Mail Handling (Adapted)

Recipients of the Mail Handling (Adapted) credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed the following tasks:

Activity 1: Postage

1.     Gather materials you need.
2.     Check the scale to make sure it is at zero. Ask your teacher for help.
3.     Get the postal rates chart.
4.     Get worksheet 5 and a pencil.
5.     Put a letter on the scale. Read the weight of the letter.
6.     Ask your teacher to help you read the scale and the Postal Rates Chart.
7.     Write the weight on worksheet 5. Look at the Postal Rates Chart to find out how much postage is needed.
8.     If the weight is between 2 numbers, use the bigger number. Write your answer.
9.     Have your teacher check your work.
10.  Put your materials away and clean the work area.

Activity 2:   Putting Labels on Mail

1.     Get worksheet 5a and address labels.
2.     Write two address labels.
3.     Place your labels on Worksheet 5a in the correct place.
4.     Write 2 return address labels.
5.     Place return address labels on Worksheet 5a in the correct place.
6.     Have your teacher check your work.
7.     Clean up your work area.

Activity 3:   Sorting Mail by Last Name

1.     Gather materials needed.
2.     Look at the name on the card. Find the last name on the top row.
3.     Determined the first letter of the last name.
4.     Find the first letter on the label on the mail sorter.
5.     Check to make sure the letter of the last name matches the letter on the mail sorter slot.
6.     Put the card into the mail sorter slot.
7.     Put each card into the correct slot.
8.     Have your teacher check your work.
9.     Put all the cards together and clean up your work area.

Activity 4:   Sorting Mail by Zip Code

1.     Gather materials needed.
2.     Determined own zip code.
3.     Put the worksheets with the numbers from 0-9 out on the table.
4.     Look at the mail cards.  Each address has a zip code.
5.     Put the mail cards on the number that is the same as the first one in the zip code.
6.     Keep working until all the cards are sorted by the first number in the zip code.
7.     Get your teacher to check your work.
8.     Put your materials away and clean up the work area.

Activity 5:   Putting Items in Envelopes

1.     Gather materials needed.
2.     Put one card into each envelope.
3.     Be careful not to bend the card or tear the envelope.
4.     Ask your teacher to check your work.
5.     Put your materials away and clean up the work area.

Activity 6:   Using a Zip Code Map

1.     Gather materials needed.
2.     Put the colored squares with the numbers from 0-9 out on the table.
3.     Get 20 mailing cards and Worksheet 18.
4.     Find the zip code on the first mailing card.  Look at the first number.
5.     Find the same number as the zip code on the map on Worksheet 18.  Determine color of area.
6.     Put the mail card on the square that is the same as the matching zip code.
7.     Get your teacher to check your work.
8.     Look at each card and decide which area the zip code is in. Place each card on the matching colored square.
9.     Continue until all the cards are gone.
10.   Get your teacher to check your work.
11.   Put all materials away and clean up the work area.

Activity 7:   Sorting Mail by State

1.     Gather materials needed.
2.     Ask your teacher to mix up the mail cards for you.
3.     Place Worksheet 21 on the table to help you sort the mail cards onto the 2 squares with IA and NE.
4.     Look at the mail cards. Each address has a state abbreviation.
5.     Look at the first mail card and find the state abbreviation. Lay that card on the correct square.
6.     Keep working until all the cards are sorted by the state.
7.     Put a rubber band around each stack of cards.
8.     Get your teacher to check your work.
9.     Put all materials away and clean up the work area.

Activity 8:   Sorting Mail by State & Zip Code

1.     Gather materials needed.
2.     Place Worksheet 22 with zip code numbers on the table to help you sort.
3.     Find the zip code on the mail card.  Look at the first 2 numbers of the zip code.
4.     Place the mail card on the square with the same first 2 numbers.
5.     Continue matching mail cards to the correct square until all the cards are gone.
6.     Get the teacher to check your work.
7.     Put materials away and clean up the work area.

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