Hello from the sunny state of California!
It sure is a nice break from the hot, sweaty weather in Kansas. We are averaging a 100* temperature with a heat index around 108*. I am visiting my sister out here and loving seeing the ocean!
Onto the classroom-based part of this post! If I ever travel during the school year, I get a postcard for each student. I mail them before I leave time my traveling location. The students LOVE getting mail addressed to them! Plus, I can model for them how a friendly letter should be written.