Classroom penpal projects improve many skills

Thursday, August 5, 2010. We are grateful today for Beth’s guest article about classroom penpal projects, which help students develop many language arts and other skills. – Doc Meek

From Beth Lewis, your Guide to Elementary Education
Did you know that our K-6 Education Forum is a very popular (not to mention, easy-to-use) spot for connecting with other teachers around the globe who want to exchange letters. You should definitely take a minute and check it out. ~Beth

Start a Pen Pal Program for the 2010-2011 School Year

For many years now, teachers around the globe have flocked to the Pen Pals folder of the Elementary Education Forum in order to easily pair up with partner classrooms with whom exchange letters. I am still partial to pencil-and-paper letters, especially in this digital age. I love introducing the old fashioned feel of stamps and envelopes to my students.It’s fairly simple to set up a Pen Pal program, even if you’ve never done it before. The benefits are many; exchanging letters meets a wide variety of curriculum standards plus it’s truly fun and enlightening for your students.

So what are you waiting for? Partner up and get writing!… Read more


Blessings, Doc Meek,Thursday, August 5, 2010, at South Jordan, Utah

P.S. Heading for Canada today, August 5, so we’ll see if I can find a computer on the road somewhere to post tomorrow’s article. 😮 ———————————–

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