Jun 082009
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Quick, what’s the abbreviation for Minnesota? Is it MI? No wait, I think that’s Michigan. MA? No, that’s Massachusetts. It’s MN.

Joy Miller, who blogs at fivejs.com, has put together an e-book to help you teach your children the states and their postal abbreviations. (You might learn something too!) The e-book includes printable U.S. maps, flashcards, and practice pages, as well as lesson ideas to aid in memorization.

I especially like the way Joy has divided the postal abbreviations into 3 categories: Easy, Harder, and Hardest. The Easy category includes all the abbreviations made by either the first two letters of the state’s name or the first letter of each word of the state’s name. I live in an easy state: NC. The harder category is comprised of those states where the abbreviation is formed using the first and last letter of the state’s name. Virginia, VA, is included in that list. Finally, there are the hardest ones. These are the ones that are formed using the first letter and some other letter in the state’s name. For example, Tennessee is TN. This e-book would make an excellent short summer study, or an addition to a U.S. geography study. I think I’m going to quiz my kids on their new knowledge when we see license tags from other states.

This book is now available as a free download. You can download it at FiveJ’s.

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  18 Responses to “Giveaway – Learn the States and Postal Abbreviations”

  1. Great giveaway. I live in NC and my kids would love this.


  2. Put us in the camp of states that use the first letter and some "other" letter as well. Great giveaway and discount. Thanks!


    busyfolk *at* gmail -dot- com

  3. We live in MT. It's not easily confused with others! My "real" blog address is mom2mykiddos.blogspot.com. Thanks!

  4. Consider me entered.

    ~From a secure and undisclosed location in MI.

    Edited by TheCrazyMom on Jun. 8, 2009 at 10:52 AM

  5. Cool – is this your first giveaway? I'm in.

    You know where I live. ;o)

  6. FB'd it too.

    Okay – I'll play by the rules: NC

  7. This looks like a great book. I live in an easy state – WV.

  8. I tweeted too…my username is FencedinFamily. I forgot to leave my email address on the last comment, sorry. It's cindy @ fencedinfamily dot com

    Thanks for running the giveaway!

  9. This would be a great addition to our state studies next year. We live in MO, from the hardest group 🙂

  10. Id love to enter also, it would go along with what we will be learning this coming Fall. We are in WV, an easy one to remember LOL

    Edited by LittleFarmMama on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM

  11. Sounds like a fun book! Just beginning homeschooling here in MI 🙂


  12. I also promoted the contest on my Facebook page & my blog.


  13. I lived in Ohio until I was 40. We just came off a 3 year stint in MO. Now we live in IL. We are doing hands-on geography!

    Penney Douglas

    penneymaried at sbcglobal dot net

  14. I promoted this giveaway on my facebook page, and I tweeted about it too!

    Edited by penneyfromheaven on Jun. 11, 2009 at 1:51 PM

  15. This would be awesome for our study too! Homeschooling in ID not to be confused with IA like it so often is.

    v.butterfield@yahoo.com or tumbleweednews.blogspot.com

  16. This sounds great, I am always trying to figure out what an abbreviation is for a state.


    SeekingHim @ gmail dot com



  17. I just twitted about the contest, I am already following you, and it will show up on my FB as well 🙂


    SeekingHim @ gmail dot com



  18. What a useful and helpful product to give away to someone here! Thanks!

    Julieanne in OR


    ejm (at) truevine (dot) net

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