I teach 7th grade social studies in a small town just south of the capital city of Lansing in the state of Michigan. We focus on the Eastern Hemisphere, so I am really interested in receiving postcards to share with my students from those areas of the world. (Postcards with city views, maps, examples of cultural specific items, etc. are perfect!) I understand that I cannot make demands for specific postcards, but I thought you might like to know that...However, we read and appreciate EVERY card that we receive. EVERY postcard is hanging up in my classroom. (We might run out of room soon!)
Information about what sports are popular might be interesting to the students, as well as, important holidays/celebrations. Many would be interested to know what musicians are popular and/or what you like to eat (we have recently discovered recipe postcards & find them to be VERY interesting!). We don't mind ad cards either--we like to see the differences between our country and yours! :)
We look forward to hearing from you. (If possible, could you please upload a photo of the card you send and/or receive from us? It is very helpful.) Thank you very much. :)
Helpful Hints: Please write the ID number somewhere other than the bottom of the card. The U.S. Postal Service often stamps through that area and/or places a sticker over it making it hard to read and register. This will lead to quicker registering because we will not have to ask for help from Postcrossing. Thanks! :)
Another excellent site that we recently discovered is: http://sendkidstheworld.com The "Send Kids the World" site features kids with life threatening illnesses and injuries. It enables you to reach out to them and send them encouraging postcards from all around the world. :)
Update: On April 5, 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage III Ovarian Cancer. If you (or someone you know) is battling with the same disease, I would be very interested in hearing your/their story. When was the diagnosis? How are you (they) choosing to combat the disease? How are you/they feeling? Any advice for me, as my struggle has really only recently began? I have had surgery and started chemotherapy. I currently feel pretty good overall. My friends, family, colleagues, students, pets, and even strangers, have helped me keep a positive attitude. I recently lost my hair (I will admit, that was pretty devastating!), but I am marching on. I have no intention of letting this disease beat me!