The students really enjoy writing to their friends. This will be an experience they will always remember!
With technology, we have made the world so much smaller. A handwritten letter is the best, but a friend suggested to me that I could electronically send the Falcon Heights elementary student’s pen pal letters to the school’s computer in Tanzania via Google Drive. The children in Tanzania will still get the hard copy, but they are previewing the letters right now. They will then write their letters to their pen pal. When my friend arrives at our school, while on her vacation, she will deliver the paper letters and the children will give her their pen pal letters to be delivered back to the USA.
Technology and friends together are amazing!