The Work Plan

Thursday, January 6, 2011

We Got Mail! (StArt)

This week we have been learning about the job of a Mail Carrier. We read How it Happens at the Post Office by Dawn Federick. The book is really wordy for the preschool child but the illustrations are fantastic. We browsed through the book and discussed the various machines and people that involved in getting the mail to our homes. The children enjoyed the book and learned quite a bit of information. I think this book does a great job of getting the childrens' interest in the process of mail and is the best book I came across explaining what happens at the post office if you can't actually take a field trip there.

                                                        The cover.

  The supplies. Looking back on the photos I realized I didn't take the pictures I wanted to show the step by step process of their craft.

                               Pictures of community helpers they colored and cut.

                                               The back of the cards.

       The mail bag. The child laces the bag and then I staple the blue ribbon.


                                                       At  Work

    To see more projects inspired by stories done by children please visit StArt hosted by A Mommy's Adventures


  1. What a fun project. I am sure Emily would love to make a mail bag to play mail carrier too!
    Thank you for linking to stART :)

  2. I wish you did take pictures along the way. Although I still like what you showed us! ;) Well done kids!

  3. oh that looks like a great book :) I love the postcards and mailbags too, I'm going to check if my library has that book and try this out, thanks for sharing!

  4. We did community helpers last year and this mail bag would've been great to do! I bet the kids loved it.

  5. Those are cute mailbags. Did you use a template from somewhere?

  6. Thank you everyone for the really nice comments. Yes the mailbags were templates from the MotherGoose Time curriculum I use as a supplement.

  7. Well, those mailbags are darling. I find that I enjoy books like that (behind the scenes type learning) just as much as the kids.

  8. Oh hose mailbags are just too cute! Love this "post" (get it?! Ok, that was a bit poor...)!

    I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up

    Hope to see you there!



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