CLARK, NJ - For the fifth year in a row, Social Studies students at St. John the Apostle School continue their tradition of making connections with classrooms across the country. 

By participating in” The Postcard Exchange”,  local students are learning about famous landmarks, attributes and people in states near and far.  School officials said the program originated at Saints Peter and Paul School in San Francisco, CA and has grown to include schools in 36 states. 

Each fourth-grade student is assigned a state to which they send a postcard. On their postcard they share facts and some of their favorite things about the state of New Jersey. 

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Students then look forward to mail delivery with anticipation of responses.  As postcards arrive, the student responsible for that state reads the card to the class and locates the state on the classroom map. 

School officials report postcards have arrived from Minnesota, Florida and Kansas most recently.

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