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.