One of the activities that I really love to do with my class at this time of the year is Jen Wagner's Holiday Card Exchange. I signed up for the project in mid November, and received my group list soon after that. Each class that registers for the project is placed in a grouping of classes from around the country. This year there were over 1000 classes participating!
We brainstormed ideas for what to include inside the card, what we would like to tell a class of students from a different state. Then we made 29 snowman cards and mailed them out, eagerly anticipating the cards we would receive from those classes.
Check out my class website to see pictures of our cards.
Here's our bulletin board filled with received cards.
My daughter, who teaches 4/5th grade in a different district, also participates in this project and she asked her parents to donate stamps for the mailings. Smart girl! It does help with the mailing costs.
If you are interested for next year, just bookmark Projects by Jen and watch for the sign-up date. In the meantime, there might be another project there that you'd like to try.