Participate in the Great Mail Race

I received this in an email newsletter from Terry Shay who oversees the FableVision Ambassadors (which I am privileged to be a member of this esteemed group!)  Terry sends out email newsletters updating us on events and announcements for FableVision. Below is an invitation to assist a fellow educator with a class project.

Participate in The Great Mail Race

I received this from our wonderful Bill, the Dot Connector….Seems like a great way to use Stationery Studio!!

Ms. Blake is a fifth grade teacher at Sadie Saulter Elementary in Greenville, NC, and her class is involved in a very exciting project, The Great Mail Race. As a part of their writing and geography studies, students have decided to participate in The Great Mail Race. They are writing to fifth grade students in all 50 states and tracking the responses that they receive.

The students are hoping that other classes would be willing to participate in The Great Mail Race by receiving a letter from one of Ms. Blake’s students and responding with information about your school and state. The students will send a questionnaire designed to  collect basic information about schools and states that can later be used to compare and contrast fifth grade classes across the nation.

If you are willing to participate or interested in learning more, please contact Ms. Blake at

Additional FableVision announcements are below:

For every 10 people who view this short, animated trailer for Peter H. Reynolds‘ book Rose’s Garden, FableVision will donate a children’s book for the national literacy and mentoring nonprofit EVERYBODY WINS! to read and give to a child while supplies last.

In under a minute, you can contribute to this effort to inspire children to read. We encourage you to watch the trailer here.

Rose's Garden Trailer


We’re writing a book called The Wonderful Classroom, designed to help educators create a 21st Century teaching and learning environment. Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds the book will include a library of practical tips that teachers can apply immediately to build on what works well today.

Would you like to help? Please click here to share tips, strategies, and examples from your “wonderful classroom.” We welcome input from you and your students! All submissions will be entered into a free drawing for a five-computer license of Animation-ish, Stationery Studio, OR SmartMoves. Click here for more information.

Note: Above announcements were taken from the FableVision website. All rights reserved.


4 responses to “Participate in the Great Mail Race

  1. I am looking for ESL classes to exchange information with my students in Columbia, SC. Would you be interested?

    • Hi Debra! I would love to connect with you but I am no longer teaching in the classroom or working on a campus. On our Classroom 2.0 LIVE show this Saturday at 12pm EST, we will have two experienced teachers talking about using skype in the classroom and connecting with other classes ( Hope you can join us!

  2. Hey there this is somewhat of off topic but I
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