We bet you are wondering what a mail race is! We wanted to find out more about other Grade 4 students and the land across Canada so we decided to randomly send letters to schools all over the country. From the Yukon, to Nunavut, to Newfoundland and Labrador our letters hope to land in the hands of unknown Canadian students! First we researched elementary schools in each province and territory and then we began our letter writing. In the end the first student who receives a letter back will win the race! We can’t wait to see what happens!
We used Google Maps to search for schools in each province and territory in Canada.
Then we wrote a friendly letter to each of the schools.
Inside our letters we included information about our school, the community we live in, a class photo, and a page of questions that we hope the Grade 4 classes will respond to.
We mailed our letters at a nearby mailbox. It was quite a cold November day!
Although Canada Post is on rotating strikes we are hopeful that our letters will arrive safely and that they will be a wonderful surprise to the classes who receive them!