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Bess teaches Grade 5 at Mast Landing School in Freeport, ME.

We are currently studying countries around the world and are busy putting together an "international fair" where students will share information, present food, etc. It would be a wonderful extension to have contact with students from different countries to tie into the experience of our research!


Lynne Ehrman works at The Nursery Preschool in Ohio with about 54 students.

We are beginning a multicultural program and hope to expand our learning experiences by communicating directly with other preschool aged children.


Cami Bridges teaches Kindergarten at West Smithfield Elementary. She would like her students to learn about other countries of the world.

Our classes will be studying countries in Europe for our upcoming multicultural unit. My class will be studying the Netherlands or Sweden. My colleagues' classes will be studying Italy, Germany, Ireland, England, and France. We would love to have pen pals to correspond with for this study and for the remainder of the year.



Nancy Decker teaches at Charlevoix Emmet Intermediate School in Michigan. She would like her pre-k students to write to others beginning students.

We are a pre-k class of 4 year olds. We are doing a month-long multicultural theme. We would like to be matched with other Early Education teachers to share information and communicate with students through snail mail or e-mail.



Sondra Simolo teaches 24 grade 2 students at Laurence School in California. She would like them to connect with another class of the same size.

We would like to meet another second grade class with about 24 students as well. We would like to make some new pen pals really soon.



Wynde Williams teaches grade 7 at Randolph Middle School in North Carolina. His students would like to write to a class in France.

We would like to find a middle school English teacher, in France, who would like his/her students to correspond with my students. They could write in English and we would respond in French.



Rachel Kubal is the Scout Leader of Girl Scouts Troop 22207 in Minnesota. They would like to correspond with others by mail.

We are working on a "write away" badge for girl scouts and are looking for 16 fun and interesting girls/students/girl scouts to communicate with through letters.



Ms. Debra, Ms. Kim and Ms. Brenda teach at the Glenside School Kids World Latchkey Center in Michigan. Their students would like to make some new pen pal friends.

We are a day care and the age group here varies from pre-k to the fifth grade. Some of the older students are here until late, so a pen pal would be nice for them.



Ms. Hendrickson teaches at East Garner Elementary in North Carolina. She would like her third grade students to contact another class.

We would like to encourage the students' love for writing, to write about current events here in our state, and to write in response to TFK or other literature. This will be a great opportunity for my students to learn about another class.



Melanie Graziano teaches at Waterford-Halfmoon High School in New York. She would like her students to make some Spanish speaking friends.

We live in a very small town just outside of Albany.  I really want to bring as many outside Spanish influences to my 8th and 9th grade students as possible, as many of them have limited opportunities to explore the world.



Miss Labat from Mount Diablo Elementary in California would like her class to connect with another from somewhere in the USA.

We are hoping to find a class out of the United States to
correspond with through snail mail once or twice each month.



Jeisa Ceballos teaches beginner Spanish to second graders at Meadow Creek Elementary in Texas.

Hello future pen pals!  I teach Spanish to non-Spanish speakers through a Spanish Immersion program.  I am interested in having my students write in Spanish to other kids of the same age. Hope to hear from you soon!



Jennifer Scruggs teaches English in the 9th grade center at Clear Creek High School in Texas.

These students are just new arrivals to the country for the most part. They are learning to write in English which is pertinent to passing tests to graduate in the future. We would like to write to another class because it will be good practice and a fun learning experience.



Mrs. Marshall from Orchard Valley Middle School in New Jersey would like her Spanish students write to another class from a Spanish speaking country.

My grade 7 students are starting to speak Spanish. They are learning to describe themselves and what they like to do, so I would love to have them correspond with pen pals in any Spanish speaking countries. We hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.



Isabella Paar from Calverton School in Maryland would like her students to connect with a Spanish speaking class.

I teach elementary Spanish.  I would like to get my 3-5 graders
exchanging e-mail messages, mail and cultural packages with students from a Spanish speaking country.



Marina Sadow from Albemarle Road Middle School in North Carolina would like her class to meet students from the Spanish speaking world.

We are working on a comparison of two Spanish-speaking cities (one city from Spain and another city from Central or South America). We are hoping to connect with another class from somewhere in those parts of the world.



Rachel Black from the Dr. Charles Drew Academy would like her class to work on their communication and geography skills.

My 5th grade social studies class is looking to practice their
letter writing skills and etiquette as well as learn about other
countries and cultures.  We look forward to corresponding with you!



Mrs. Cramer has 23 grade 3 students at Glenwood School in Ohio.

We would like to make some new pen pal friends and learn a little bit about another place.



Alexis Kaplan teaches 20 sixth grade students at Lindenwold Middle School in New Jersey.

We would like to make friends with another class.



Ms. Clay leads a Head Start program for preschoolers in Alabama.

