Monday, November 26, 2012

Winter Wonderland Exchange Revised

I am really hoping to do this, need just a few more classes to participate. Here are the simple guidelines:
1. Choose one item that relates to the months of January, February or March in your area.
2. Have each child in your class make one of that item ~ for a total of 20 items.
3. Write a short letter that tells why you choose the item and a bit about your class.
4. Contact me by commenting on the post. I will then send you the address to mail your package to.
5. The first 19 classes to respond will be included.
6. You will then receive 19 different art projects back with their info letters.
7. Decorate your classroom with the projects and teach your children about other classes.
As an example: My class will be making Groundhogs. Groundhog Day, on February 2, is a big thing in Pennsylvania. We may even include some fun ideas for your class to do on Groundhog Day! Another class has chosen to make sleds, as riding them is what they do from January to March. 
Please share this post with anyone you think might be interested. Feel free to share it on your blog!
Please come and join the fun!

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30 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Where does your daughter live in SC? That's where I am from. Small world! Congrats on starting a new blog, I'm your newest follower!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  2. Welcome to the blog world and thank you for the comment! We are all learning something new! Stop by my blog anytime to bounce ideas off of each other! I love to share with others

    Alicia

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  3. This sounds like FUN! Only...I have 31 students (not 20)..CA likes to "upsize" EVERYTHING!:) So I will send 31 ( if that's ok ). I'm thinking PENGUINS in January...
    wendy
    1stgradefireworks@gmail.com
    https://1stgradefireworks.blogspot.com/

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  4. I would LOVE to participate in this activity! My email is ginacteach@gmail.com Thanks for inviting me and visiting my blog. I'm happy to say I'm your newest follower.
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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  5. Hey! I would love to join in on this activity! It sounds like so much fun and the kids will just love it! Now I just need to think of something for them to make... What a fun idea! Here is my e-mail: briannaybarrola@ymail.com.

    Thanks!
    Bri
    The Price of Teaching

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  6. Hi there !
    I just love this idea & would love to be included. We always do penguins, Abes and Georges in February, so I would love to take part. Just let me know what I need to do :) thefirstgradefairytales@gmail.com
    I'm also your newest follower! :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  7. Maria and I are cooking up some ideas for the Winter Exchange. Thanks so much for the invite! We look forward to it.

    Em
    curiousfirsties.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi there!
    I think this is a wonderful idea and would love to be involved! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.
    I have an awesome penguin & snowman art project for January and a cool Liberty project for February. My email is is betto411@gmail.com
    I am your newest follower and I hope you can stop by again and join the first grade critter cafe!
    Chat soon!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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  9. Welcome to the blog world! I really enjoyed reading all about you. I too have grandchildren. Aren't grand kids the best?! They keep me young. :)

    Please visit me anytime.

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  10. Thanks so much for the invite! Sounds fun!! Can't wait to join in! I will let you know what idea I come up with.
    Christy :)
    Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers

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  11. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog!! I would love to be kept in the loop for your Winter Exchange. It sounds like a great idea that I'm sure my kids will really get into! I'm not sure what project to choose, but thanks to BlogLand and Pinterest, there's no shortage of inspiration! My email is rebecca@whiffer.net. Oh, and I only have 10 students. Maybe each student could make 2??

    Best wishes,
    Rebecca

    First Grade Fascination

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    1. We'd love to have you. If each child making 2 is not a problem for you that will work out just fine!

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  12. Hi Maria! I will make the sleds. What is the time frame? Thanks for organizing this. I am looking forward to the many fun things we will receive and learn about.

    See you soon.
    Sharon

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    1. I am hoping we can all make our projects before winter break and send them off in the mail. Over break I can collate all the projects and send each class their package. That way packages should be received the first week of January and you'll have all winter to enjoy them. Is that okay with everyone?

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  13. Hi,
    Sorry it took me so long to respond but I will participate. I love hearts!
    So I would like to do hearts for February. Let me know.
    I Dream of First Grade
    Sarah

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  14. Maria,
    I just shared this on my blog, facebook and twitter feed.
    Sarah

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  15. Sarah ~ Thanks for passing the info on! Your blog post looks great. I love the reindeer. We need just a few more people and we'll be off and running. Thanks Again!

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  16. Maria! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the invite. Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to join this time :( We have so much testing coming up and so little time! This is seriously an amazing idea though and I will be following along to see what everyone made!! If you do this again next year, keep me in mind!!

    Susan
    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

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  17. Marcia, Thanks for all the nice comments about my blog. Welcome to blogland. Im a little confused about the project. Are we making one item that relates to all three months or are we making 3 different items, one for each month? I understand that we would make 20 of that one item. We send our items to you and you send them out? How many classes are you hoping to include in the project? I would like to participate. Since we have snow for about 4 months in Vermont I was hoping to create some kind of snowman. Is that ok?

    Claire
    firstgradesmarties.blogspot.com

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    1. We are each just making one project. Snowmen would be great. Yes, you will send your 20 snowmen to me with a letter about your class and what the children like to do in Vermont in January, February and March. All the classes will send their projects and letters to me, I will collate them and mail them back out. You will receive back a package that contains one art project & letter from each of the participating schools. I am hoping for 20 classes. We are almost there. If you can think of anyone who would like to join the fun, please invite them. Thanks! I can't wait to see your snowmen.

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  18. Hii! I saw on a different blog that you had some questions about blogging. Feel free to hop over to my blog and I can help you with some things. My blog is still in progress but I am pretty good with HTML :)

    Anna

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  19. Marcia,
    I'll check with my 2 skyping buddies to see if they would like to join in. One's from Texas and one's from Iowa. We already do projects together but this one you created is different and sounds like lots of fun.
    Claire
    www.firstgradesmarties.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog. This sounds like a really fun idea. When are the projects due? I would be glad to join in. My email is dtklinger@gmail.com. Talk to you soon. Oh and I will mention you today in my blog post!
    Tammy
    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  21. Hi Maria!
    This sounds awesome.... although we live in Ontario, Canada. It might be quite pricey to send our crafts to the states. If there is any way we can digitally participate, that would be terrific! :) Let me know. If not, hopefully you will keep us in mind for future projects/activities.
    Thank you for the invite. It is VERY MUCH appreciated.

    Kaitlin & Christine
    kaitlinedmunds11@gmail.com

    http://kandclovegrade3.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I will figure out a way for you to participate digitally! Our children need to know about their neighbors to the North.

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  22. Got the information from my Skype buddy. Sounds great.
    I am thinking about doing a Martin Luther King or Presidents Day project, but we won't begin these units until January or February. Am I correct you want all these art activities before winter break?
    If you do, then I will need to think of an art activity we do in the month of December.
    Just let me know.
    Thanks!
    Beth
    hilsabecke@lisd.net


    hilsabecke@lisd.net

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  23. Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to have my class participate. I work in the Watts area of Los Angeles, and was thinking something related to Black History Month or Cesar Chavez Day. My email is sommerpride@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Kay
    Sommer Pride

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    1. So glad you are joining us! I would love to learn about Cesar Chavez Day!

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