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Nassakeag Elementary School kindergarteners learned about the postal service by acting the part during a special hands-on study.    Photo provided by the Three Village School District.
Nassakeag Elementary School kindergarteners learned about the postal service by acting the part during a special hands-on study. Photo provided by the Three Village School District.

Arrowhead and Nassakeag Elementary School kindergarten students learned about the postal service in a hands-on way when they worked to create operational post offices in their classrooms. After discussing the importance of this national profession and how mail travels, students learned about the different responsibilities of the office workers. Programs at both schools were coordinated around the Valentine’s Day holiday.

In Rebecca D’Agostino’s class at Nassakeag, students became stamp sellers, letter carriers, sorters and office workers. Throughout the school day, the students would assume these roles and carry out numerous jobs to ensure their classmates Valentine’s cards were delivered on time.

At Arrowhead, classes made Valentine’s mailboxes that they used throughout the project. In Janice Connolly’s class, students practiced important writing lessons, including how to address an envelope and send letters home to their families. In their dramatic play area, Ms. Connolly set up a pretend post office for the students to make cards.


Ohairs February 25, 2014 at 07:02 AM
Great. Now how about teaching them (3/4th graders) about George Washingtons spy ring? We were told last night at Brian Killmeades book signing that its not even a field trip for 3V and ITS RIGHT HERE!! Because according to the Superintendant "there's no time" what? But our school has time to send our students to a SBU basketball game this afternoon. Anyone else see anything wrong here?
justme February 25, 2014 at 06:43 PM
Same in the HS Ohairs. With little class time in February that the students had WM wasted a day running "Patriot Pride Day". What about trying to make up for class time that was missed due to the snow when the kids are in the middle of the curriculum instead of tacking on the day around a vacation in which case all they do is watch movies anyway?

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