We are learning about different foods and peoples from all around the world (with a multicultural theme). We would like to make some pen pal friends with preschoolers from another country.



Samantha runs an afterschool program at the YMCA in Brooklyn, New York.

We are starting a new project in our afterschool program where the children learn about other cultures. This would be a great opportunity for our children to connect with others from around the world to find out about their cultures and traditions.



Michael Hathaway teaches English as a Second Language at John Marshall High School in California.

My students are at the ESL 3 level and would love to communicate with American kids from different parts of the United States to practice their English. My students are from all over the world and have a lot to share.



Caroline Lassiter has 10 grade 2 students at Yorkshire Academy.

I would like my students to have authentic experiences writing letters to others and receiving letters in return.



Katie Jewett teaches 24 fourth grade students at St. Cecelia, a private Catholic school in Florida.

I would like my class to have pen pals starting in August and September. It would be a great way to start the new school year to connect with other students.


Rochelle Burnette is a first grade teacher at Ridgeview Elementary in Tennessee.

We would like to study the cultures of different countries and to see how our curriculum varies from other places around the world.


Shawna Fesler teaches Spanish at Our Lady of the Rosary in South Carolina.

I teach grades K-8 at a small Catholic school. I am interested in pen pals for any and all grades. I am especially interested for my middle school students and hope to establish a relationship with schools from Mexico and Spain. We have 28 students in the 7th grade and 26 in the 8th grade.


Bethanne Collins from The Orchard School in Indiana would like her ten students to connect with another second grade class.

I am the reading teacher for the 2nd grade. While we are studying letters, we are also trying to realize global connections. It can be difficult to connect with cultures at this grade level in a meaningful venue. This seems perfect for us.


Angella Gaines would like the Boys and Girls Club in California to correspond with students from another country.

I work at the Boys and Girls Club and I am looking for another English speaking class from a different country to correspond with my children. The students here are between the first and fifth grade levels. I would like to introduce them to different cultures, outside of the USA. I would prefer that we write letters, but e-mail correspondance would be fine.


Jacquelyn Darby teaches grade 7 students at the Guardian Angel Performance Arts Academy in Texas.

We are looking for students who are interested in writing to our class to help improve literacy skills. We hope to hear from you soon!


Kristen Villalvazo teaches at Saint Mary's Hall in Texas and she would like to find a French class to write to her students.

I teach middle school French for beginners. I would love to find a French speaking class that would like to correspond with my beginning French students. It would be great practice for them.


Ana Rodriguez from the Westchester Academy for International Studies in Texas wants her classes to connect with other students.

I want my students to practice writing to other students to help improve their literacy skills and to learn about different places. I teach both the 7th and 9th grades.


Ms. Swikart from Goodlow School in Illinois wants to motivate her students by writing to pen pals.

My students are 5/6th grade special education students who aren't very motivated when it comes to writing. If they had a good reason to write, by corresponding with pen pals, they will be more interested.


Jessica Thompson teaches 4th grade at Ririe Elementary School, in Idaho.

We enjoy studying our state's history, reading novels as a class and in co-operative groups we like writing, and learning more about art. We would love to have pen pals to correspond with.


Kamesha Cogborn has an afterschool program at the Arts and Technology Academy, in Michigan.

I have an afterschool enrichment program with about 20 students. We have kindergarten through grade 8 students participating!


D. Taylor teaches multiple grades at Birch Lane Elementary, in California. They would like to hear from a school anywhere in the world!

I teach grades 1, 2 and 3 at Birch Lane Elementary. We would love to find pen pals to practice our letter writing. We live in the bicycle friendly town of Davis, CA. It would be wonderful to hear from anywhere in the US or even world wide!


Mrs. Chilton has a 3rd grade class at Elitha Donner Elementary School, in California, that is looking for a class from the east coast.

We are looking for a third grade class somewhere on the east coast. We would love the opportunity to practice our letter writing skills and this is great motivation for editing our work! Please e-mail us right away so we can get started!


Kelly Ryan has an afterschool program with grade 3 students at East Franklin Elementary School, in North Carolina.

I work for the Macon County school system providing afterschool childcare. Our students range from kindergarten to fifth grade and I would like to start a pen pal club to help improve their writing skills. It would also be nice for them to learn about other states or countries.


Beth Franke teaches ten 9th grade students at John Stark Regional High School, in New Hampshire.

My students have learning disabilities in reading and writing and they need to practice these skills. I thought it would be a fun way for them to learn about other cultures or parts fo the world and to practice their skills!


Beverly Gant is a grade 3 teacher at Bishop Primary School in Texas, and she would like for her students to correspond with another class.

I enjoy doing math strategies, science activities, and we will do a lot of co-operative groups/projects this year.


