Jo at A Bit of This and A Bit of That hosts phonics and culture swaps six times each year, and I recently participated in my very first phonics swap. Basically, I sent two swap partners 10 phonetically correct miniatures for their collections, and they each sent me 10 miniatures for mine.
My swap partners were Joann in Olympia, WA, and Gabriel in Austin, TX. Here's what I sent them:
Here's what Gabriel sent me:
Zero (typewriter key)
Nine (typewriter key)
They also sent lovely postcards from their respective hometowns. We live in a very culture-rich area (American Revolution, Civil War, George Washington's home, not to mention that we live 12 miles from the capital of the United States), but somehow I just could not get my act together to include postcards. I had big hopes and lots of culture-based ideas for things to send, but in the end, I sent only miniatures. I can get paralyzed by details, and I knew I would never get the miniatures in the mail if I veered off on a tangent. Alas, perhaps if Jo hosts a culture swap in a couple of months...
To see what other people swapped, click here. To my swap partners, thanks for all of the goodies!! I'm just starting my phonetic object collection, and I'm glad to have all of these additions!!