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The Postcard Project

We’ve got an awesome little project going. It came about when I was about to take Dave into the classroom to teach a postcard lesson. My sister was in South Africa at the time and I had this bright idea.

I emailed her to ask her to send Dave a postcard, from his Uncle Sol, with something about Africa. Uncle Sol is out and about in the world, and sends Dave postcards occasionally about things he’s doing or places he’s visited.

The first one came from South Africa…

It reads “Dear Dave the Monkey, Having a lovely time here in Africa. Wish you were here. Love Uncle Sol

It also came with a letter telling Dave of Uncle Sol’s adventures, seeing lions, being chased by giraffes and being peed on by a tortoise. Unsurprisingly, the kids thought that was hilarious.

Today, another postcard came, this time from London!

It reads “Dear Dave, as you can probably guess, I’m in London this time. It’s cold and grey and the streets are confusing but it’s very ancient and has lots of history. I’m working my way across England washing dishes so a friend wrote this card for me while I’m working. Love your Uncle Sol

So exciting! We hadn’t heard from Uncle Sol for a while, we were wondering what he was up too!

These postcards are awesome in the classroom for discussing other countries or places, for introducing post card writing, which is shorter and snappier than letter writing (and leads onto an art lesson as the students have to decorate the back of the post cards too!) and an awesome reason to take a puppet to class.

You can read more about the postcard lesson I did with Dave here.

Can’t wait to see where Sol is next!

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