The Littlest Briston’s 2nd-grade class is doing a project, tied in with the upcoming Olympic games. Each student has been assigned a country, and they’ll do a basic report on them and make a poster showing a couple of the main details of the country. Then they’ll follow along during the games and keep a running total of their country’s medals.
So I thought I’d see if I could surprise her and her class with a couple of pictures of folks from various countries holding up signs sending greetings to each student and their class.
If anyone wants to help out, send me an e-mail at email@example.com and I’ll let you know all the details. Please let me know which country you’re from, so I can let you know which student is assigned there.
I’ve received a ton of questions from people, so I’m going to try and cover the most common ones here:
What countries do you need? With 16 kids in the class, there have been 16 countries assigned. They are Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. However, even if you’re not from one of those countries, you’re still more than welcome to participate! Send an e-mail and I’ll let you know the particulars.
What should be in the picture? Whatever you like, really – if there’s something scenic nearby that you can get in the shot, then terrific. If not, that’s ok too – the important thing is getting something in the picture sending greetings to the student (and the entire class as well, if you like).
Can I use an old picture? Sure, several of the submissions I’ve received are of older pictures that people have photoshopped to add in a greeting to the class. That’s perfectly fine! What I’m not looking for is just scenic pictures from your country without any greeting. I appreciate people helping, but the key thing here is getting a message of greeting to the kids.
How long do we have? The kid’s projects are due in by January 30th, so if people could send them by the 24th, that will give me enough time to sort everything.
Will we get to see the project when it’s done? Yes, certainly! All the pictures will be in an Imgur folder which the teacher can use to show the class. Once the project is complete, I’ll be sharing the folder with everyone (and hopefully there will be a few “thank you!” pics from the class as well).
What’s a ‘2nd-Grader’? A kid, about 7-8 years old, in their third year year of formal education (kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade).
Are you their teacher? No, my daughter is in this class – I’m just a dad with too much time on his hands who thought this would be a nice surprise for the kids.
Didn’t this post used to have all the details in it? Yes, but some were concerned about the level of detail in there, so I’ve removed all information about the school and the kids. When someone e-mails me about participating, then I let them know all the details.
Thanks so much to everyone who has already helped out!