Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Perspective

We were putting the finishing touches on the letters to our Senators and several students had just finished sealing and stamping. That's when one 14 year old boy asked me: "Where do I put the stamp?"

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  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_%28message%29#The_letter-delivering_process

    I think your class could now improve these instructions on Wikipedia.

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  2. I had a similar situation a couple of years ago when I had students write letters inviting their grandparents to a school event. My students didn't know where to put the recipient's address on the envelope, but then, why would they. Times have certainly changed.

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  3. "Sounds like a parental failure in the realm of thank you notes," she sniffed.

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  4. Beautiful! Hopefully more trees to enjoy if future.

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  5. I had a government class write letters to President Obama last term very successfully. They received polite acknowledgements from the White House.

    I suggest that you also try calling Senator Mulkulski's office and asking to speak to the Senator. You never know what might happen. She is in a re-election campaign!

    No stamp needed!!
    Norman

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  6. Reminds me of stories I've heard of high school students participating in phone-a-thons and not knowing they need to dial "1" before the area code, since cell phones don't require that digit.

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