Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July, Currently, Postcards

Happy  Fourth of July Eve!

I will be spending tomorrow with family at our annual reunion. Each year one person is asked to read a poem, verse etc… in honor of the family members that has passed during the year. Well, this year it is my turn. I have a couple of things picked out, but, if you know of a poem or a verse I should consider please let me know. It should be a great day full of food, fellowship, fun and fireworks!

Now, for my Currently…I am linking up with Farley, she has the best Pledge of Allegiance posters! Although I am sure you have seen them since I am late joining the party.  

As for the favorite read aloud I chose Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse just because both my girls loved this book when they were younger.  There are so many fabulous read aloud that it was hard to choose just one.  Right now my go to book is Math Workstations because I am trying really hard to implement the math workstations better this year.  I am also reading Guided Math and it is a wonderful resources to improve my math instruction.

 WOW! This postcard exchange is going to be great. My new friend Lili shared some things she used when she teaches about the United States. She wrote "I made a big map of the U.S. and every time we learn from a new state they paste the state on it and then we put the nickname, bird, and flower, I also made these using cute clipart from DJ Inkers. In general is a great activity that we really enjoy."   She included this picture:


The best party is that she has the pieces she uses for her Map free in her TPT Store. Check it out! 

We still have a few states left in “The Great Postcard Exchange”.  If your state is listed below and you would like to participate in our exchange please email me at mechele.barrow@gmail.com.

If you still want to participate email me, I have some contacts that are also organizing other exchanges.  If you are organizing another exchange please let me know so I can pass on your contact information.


  1. I love your ideas! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Stop by my blog to see the details! Hurray!

    Teaching with Moxie

  2. I love the sound of silence!! So rare, yet so beautiful!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  3. The postcard exchange sounds like fun. That's the kind of thing I miss since leaving the regular classroom. I hope you get all of your states!

  4. I just found your blog. I am your newest follower. I wish I would have found you sooner. I would have loved to have been apart of your post card exchange.


  5. Just posted on my blog at http://ericashep.blogspot.com/2012/07/postcard-exchange.html

    1. Thanks so much. Had some of your readers contact me.