The class really enjoyed receiving postcards from PAWS, but the journal didn't arrive until the end of the project. As each postcard was delivered, Ms. P would read it aloud and then it would be hung on the wall. You can see that PAWS made some exciting stops in these journal pages.
Look closely and you can see PAWS near the trains.
In addition to the trips PAWS documented in his journal, he also managed to travel to many other states and countries thanks to the generosity and kindness of family, friends, and even strangers. I posted on fb about the project and asked if anyone would be willing to send him a postcard on behalf of PAWS. The response was overwhelming.
PAWS had a welcome back party and the kids were allowed to bring him home along with their journal and postcards. As I read through the stack of postcards last night, I was so stunned by the kindness shown to my son. Friends and family came through for him but I also had a few friends who asked if they could pass the idea along to their friends living in different states and countries. As a result, Alexander received postcards from:
Portland, OR, Champaign, IL, Myrtle Beach, SC, Minnesota, Staumton, VA, Costa Rica, Paris, France, Denver, CO, Copenhagen, Denmark, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Molkom, Sweden, Zurich, Switzerland, Berlin, Germany, Multnomah Falls, OR, lighthouses of OR, Des Moines, IA, Durham, NH, Ascona, Switzerland, Minneapolis, MN, Indianapolis, IN, Belfast, Ireland, NY, NY, Mt. Hood, Oregon, Ohio, Springfield, IL, Florida, Kilcreggan, Scotland, Ontario, Canada, Baraboo, WI, and Santa Fe, NM.
This is just unreal and we appreciate each and every one of you who participated in PAWS journey which truly took him around the world. Thank you so much!