For the last month, Lower Elementary has been studying the history of the United States Postal Service. We learned about how letters get from here to there, first by horse and then cars, trains, airplanes, and boats. We followed the path of a letter from point of origin to destination. We even discovered, for a short time, you could mail a small child!
After our conversation about a rare stamp, called the Inverted Jenny, one of our students shared a family stamp collection, allowing children to try out the hobby of philately.
Students had a chance to design their own stamp, and were delighted when we showed them we turned their designs into McGuffey stamps! They then spent time trading stamps to create a small collection.
This history topic paired perfectly with our practical life unit on writing letters and postcards. Students have been busy writing to friends, family, and one another.