I posted this on proteacher.net too, but wanted to post here too to hopefully involve as many different states/classrooms as possible! I'm looking for 30 classrooms to participate in our Flat Gingerbread Man Exchange this year! Each class will make 30 flat gingerbread men, decorated to tell about the area or state you live in, as well as a letter to tell a little about your town and state. In very early December, those 30 flat gingerbread men your class made will get mailed to a participating classroom in 30 different states. Your classroom will also receive 30 flat gingerbread men from various states. This project will help your students learn basic research skills, reading, writing, geography, map skills, and history. It would also tie in nicely with a gingerbread literature unit! Here is a link to a similar project done at another school: http://www.geocities.com/ljacoby_2000/flatginger.html To get this underway, please PM me with: Your name Grade level Your school name School address Your email address You can also reply to the thread with your state name so others will know if their state has been taken. I STILL NEED THESE STATES: Alabama Alaska Arizona Colorado Connecticut Delaware Hawaii Idaho Indiana Iowa Kansas Louisiana Maine Maryland Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska New Mexico North Carolina North Dakota Oklahoma Oregon Rhode Island South Dakota Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wyoming I will post updates periodically indicating states that are already participating. We are looking for one school per state for 30 states. I will also provide you via email with a list of the other addresses, formatted for printing on address labels, to make the process even easier! NOTE: I am in Illinois, and will not need a participant from IL. Sorry! Thank you, and I'm looking forward to hearing from many of you!