We will be connecting with classrooms from around the country! Last year, my students shared favorite books, learned about the artistic style of Picasso, informed students in Belgium about our St. Patrick's Day holiday, made zentangles, and mapped all of our contacts on a world map all through Artistic Trading Cards. These ATCs are the size of a playing card, and can be decorated using a variety of materials. ATCs are a worldwide art form, and provide a link between reading and art! When you exchange your work through the postal system, it is called a "swap". I am scheduling classrooms from around the country, and my goal is to have a swap each month. We will work on the cards during class time, and I will mail them out. It is always an exciting time when our ATCs arrive!