Letter Writing!

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  1. jeanie

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    Wisconsin... ? I PM'd you.
     
  2. sophie1

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    I received your pm and sent you one back. :thanks:
     
  3. sophie1

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    Wisconsin Has Been Added

    Welcome to the state of Wisconsin! We are so happy to have you with us!! :welcome:
     
  4. lou reed

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    Need a Utah?
     
  5. sophie1

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    Thank you for your pm. I sent one back to you. :)
     
  6. sophie1

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    Another New State!

    Welcome Utah! :party:

    We are very happy to have you join us!
     
  7. sophie1

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    It seems that Georgia probably won't be joining (needed a complete address). I've waited and now I'll open Georgia up to other teachers.
     
  8. sophie1

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    We need at least 3 more states to join, one or two extra is okay..

    Here are the states participating so far: Colorado, Michigan, Washington State, New York, Virginia, Missouri, Texas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Wisconsin and Utah.

    If you don't see your state, send me a pm with your school address.
     
  9. sophie1

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    I will send out addresses the last week of August. We are still accepting states until then. Thanks!
     
  10. sophie1

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    Last call for states

    Last call for states wanting to join the letter writing project. Remember it is only one letter that you have to write and then photocopy for other participants. PM me if interested by the 23rd of August. Thanks!
     
  11. ilteach32

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    I'm in Illinois and would love to participate! Thank you for setting this up. :)
     
  12. sophie1

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    Welcome Illinois! I received your pm and information. You are all set for the project. :party:
     
  13. caliteach78

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    Is it too late? I'm in California (LA area). I would LOVE to do this!
     
  14. sophie1

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    Another New State!

    Welcome California! :cool:

    ;) I received your pm and information. You are all set, I pm'd you back too. Thanks for joining!

    FYI to others: since I'm closing it out on the 23rd, I will take more than the original 20 states if necessary. I don't want to close anyone out, but 50 would have been a lot of postage... SO, JOIN US!!! Send me a pm with your address by the 23rd- if your state is not listed.
     
  15. Goldie

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    I've sent a PM to you. I live in Arizona and would love to join.
     
  16. sophie1

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    Another New State

    Welcome Arizona! :2up: I received your pm with information. You are all set. Thank you!
     
  17. sophie1

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    Well, we made 20 states! :clap: I am closing out the project on the 23rd. If your state is not listed, join us!

    States included as of August 19: Colorado, Michigan, Washington State, New York, Virginia, Missouri, Texas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Wisconsin, Utah, Illinois, California and Arizona.

    Send me a pm with your school adress if interested. Details for this project are listed on the first posting. :thanks:
     
  18. msfreddi

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    Hi there! I'm also in California, San Diego area. I'd love to participate. How do I send a PM? and is it still ok to join in?
     
  19. Happy Chatter

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    I would love to join this ...is England too far away?
     
  20. gab

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    msfreddi-to pm Sophie1, find one of her replies, click on her name(it's underlined), one of the drop down choices will be to pm her,click on it and you are good to go. I hope both you and happy chatter will get to participate!
     
  21. sophie1

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    Hello to all!

    Our project consists of writing to different states across the country (U.S.). The agreement was one letter per state. After much thought, I am putting the following out there for msfreddi and Happy Chatter, as well as anyone who may have wanted to join but couldn't because of the duplicate state rule:

    If, you provide me with your school address, I will add you to an extra list. This list would be outside of the 20 states we have now. By doing this, anyone on the original 20 states list has the option to write to you. If they decide to write to you, I ask kindly that you write back to them. *I will give those on the extra list addresses to eachother, but not to the 20 states... they need to decide to write to you first.

    By doing this, I stay true to the rules~ but give others the option to write to you as well. Teachers that want to write will and those that don't will stay to the 20 states. Hopefully this helps everyone. I know Gab and I would write to the both of you for sure;), as well as anyonelse who decides to join. But, it would be unfair for me to change the rules at the last minute for others.

