U.S. Postcard Exchange

Rebecca Little is hosting her second year of the U.S. Postcard Exchange which has us sending out over 30 postcards to different states (and Puerto Rico!) to learn more about the great U.S. of A!
Let's Learn More...

Let's Learn About Massachusetts

More Interesting Facts About Our State and Community

Did you know?

  • Massachusetts is the birthplace of four United States presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George Herbert Walker Bush.
  • Our town, Arlington, is the birthplace of Samuel Wilson, known to all as Uncle Sam (we have a statue for him).
  • Paul Revere rode through Arlington (then known as Menotomy) on his famous “Midnight Ride.”
  • The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Massachusetts.
  • The Massachusetts cranberry industry grows the largest crop in the world.
  • The Mather School was founded in Dorchester in 1639. It is the first public elementary school in America.
  • The first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated in Plymouth in 1621.
More Links to Learning About Massachusetts

Where are our postcards going?
Where are our postcards coming from?

This map shows where we sent our postcards.

Our cards were sent to: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MA, MI,
MO, MS, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA, WI, and Puerto Rico!

Watch the map below to find out from where our cards are arriving!

For your own Visited States Map, click here.

Contact Ms. Jacoby and her Second Graders at Peirce School, Arlington, MA
To our classroom website Window to Our World

Graphics by Country Colors (unfortunately no longer on the web)