Grade 2 was so excited to receive a manilla envelope in the mail this week. It was waiting for us when we got to school last Monday. I have a sister in Massachusetts who also teaches grade 2. Since I loop, every 2 years we pair up our students for pen pals. This gives our students an authentic purpose for writing – to get to know kids their own age who live in a different country. We will be exploring sports, games and mutual interests. We will plan to skype in the near future so the students can meet each other.
Have you ever had a pen pal?