The Postcard Exchange

The Giraffes are taking part in The Postcard Exchange! We have signed up to exchange postcards with schools all across the United States--that means for every postcard we sent out, we will receive one in return.

Ms. Riley found lots of different images of landscapes around New Hampshire and created postcards for us to send out. Here are the postcards we will be sending all across the country:

The White Mountains

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in Fort Constitution, which is in New Castle, NH

Flume Covered Bridge

Old Man of The Mountain "The Great Stone Face" which fell in May 2003

Lupines in Sugar Hill, NH, home of the Lupine Festival

Sunset over Lake Winnipesaukee 

The Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park
Here are some of the facts we are sharing with our Postcard Exchange Friends about our town and state:
  • There are over 600 kids in our school PK-5
  • Our classroom mascot is the giraffe and our school mascot is the wolf
  • We live very close to the ocean in the southeast corner of the state
  • NH is known as the Granite State
  • Our town touches Great Bay and will have its 300th birthday in 2016
  • NH also touches Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and Canada
  • Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in our state
  • We have four distinct seasons in NH. Summer is very warm and winter is very cold. We have vibrant, beautiful foliage in the fall. We are lucky because we have really yummy maple syrup in the spring! 
  • Tourists come to NH to fish, hike in the White Mountains, swim in the lakes and ocean, kayak, surf, ski, ice fish, snowboard, camp, & enjoy our beautiful fall foliage! 
  • We don’t have any major sports teams, but we cheer for the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins
  • Our state bug is the ladybug, our state fruit is the pumpkin, our state animal is the white-tailed deer, and our state flower is the purple lilac
  • Our tallest mountain is Mt. Washington located in the White Mountain National Park. It is also the highest mountain in the northeast at 6,288 feet and has the highest wind speed recorded at ground level. In 1934 it had winds three times as strong as winds from a hurricane! 
  • The Old Man of the Mountain has been our emblem for a long time, but the rock crumbled and the image fell in 2003
  • NH has 19 different habitats from salt marshes to caves (to learn more about the animals and habitats around NH, click here!)
*To learn more about New Hampshire, you can visit our State Website*

New Hampshire State Flag
We can't wait to share the facts we learn from the postcards we receive! So far, we've heard from the following states:

Arizona
Maryland
Minnesota
Oregon
Wisconsin

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