Kreamer Elementary Students Host Postcard Exchange

Kreamer Elementary Students Host Postcard Exchange photo
By the end of the school year, second-grade students in Jolene McCarthy’s class at Kreamer Street Elementary will have learned important facts about each of the nation’s states as well as their geographical location. The students have been participating in a postcard exchange with a consortium of classes throughout the country. 

Each week, the students find out who their “mystery state” will be. Before looking at a new postcard, Ms. McCarthy shows the students an outline of the state where the postcard is from. The students have to figure out the state by comparing its shape to all of the states on a map of the United States. After the state has been revealed, the students study the interesting facts on the postcard, including the state bird, flower, nickname, flag and more. 

In addition, the class collectively wrote a blurb of fun facts about New York State and the Bellport community to send to students participating in the postcard exchange in the remaining 49 states.