    If the two of you or anyone from any state is interested, please send me a pm with your school address. I will extend the deadline until Tuesday, the 26th of August. On this date the project will close officially and I will begin sending out addresses.

    Thank you, Sophie1
     
  22. sophie1

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    Welcome msfreddi! We are happy to have you join us!! :clap:
     
  23. sophie1

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    Welcome littlebit18000, I'm really glad you are with us. :2up:

    Remember the sign up closes this Tuesday, August 26th. PM me with your school address if interested. See thread #61 if you are a duplicate state and would like to participate. Thanks!
     
  24. sophie1

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    Tomorrow, August 26th will be the last day to join the letter project. This is the last call, pm me with your school address by tomorrow evening. Thanks!!
     
  25. sophie1

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    Now that we have everyone who is participating, the letter writing project has officially begun!

    I will be sending addresses out to all of you who are participating within the next few days. I'll try to pm you first with the list of addresses and ask that you pm me back. This way, I'll know that you have the necessary information to begin the project. If I don't hear back from you, I will mail the address list to your school.

    The students are going to love this project and I hope you will too!:2up:
     
  26. tgim

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    drat - too late

    Oh, I used to do this with my 3rd graders in KY! I loved it - and so did the students! Y'all have fun with it - I wish I had read this LAST week! :)o couldn't resist my former southern slang...)
     
  27. sophie1

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    I sent you a pm, please read ASAP.

    Hello to everyonelse, I will send you a pm with address information later tonight or Sunday afternoon at the latest. :thanks:
     
  28. sophie1

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    ADDRESS LISTS HAVE BEEN PM'D TO ALL OF YOU, PLEASE PM ME BACK WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE LIST, THANKS!
     
  29. lou reed

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    just bumping to say I received my first letter today, from New York! everyone will see the Utah one soon, hopefuly next week.
     
  30. sophie1

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    I'm glad you received the letter!!
     
  31. Falcon Flyer

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    The address for Texas is WRONG. Please change it on your lists. The correct address is 615 S Madison, not 657. Sorry for the mix-up.
     
  32. sophie1

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    In refrence to the above post, I sent everyone an updated pm with the information needed. To all involved in the project, please check your private messages.

    I look forward to your letters! :hugs:
     
  33. sophie1

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    Well, it is the middle of November and I think I've received letters from two people. I understand you are all busy and therefore I am taking away the deadline of December 1st. I'm hoping that if you originally joined, you will at some point send out the letters. I hope to hear from you all at your convenience. By the way, the (extra)letter from England was very nice! All the letters have been great. Take Care.
     
  34. jeanie

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    Everyone,
    Very enjoyable letters so far. My class is working on it. I have not forgotten. I had mono for a while, so it set me back bit. All better now.
    Jeanie
     
  35. dbcteacher

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    I also have not forgotten and my students have really enjoyed the 3 letters we have received. I plan on getting our letter written the 2 busy and hardly teachable days before Thanksgiving break. I also have to learn how to take digital photos and put them in my letter. I am very non-techno savvy!
    It should be out the first week of December!
     
  36. sophie1

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    It's okay, I'm glad you two are interested. It really is a nice idea and we did enjoy the letters that did come. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
     
  37. BethMI

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    I haven't forgotten either. Just trying to find the time!! I will, though. Thanks for the ones we've gotten thus far; my kids are really enjoying rereading them. :)
     
  38. MissHunny

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    just want to make sure you all got PA's. It was sent over a week ago.
     
  39. MissHunny

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    Oh and BTW, I am keeping a binder ofall the letters for the kids to go back to and read. They have been really excited with the letters we got so far....especially NY's. They all had this perception that the whole state was like NYC!
     
  40. sophie1

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    That's great about NY! I'm glad you're enjoying the letters. I haven't received PA's yet, but look forward to receiving them!
     

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