank you for giving them something to look forward to. I can't always think of imaginative, creative, fun things to do for every lesson. They will love taking time to do this.