Sunday, November 18, 2012

Holiday Card Exchange Project : Projects by Jen

For the past couple of years my class has participated in the Holiday Card Exchange Project created by Jennifer Wagner at Projects by Jen. Jennifer has been creating online projects for teachers since 1999. I have participated in Jen's project while I was teaching kindergarten and first grade. My favorite is the Holiday Card Exchange but Jen is a creative soul and has found more ways to connect teachers and students across the USA and other countries. There is an ongoing project "Guess the Wordle" that you do not have to register for to participate. There are fall projects that are completed for the year but there are many projects that take place in the spring such as: Weather or Not, St.Patick's Day, Picture It 2013. You can still take part in the Holiday Card Exchange but it closes on November 20th. Get on over to Projects by Jen and sign up. It is easy to do. The theme this year is SNOWGLOBES. My honeys love getting the cards and it is an excellent way to teach some geography! It is so much fun to get the cards and open them in class. Each card maker has a unique way of making cards. You get cards from everywhere and you send them everywhere. This is a teacher driven project in that you have to pay the card postage unless your principal will offer the funds. I have been lucky to have a principal that pays for the mailing. Every card is a Woo Hoo moment and it is just like getting a present! This project makes those crazy last weeks before the holiday break much sweeter! I would love to get some cards from some of your classes. Remember the Holiday Card Exchange closes on November 20th. Join in the fun!


  1. Thank you for your very very kind words.
    I am pleased you and your students are enjoying my projects.

  2. I Sarah! I'm your newest follower. :) Love your blog!
    I found your card project through a teacher's blog post. I have a request! A way for you and your participants to wrap up the card project with a good deed!
    When you're done with your cards, would you be willing to consider mailing them to the St. Jude's Ranch for Children? The St. Jude's Ranch for Children will take your used cards and recycle them into new cards to resell and benefit their program.
    According to their website, "they rescue abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths from the vicious cycle of child abuse and provide healing and nurturing in a safe home-like environment where children can learn life skills to start new lives with new chances, new choices and new hope. Please visit the website about the recycled card program for more information.
    Thank you for your consideration. :)


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