Mary Engleman is a grade 2 teacher at Brittin Elementary School in Georgia, and she would like for her students to correspond with another class.

I would like my students to get to know about other students from another state or country.


Kathryn McGroarty is a grade 11 teacher at the Madeira School in Virginia, and she would like for her students to correspond with a French speaking class.

I teach a French level 3 class. My students are studying about francophone countries, and so it would be very good if they could correspond with a class that is french speaking. They are a very talented group of girls.


Marie Gilbert is a grade 4 teacher at Estelle Elementary School in Louisiana. Her students are learning to write letters so corresponding with pen pals is ideal.

We are learning to write letters and reports. We will also be writing essays, stories, poems, etc.


Holly Slowik is a grade 6 teacher in Brooklyn, NY, and she would like her class to correspond with another class to learn about different communities and to improve writing skills.

I am looking for pen pals for my class for a number of reasons. Three of those reasons are to improve writing and communication skills, and to generate curiosity of other cultures and the world. If another class has specific lessons in mind, I am willing to try them! Our curriculum this year includes: writing vignettes, narrative accounts, studying non-fiction, book talks, poetry in April, and service learning projects. We could exchange information about our communities. I feel the possibilities are endless!


Kevin Andersen is a grade 3 teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Connecticut, and he would like his class to correspond with an English Speaking class from China.

A component of our program is learning Mandarin Chinese. I would like for the students to exchange letters with English speaking students from China.


Lakesha Gummeson is a kindergarten teacher at Parksley Migrant Head Start in Virginia, and she would like her class to correspond with another class from around the world to learn about different cultures.

We are learning about different cultures; foods, etc. from around the world. I would like if my students received letters from other students from different countries around the globe.


Erin Gorgius is a teacher at Emiliano Zapata Academy in Illinois, and he would like his class to correspond with another class to enrich the students' knowledge of the world.

I teach pre-school in the Illinois. I want my children to understand that the world is a big place and that things are not the same everywhere.  I could send you post cards of Illinois and a picture of our school.  I would really appreciate it if you could send me a picture of your school (e-mail is fine) and maybe a post card or something from where you live. I am hoping to collect pictures of schools from all over the world. I can write to your class or answer questions that they have about Chicago, Illinois or the United States in general.  Even if our classes do not write to each other I am interested in exchanging information with other teachers.


Jennifer Renahan is a teacher at Waterloo High School in New York, and she would like her students to correspond with other students from around the world for their Global Studies class.

I would like my students to correspond with various students from around the world. I'm mainly looking for students in the following regions since they're the ones the students learn about in their Global Studies class: India, China/Japan, Latin America and Africa. I have many students but will divide the classes up into different regions of the world so don't worry if you only have five kids to offer. I'd be happy with anything and my students will be delighted.


Rosa Russenberger is a French teacher in Michigan, and she would like her class to correspond with other French speaking classes.

I have 65 French level one students. Since I have three classes and so many students, I would require perhaps, more than one teacher or classes to correspond with. My students have learned about the weather, seasons, hobbies, sports, school subjects, ordering in a café, and soon they will be learning how to describe themselves using adjectives. Also family member vocabulary will come up soon. Hope this helps, look forward to hearing from you.


Amy Bowerman is a grade 2 teacher at Allendale Elementary in Michigan. She wishes for her students to correspond with other students from around the world.

It would be very exciting for the students to be pen pals with
children from other geographical regions. I believe that this would motivate them in their writing and make geography more meaningful.  We are beginning to study about animals and it would be interesting to hear about the kinds of animals that are commonly seen in other communities and/or countries.


Kay Kraatz is a high school teacher at OCM BOCES in New York. She wishes for her students to correspond with other students in similar programs from around the world.

I have students in a vocational setting: culinary arts, cosmetology, nursing assistant, graphic communications, auto technology, auto body, construction technology, criminal justice.  I would like to see the students share with others in similar programs internationally.


Corey Mitchell is a grade 6 teacher at Roxboro Road Middle School in New York, and he would like to correspond with students from countries in the Eastern Hemisphere.

We are completing country research reports in the Eastern
Hemisphere, which is the area of focus/study for 6th grade social studies/history in New York State.  Some students expressed how much fun they had doing the research and so they wanted to correspond with the students and to learn more about each other.


Mrs. McLaughlin is a grade 9 teacher at Corunna High School in Michigan, and she would like for her classes to correspond with other classes in Spanish.

I have Spanish classes ranging from first year to fourth year. All of them would like to have a pen pal. Their ages are between 14-17 years old.


Sherry Smith is a grade 9 teacher at Hamilton High School in Alabama, and she would like for her class to correspond with a class from a Spanish speaking country.

I would like for my Spanish II classes to correspond with students from a Spanish speaking country to better their skills in the Spanish language.


