Through Rain, Sleet & Snow–The Willows Mail Must Go!
"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." This U.S. Postal Service Motto is true for our ever-ready, diligent first graders and their First Grade Willows Post Service!
As part of their Occupations unit, first grade students learn first-hand about various professions. One focus is a mini-unit on the Postal Service. In this immersive, interdisciplinary project, students discover exactly what it takes to run a school-wide postal service by taking on the different, necessary jobs. Each day, students collect, sort, and deliver mail from their fellow students to its classroom destination. And while they are doing this activity, they are sharpening language arts and math skills first hand, as well as developing communication skills and practicing collaboration.