When the relative in the other state receives it, they respond in the notebook on the next empty page telling a little about themselves and their area. They can include pictures, souvenirs or any other item they would like. Then they will mail the notebook to someone else they know in another state, while mailing a postcard back to our school for the student of that travel journal.
When a postcard comes in the mail, I always have the student share what the postcard said and write a thank you card to mail back. We discuss the location of where the postcard came from. Then I copy both sides and attach it to our class bulletin board of the United States.
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