Saturday, March 7, 2009

More Gingerbread Travelers

I leave for work early each morning before Nature Girl is even awake. Since I'm not there to greet her, I write her a note every morning before I leave for work. She looks forward to her notes and on the few occasions that I've forgotten to write she lets me know she's disappointed. Of course she quickly forgives me. All of these notes have started to result in return notes from Nature Girl. Nature Girl wrote this little note on my white board when she went into school with me. What a sweet little message! I didn't erase it for a week!

Speaking of school I finally got our Traveling Gingerbread Men bulletin board up and took a few pictures this week. These aren't the greatest pictures but they give you an idea of what the bulletin board looks like. You can see that we put all of the postcards in a little pocket with a gingerbread man, the name of the state and some facts we learned about each state. This has been such a fun project for the preschoolers and now the rest of the school is enjoying reading the postcards and looking at the information we learned. We've gotten lots of compliments and questions about our project.

The greatest part is that even since I put this up earlier this week it's changed and more additions have been made. Margy sent us information about Belgium and Lady of Perpetual Chaos sent us information about Utah. Robin sent us the sweetest felt gingerbread ornaments. Each child got to take one home. I put a picture on the bulletin board with all the the preschoolers holding their gingerbread ornaments and another of all of us wearing the Mardi Gras beads Val sent us from Louisiana. So thank you to everyone who has sent us postcards and packages. We greatly appreciate your help. So many children are enjoying the cards and learning about the US and the world with us. Thanks!

9 comments:

Beth said...

That bulletein board is so cute! Nature Girl is so sweet for leaving you little messages like that too :)

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

What a sweet little lady Nature Girl is! And the bulletin board is great. Looks like you got some great stuff. I totally didn't measure up! Sadly, I barely got it mailed two months after I told you I would do it....

jovaliquilts said...

Thanks for posting the bulletin board -- fun to see what happened to everything!
And what a sweet, sweet message from Nature Girl. :)

Yarni Gras! said...

great display! I'm so glad it was a success........

Yarni Gras! said...

I forgot in my last comment to tell you this. Ripstick Boy rides the bus this year...his choice, not mine. Anyhoo, I leave a sticky note on the door everyday for him (I'm picking up Curly Girl when his bus drops him off)...1 time I forgot and boy, did I hear about it! It makes my heart just fill up.....afterall, he is 13 now and I know he will start pulling away soon.....

Craft Matters said...

Awww Jill - what a lovely message from Nature Girl. Really love that bulletin board - what a great idea. :)

susan said...

what an adorable project
and so sweet of your "followers" to send goodies like that!

Mel Goodsell said...

Writing a note to nature girl each day is such a lovely and sweet idea! I love her message to you too :))
Melx

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