Sunday, February 04, 2007

Narrowing the Gap

So one of my elementary classes is studying about geography and one of the subjects that we cover is about pen pals. I had unsuccessfully tried to do a small scale pen pal excursion with the help of Cindy with a different class but unfortunately the letters she sent were lost in the mail. This time I am determined to make it work and so far things are going really well. Since I don't really know any Canadian 12 year olds I had to improvise and use the next best thing at my disposal- 17/18 year olds. Which really, are they that much different? Observe:

Virtually identical, I tell you! My kids are really excited though and even finished their letter writing homework 3 days early. The letters were pretty cute and I am excited to read the ones that Stephie and her friends sent in return. Hopefully the kids won't ask me every day if their letters are here yet and hopefully they won't be lost in the mail since that would be much too tragic.


Kirsty Bryce said...

i know some 12 year olds.... in fact i teach them. Why didn't you ask me?

ambearo said...

Because I only thought of that after the fact. I'm still new at this teaching and thinking thing. ;-)

Kirsty Bryce said...

Ah, I see. Well, perhaps next time.