Tomorrow we are having a class revolving around the Post Office! I am, of course, going to have several books to read and have available for parents and children to check out.
The book that I am going to read, for the most part, is entitled “What’s it like to be a Postal Worker” by Morgan Matthews.
Our class is filled with very young kids, so I do not think that I am going to be able to get through the entire book. It is a very detailed account to what happens to a letter when you mail it. Throughout the book, there are several labeled illustrations that exposes kids to new vocabulary. For example, in the illustration of the counter, at the post office, the postal meter, rubber stamp, tape dispenser, and computer postal scale are all labeled. The book teaches you who the people are that help your letter arrive at the right location. It also teaches the different details that you need to include on your letter in order to mail something such as a stamp, all of the components of your address, and your return address. The book gets into details of “first-class” and special deliveries and the different modes of transportation to send your letter wherever in the world you want it to go. I recommend this book to preschoolers and lower elementary age children to teach them how the United Postal Service works!
Here are a few more books that I am going to have on hand….
Post Office Themed Books
“Letter Carriers” By Alice K. Flanagan
“Mail Carriers” By Dee Ready
“The U.S. Mail” By Elaine A. Kule (This is a great book for learning about the history of postal service, with photographs)
“Out and About at the Post Office” By Kitty Shea
“To the Post Office with Mama” By Sue Farrell
Books On Writing Letters
“Sincerely Yours” Writing Your Own Letter By Nancy Loewen
“Messages In The Mailbox” How to Write a Letter By Loreen Leedy