Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Postcards


I have a soft spot in my heart for teachers-- really good teachers who are committed to their students and teach and love them all at the same time. One such teacher, Mrs. H, a truly gifted Speech Language Patholigist in Florida, will retire after decades of teaching in May.

Mrs. H has had a profound impact on my blog friend Se'Lah of the Necessary Room's daughter so she is hosting a Random Act of Kindness Postcard campaign to reach out to Mrs. H and her preschoolers. She asks...

To provide the children in her classroom some perspective about the global connectedness of humankind, and as a gesture of loving-kindness, would you please join me in sending the class a postcard from your corner of the world? They will track each postcard's point of origin on a world map kept in the classroom. At the end of the school year, the postcards will be evenly distributed to the children as a keepsake from their classroom experience with Mrs. H.

If you'd like to join me in sending these preschool children a *Friends of Makeda* postcard, please email me at necessaryroom@gmail.com and I will gladly provide you their mailing address. Please note that I have Mrs. H's permission to do this. She would like to thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness.

For more about Mrs. H and Se'Lah's Random Act of Kindness, click HERE.

My postcard is already in the mail. Would you please join in sending one too?
Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins
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31 comments:

Nezzy said...

Well I just love participatin' in random acts of kindness!!! I'll be emailing ya for the address!

I finally got pictures up on my last post. I had to transfer to Photobucket to do it though. I don't know what's wrong with blogger these days!

God bless ya and have a wonderful day! :o)

Formerly known as Frau said...

Such a great idea!

lisleman said...

good idea and hopefully the kids will gain an interest in geography and the world around them. This reminded me of a great documentary called Paper Clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP15cY3f7UA

Brian Miller said...

how cool is that Selah is so cool to do this and the other connections she makes...thanks jj!

Betty said...

How sweet! I will join in the fun and am sure they will not have many dots from this part of the world.
Thanks for letting us know Joanna!

SE'LAH... said...

Wow! - I am reduced to tears...

thank.you. (speechless). This is amazing. You are amazing.

Eva Gallant said...

What a fun idea and learning tool for the kids!

Willoughby said...

I'm on it! I just have to find a place to pick up a postcard (this isn't exactly a touristy sort of town!). Great idea!

Tracy said...

Oh I'd love to be part of this...how fun!

Jeanie said...

What a fun thing to do, Joanna. I bet they will get a lot of cards.

blueviolet said...

That is a very fun project! I can just imagine how they study each postcard as it arrives. :)

Joyce said...

Count me in!I have some of my photo postcards left. Do we have to write anything special? I'm off to send you an email. A great idea and thank you for including us! xo

Christine said...

What a lovely idea!

Cloudia said...

sweet idea!




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Marla said...

Count me in! I sent her an email for the address. Thanks, JJ~

Zuzana said...

What a lovely sentiment, not just due to the incredibly fun way of discovering the different corners of the world, but the sentiment of writing as well - as in today's fast paced world, full of emailing and electronic correspondence it is nice - particularly for the new generation - to go back to something so simple, yet so profound as postcard writing.;)
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my Tranquility post.;)
xoxo

Facing50Blog.com said...

Hello! I've brought chocolate and signed up to folow you having read the comment you left for me and your profile you seem like 'my sort of gal'.
What a great idea. I used to be a teacher so this idea appeals hugely. I would love to join in and will be emailing you.
Now, I'm off to explore your great blog. I see you bagged a super title too...:)
Warm wishes
Carol

Kay said...

This is such a great idea! I know her class will love it.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

gotta go find me a ct. postcard.
great idea

Queen-Size funny bone said...

gotta go find me a ct. postcard.
great idea

Shug said...

Oh... this sounds like a wonderful thing to do. I would love to participate.

I know this will be a terrific learning experience for the kids and I am sure that Mrs. H will feel honored...
Blessings,
shug

Sightings said...

Sounds like a very nice thing she's doing ... I sent my email to necessaryroom and will be happy to participate.

Midwest to Midlands said...

Only if I can deliver the postcard in person, didn't you say Florida! LOL. I will send her an e-mail, what a fun idea.

Robyn said...

wonderful idea and yes i would like to send a postcard.
I will email you now.

thank you
Robyn

Kay said...

I've got my postcard ready to mail! It'll go out tomorrow. What fun!

Cathy Clementz said...

What a cool idea! Thanks for letting us know about it!

Lynne said...

What a great idea.
Love the video on your previous post. Must be a kindred spirit of Jewel's.

Gran said...

I'm in! How wonderful!

Shrinky said...

What a lovely idea - tho' it'll be quite a challenge for them to locate my tiny rock on the map! My email addy is on my site, please forward the address on to me, I'd love to contribute!

Unknown Mami said...

What a wonderful learning experience for the kids.

Casey Freeland said...

My niece is a practicing SLP in L.A. I'm going to send her a link to this post and see if she can rally some like-minded troops to add to the experience.

Sounds wonderful.

Cheers,

Casey