If you haven't received your letter assignment that means I'm missing your school mailing address, and I couldn't assign you to a group. There are about 5 teachers in group 4 who have submitted their addresses, but I cannot send out the information until the entire group has provided all of their information. If you're still interested, go ahead and send me your school mailing address as soon as possible.
Below you'll see the letters for the project. I left them as plain as possible without a border or any extra details. Be as creative as you'd like to be with your decorating skills, but keep in mind that when the letters are mailed they may get jostled around a bit! Remember to print 26 copies of your assigned letter on white cardstock. Keep one for your own classroom set, and mail 25 to the teachers who are in your group. I'm planning on hanging all of the letters in my classroom on a clothesline to show them off so I can't wait to see what you and your students come up with.
This project is based on the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. . .but here are a few additional alphabet books that I love to use during the first few weeks of school!
Here are a few optional ideas:
I also love to use Google Earth to keep track of the location of each class. If you're interested in using Skype with another teacher/class, you can contact one of the teachers in your group via email. Also you can send a short written letter or picture with your letter of the alphabet if you'd like to. I think my class is going to brainstorm a list of simple clues that describe our letter and send them out. We'll give clues to let our group know whether it's a consonant or vowel, describe the letter features, and name words that have our letter in them.
You have from September 1-30 to work on the project with your students. If for some reason you run into a problem or need to send your letter a little later, please e-mail your group members so they'll know when to expect your mail.
Letter Exchange Project
Thank you again for your help. . .please let me know if you have any questions or if you need anything else!