<![CDATA[POSTCARD PAL - Paco\'s Blog]]>Thu, 28 May 2020 11:16:10 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[CampOUT!]]>Thu, 28 May 2020 13:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/campoutPaco had a nice time camping out under the stars with his dad this week! Do you like to camp? Sleeping outside when the sky is clear and the weather is warm can be a lot of fun. To share some of the best parts of camping Paco has created a new Read & Find with lots of camping items. How many of the little treasures can you find on this Camping Edition worksheet? 
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Paco learned a little bit about the planet Venus on his campout. Did you know that Venus is the third brightest object in the sky? The moon and sun are the only objects brighter! Sometimes you can even see Venus during the day. 

If you want to learn more about the planet Venus check out the Kids Learning Tube Venus Facts Video.  What do you think Paco's favorite fact about Venus might be? Let him know in the comments below. 
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<![CDATA[memorial day!]]>Thu, 21 May 2020 14:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/memorial-dayPaco wrote a special poem for all his pals this week. Did you get his postcard? He used poetry to share his feelings about the special holiday coming up this weekend. Memorial Day is a holiday to honor Military Service Members who lost their lives serving our country. 

To help you show your support of our Military Heroes Paco created a fun activity! Just print out the worksheet below and gather some supplies to get started. When you're done with your Windsock be sure to hang it somewhere for all to see. 

Happy Memorial Day! 
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Memorial Day is the holiday that traditionally kicks off summer! The long weekend is usually filled with fun summer get aways and family visits. Check out the Singing Walrus' Summer song to uncover some of Paco's favorite summertime activities. 
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<![CDATA[run like the wind!]]>Thu, 14 May 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/run-like-the-windPaco learned a very simple lesson this week, simple but valuable! He learned that running is not only great exercise, but that running can also be a lot of fun. The best part about running is that it does not require much more than running shoes and some water! Paco went on a 1-mile family run this week. He had a great time and was able to run half of it without stopping. Paco has set a goal to run a full mile by summertime! Do you think he can do it? Can you do it? 

After the run they did a Scavenger Hunt. Paco's little sister won because she found the most items on the list. But it was a fun time for everyone exploring the neighborhood. If you want to give it a try just print out the activity below, put on some running shoes, and get moving! 
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<![CDATA[Virtual Visits!]]>Thu, 07 May 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/virtual-visitsThis week Paco connected with some friends virtually by video! It was fun for him to see his friends together in one call. They had fun catching up, telling jokes and even singing! Rhi the Rabbit had them all singing along to some of her favorite Sesame Street songs. Rhi told Paco and the others about a series of musical concerts called Tiny Desk, where musical acts perform at a tiny desk in an office. The whole gang from Sesame Street did a concert there last year and it was really fun. 

Click the video below to join the cast and sing along too! 

If you find yourself missing friends, family members or your teachers, Paco has an idea for you! Just print out the stationary below, color the pictures and write a note. Paco knows that getting things in the mail is a great pick me up for anyone! 

Who will you send a note to? 

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<![CDATA[BREAK A LEG!]]>Thu, 30 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/break-a-legPaco had a wonderful week creating a play to put on at home. It was the first time he did his own play and it turned out wonderfully. Paco's play this week was all about Abraham Lincoln. He got inspired to do the play after reading a biography about the 16th US President! 

With Paco's latest activity you can create your own biography about anyone you know, famous or not. After you complete the activity, you could put on your own play too! What a great learning experience it would be. Have fun my friends!
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<![CDATA[MAking music!]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/making-musicPaco is trying to learn the piano right now. He loves the sweet sounds the piano makes when all the notes come together so nicely! It takes a lot of practice and patience to learn the basics but he's having fun. 

Even if you don't have a piano at home, you can try your luck at finding the patterns in Paco's What Comes Next? activity. After all, part of learning music is recognizing the patterns. Have Fun! 
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If you do have a piano or a keyboard at home, why not try out NPT Music's Baby Shark Piano tutorial?   The sounds of the piano are music to my ears! 

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<![CDATA[spring forward!]]>Thu, 16 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/spring-forwardPaco loves so many things about the Spring season! Flowers, birds, bunnies, sunshine, even rain showers. The changes from winter to spring show new life and beautiful colors. Check out Paco's latest Read & Find to see how many of the hidden Spring treasures you can find.

Want to bring your Spring Read & Find to life? Just add a little color to all the wonderful pictures. Have fun.  

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Do you know the other seasons of the year? Check out the Seasons Song from Have Fun Teaching to sing along and learn more about every season. What seasons do you like best? 

Stay well my friends! 
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<![CDATA[books please!]]>Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/books-pleaseA book a day lets your imagination play! All this time at home has given Paco lots of time to read. He learned about a biography this week. You know what other types of stories are great? Illustrated stories! Have you ever read 'The Day the Crayons Quit?' or 'What Do You Do with an Idea?' What about 'Strictly No Elephants'? Those are some wonderful Illustrated books! 

Let's create your own illustrated book!! Just start with a squiggle. This is one of Paco's favorite activities to let his mind wander. Add extra pages to continue your story if you run out of room. Where will the squiggle take you? 

Please stay safe and healthy! 
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<![CDATA[Stay safe!]]>Thu, 02 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/stay-safePaco had a great visit with a Police Officer this week! Have you ever met a police officer? Paco learned a little bit about all the great work police officers do and he was inspired! If you want to get inspired too, just make your own Police Officer Badge with Paco's make your own activity!  

Have fun friends. Please stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy! 
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<![CDATA[Home is where the heart is!]]>Thu, 26 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://yourpostcardpal.com/pacos-blog/home-is-where-the-heart-isPaco is enjoying time at home but can you believe he is missing school a little bit?! Seeing all of his friends and getting back to the school routine will be so much fun, when the time comes! For now he is spending time on his studies digitally with help from his teacher and his dad. 

He also spent some time this week doing his favorite activities that he creates for you! Which are your favorites? This week is a Read and Find School Edition. Can you find all the hidden items? Paco will give a secret bonus point if you can spot a protractor or two.

​Stay safe at home friends! 
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