This is a tiny post but I can’t contain my excitement to combine it with something else, so here we are.
I have been toying with the idea of organizing a penpal project for my students for awhile (just brewing in the back of my mind) and I mentioned it to my boss today and got it approved!
I wrote out a message to all of my teacher friends in the US and UK asking if they would like to write to my kids and participate and I just got someone who was as excited as I am. Less than 3 hours later. 😀 😀 😀
I did a mini-penpal thing a few months back where my kids wrote to “a book character” (me) and I wrote a custom letter back to each of them. It was a ton of work though (20+ custom letters). We did it back and forth twice and they got excited about the letters, but I think this will be more exciting. They’ll have real kids their own age and they can practice writing in a real sense…not just in a workbook or for a test.
Maybe even form some long-term friendships??
Anyway, I had long day Friday and was ready to leave, but now with this new little project, I’m excited for Monday to get here 😀