The Postcard Pack
The first product from Ben's Paper Shop! It's a pack of five postcards curated by our friends at CW Pencil Enterprise.
They're perfect for sending friendly notes to special people, and the pack includes five stamps, a pencil, and a sharpener.
For each pack sold, one student in a Title I classroom receives a subscription to Ben the Rooster's Pen Pal Unit.
First Grade Teacher at Wesley International Academy, Atlanta, Georgia
"My students and I are LOVING Ben the Rooster!"
Kindergarten Teacher at Brooklyn Arbor School, Brooklyn, New York
"We started yesterday and they loved it!"
Kindergarten Teacher at Brumby Elementary, Marietta, Georgia
"My students were very excited about writing back to Ben the Rooster, so I’m hoping this will become a motivator to do their best work."
Who is Ben the Rooster?
You're probably like, "Who is Ben the Rooster?" Well, let me introduce myself!
That's me right there, and I'm a pen pal for little readers. I send postcards to my pen pals about my life on the farm, and then they write back to me. I use the excitement of receiving mail to encourage literacy, creativity, and friendship.
I write with thousands of students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms. And as you can see, they reply with awesome postcards.
Stationery That Gives Back
With permission, I use the art the kids send and turn it into fun stationery for Ben's Paper Shop. Then, I use the profits to donate subscriptions of my Pen Pal Unit to Title I schools in under-resourced communities. Cool, right?!
My Pen Pal Unit
My Pen Pal Unit is a four-month unit. During that period, I send two postcards each month to my pen pals. I also provide students and teachers with all of the postcards and postage that they'll need for participation.