Monday, December 1, 2008

Urgent!!!! Postcards needed!!!!!! ***with update***

Ok. When this situation was put in front of me, my first thoughts went directly to all of you! You are amazing and wonderful people that come through for just about anything someone could need.

Well, here's the thing...

During December our kindergarten classes read The Gingerbread Boy. We talk about gingerbread people and decorate them. We graph them, eat them...you get the idea. Towards the end of that week we always make a very large gingerbread boy for the classes to share a bite out of. Sometime during the baking process the gingerbread boy escapes.

Here's where you all come in...

We wait anxiously to hear from our beloved gingerbread boy and thanks to some careful planning, we start receiving postcards from people around the US and other countries with fun stories about their gingerbread boy sighting. We hang a large world map in the hallway and flag all of the different places he has visited. Close to Christmas break he will reappear one morning in a classroom and we let the children vote on whether to gobble him up or set him free again.

My mom hasn't done this for a few years and our close knit family doesn't stretch beyond the state really. We need some help with a few gingerbread sightings. I am hoping and begging for you to find it in the goodness of childhood fun to send us in a postcard. It would be awesome if you could find a postcard that has a local landmark or something to do with your state or country. I would absolutely love to get some out of country postcards if there is time.

You don't have to write very much. Just let us know where you were and what you were doing when you spotted him. (For example: Hubby and I were in the big city looking at the Christmas lights when we noticed a little gingerbread boy dancing and skipping down the sidewalk. We asked him where he was from and he told us about his escape from your school. We thought we would let you know we saw him and he seemed to be having a wonderful time!)

**** This is only for a school project. We burn or shred the postcards afterwards to prevent anyone from seeing addresses.

If you do not want to leave a return address, that is perfectly ok with me. I would ask that you at least put the city and state or country on there so that we can map it with the kids.

The address you are sending it to is the school's address. Please keep my privacy in mind as well and refrain from passing this address along to anyone else.

If you would like to, feel free to use pseudo names. Please if you would, at least put your blog site or refer back to my blog site on there. This way I know that the postcard is for my mom's room and has come from all of you.

If you could, once you send a postcard, put a comment on here so I know to be looking for it in my mailbox.


Thank you thank you thank you thank you! You have helped us create an awesome project for 82 kindergarteners. We know from past experience that they talk about this for years after.


Marshall Elementary School
c/o Friends of Gingerbread Boy
401 Tiger Blvd
Lewisburg, TN 37091








15 comments:

Amy said...

Would love to help...but when I click on the Addy link it asks for an encryption password...

familyoftwo98 said...

I would love to do this too, but its asking for an encryption code...

angrycanrn said...

I would also love to participate from Canada.... but can't get to the address as it is encrypted.

If you would prefer you may email me the addy at angrycanrn at gmail dot com.

Sounds like fun!!

Jendeis said...

What a lovely idea! Will make sure to do this when you get the addy unencrypted.

Martha said...

I am sending out a postcard about seeing our Gingerbread Man on Christmas Lane on his way to a movie shoot in Los Angeles.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

My postcard is being sent tomorrow morning and comes from D.C. The Gingerbread Boy was at the White House!

I wrote "Mel from SQ" because I felt all perv-y writing Stirrup Queen on a postcard that is going to small children. No, little kids, it's not referring to horseback riding stirrups...

Lindsay said...

One coming your way from Vancouver, BC. :)

Kim said...

Toledo, Ohio comin' atcha!

erika said...

I'll be sending a card from Niagara Falls (Ontario)!

B MoM said...

Planning to send one from Honolulu, Hawaii

Tally said...

How about one from Ottawa, Canada? Parliament Hill's a pretty happenin' place... :)

Queenie. . . said...

Just so happens that I'm headed to Central America tomorrow! I will happily send a postcard. . .just not sure that it will make it in time. But hey, let's give it a go!!!

Queenie from New England

Mrs. Brown said...

I will be sending one this weekend fron Dallas TX.

angrycanrn said...

He was just seen at Niagara Falls. We sent a postcard to let the class know.

Billy said...

I've sent a postcard from the Dead Sea, Israel.