I am the school librarian at the public middle school in Beverly, Massachusetts. We have about 1400 students in grades 5-8 (ages 10-14).
I am excited to get postcards from all over the world to share with my students and to have them write postcards to people too!
Beverly is located about 40 km north of Boston, on the coast. There are about 40,000 people in our city. It can be pretty hot in the summer and cold in the winter, and sometimes it snows a lot. For the U.S., it's an old place - Beverly was settled in the 1600s by people from England. Now we have lots of people from all over the world. Students and teachers in our school speak many languages at home besides English, including Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Albanian, Nepali, and Pashto.
Many people in this area are passionate about the local professional sports teams: Boston Red Sox (baseball), New England Patriots (American football), Boston Celtics (basketball), and Boston Bruins (hockey). Soccer (football to most of the world) is very common for kids to play but the professional teams in the U.S. are not that popular yet. Some kids know about the big international players though. We have some small beaches here in town and many other big ones within easy driving distance, so going to the beach in summer is popular. Kids here like to play in the snow in winter, and some go skiing a couple of hours away. Kids in my school love reading graphic novels (like comics).
We would love to know more about what schools are like, what favorite kids books are, what sort of sports you love and other things you do, special foods, holidays and celebrations, and more.
Postcards that are appropriate for kids and show
* your city or region
* maps of your area
* famous people or buildings or natural sites of your area
* animals from your area, or
* anything that gives us a flavor of your area is great!
* A favorite book you had when you were a child or a teenager
* If your primary language is not English, write us a greeting in your language. It would be fun to know your holiday greetings for Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's or another holiday you celebrate.
If you speak any of the other languages our kids and teachers do, feel free to write some or all of the card with that language: Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Albanian, Nepali, Pashto.