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Hail To Mail DVD

MSRP: $29.95
Price: $23.95
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Order Number: 126.0107
Format : DVD
Theme:Through letter writing, people can communicate with others no matter where they are.

A certified letter is followed on a humorous journey to its intended recipient. The simple act of mailing a letter becomes a trip spanning the entire world in an effort to get the mail delivered on time.

LeVar takes a trip behind the scenes of the postal service where viewers are introduced to a dedicated staff who sort and deliver the mail. Letter writing is introduced as a basic communication that brings people closer together, and a young stamp collector shares his enthusiasm for stamps.

A CD-ROM and Family Literacy Kit are also available for this episode.

Author: Samuel Marshak
Publisher: Henry Holt

Field Trip Segments
Following A Letter
- LeVar receives a letter and “Kids on the street” tell about the kind of mail they get. Tommy writes his grandmother a letter and it is tracked from his neighborhood mailbox through the postal system to delivery.
History of Mail Delivery- Film footage of mail delivery from the past is shown. Earlier ways of sorting, transporting and delivering the mail are featured.
Stamp Collecting- Stamp collector, Matthew Ross (12 year old) tells about collecting stamps and where he finds them.
Review Books:  Stringbean’s Trip To The Shining Sea by Vera B. Williams & Jennifer Williams; Messages In The Mailbox: How To Write A Letter by Loreen Leedy; The Jolly Postman by Janet & Allen Ahlberg.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide
Click here for Integrated Curriculum Guide
Click here for Social Studies Teacher’s Guide

Use this episode to further enhance your math curriculum.  Math Concepts: estimation, graphing, weight, addition, counting, money.
Click here for Math Teacher’s Guide

Click here for Parent/Family Activity

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building close circuit and video streaming.

Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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