Tracy Hamblet is a grade 2 teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Florida, and she would like for her class to correspond with another class to develop writing skills and to learn about cultures.

Just looking for another class for my students to communicate
with. We could work on writing skills while learning about other
countries or cultures.


Sandra Lopez is a grade 5 teacher at The Miami Montessori School in Ohio, and she would like for her class to correspond with a class from a Spanish speaking country.

I am a grades 4-6 Spanish teacher at Miami Montessori School. I would like for my class to correspond with another class from a Spanish speaking country, and my students could respond in either English or Spanish. My Spanish background is Spanish from Spain.


Lorie Morrison is a grade 2 teacher at Marcus Whitman School in Washington, and she would like for her class to correspond with a class from another country around the world, to help improve writing skills.

We are always looking for authentic ways of teaching writing. Writing to children in other countries would be truly authentic and fun. I also like to promote acceptance of other people, especially when they are ethnically different than we are.


Andrea Withers is a grade 2 teacher at Fammatre Elementary School in California, and she would like for her class to correspond with a class from another country around the world.

Throughout our school year together, my seven-year-olds learn about countries around the world.  Corresponding with your students would make their learning so much more meaningful!


Betty Heard is a grade 3 teacher at Louisville Elementary in Nebraska, and she would like for her class to correspond with another grade 3 class.

We would like pen pals from other third grade students in any location.  We live in a rural farming community. Our High School basketball team is going to the state play offs, so most of my class loves basketball now.  They also love other sports, computer time, and art.


Ms. Yerkey is a grade 6 teacher at Memorial Middle School in Massachusetts, and she would like for her class to correspond with another class from a different part of the world.

My 6th grade English Language Arts students would like pen pals from other parts of the country or the world. You can write to one class/section (20 students) or the entire 6th grade (all 100 students).


Maria Guerrero is a teacher of students aged
3-5 at School Readiness Preschool Elementary in California, and she would like for her class to correspond with another preschool class.

We are a program that serves children aged 3-5 from families that are new to the country, non-English speaking (mostly spanish). I am seeking another preschool teacher wishing to correspond with preschoolers through art, photos etc.


April Tennesen is a grade 2 teacher at Tanglewood Riverside School in Florida, and she would like for her class the opportunity to learn about different parts of the U.S.A.

My inclusion class would like to practice letter writing and discuss what it is like in other parts of the U.S.A, especially parts that have pronounced seasonal changes.


Mrs. Harris is a grade 3 teacher at Faith Academy in Connecticut, and she would like her students to improve upon writing skills and communication.

We have learned how to write letters correctly, so I thought that, not only will it help them strengthen their skills, but it will be an assignment that they will hopefully enjoy for the rest of their lives; with a new friendship!


Amy Ward is a grade 11 teacher at Vinton County High School in Ohio, and she would like her students to correspond with pen pals from different cultures in order to learn about various foods and dishes.

These students are in an Eating Healthy course at Vinton County High School.  We would like pen pals who are of Jr. or Sr. status in order to explore multi-cultural foods and prepare several labs from other cultures.  As a connection in writing this year, I wanted to try to get it set up for at least 48-50 students maximum.  If I can only get 20, that is fine too.  If you have any interest in hearing from other students in the U.S.A, please contact us and I will be glad to respond. Thanks for your co-operation!


Jennifer Meaney is a grade 8 teacher at Piedmont Middle School in North Carolina, and she would like her students to correspond with pen pals from around the world.

I think it would be great to give these students the opportunity to work on their writing skills and learn about a new culture along the way.


Ms. Joyce is a grade 6 teacher at Ross Wood Ward School in Connecticut, and she would like her students to correspond with pen pals from around the world.

I would love the chance for my students to learn about different parts of the world, in writing to other students across the globe.


Heather Jones is a grade 5 teacher at Cape Fear Christian Academy in North Carolina, and she would like her class to correspond with a class from another country to better their communications skills.

I am looking for pen pals from all over the world for my 5th graders. It would give them a chance to develop better writing and communication skills and also to have hands on learning of different cultures.


Kellee Yoder is a grade 5 teacher at Calvary Temple Christian School in California, and she would like her class to correspond with a class from another Christian School.

We are a Christian School in the Central Valley of California. My class studies World War 1, the Roaring Twenties, transportation in America, and the Fifty States, to name a few. I am interested in finding a class in a Christian School for my class to write to. Thanks!


Raquel Brown is a grade 3 teacher in Saint Louis, MO, and would like her class to correspond with a class from another country.

We have an afterschool program in which we encourage the correspondance to other students from countries around the world.


Susan Bair is a grade 3 teacher in Ohio, and would like her class to correspond with a class from another country.

In English we are beginning a section on "letter writing", and I would like for my students to have someone to correspond with, hopefully from another country, but even a different state in the U.S. would be nice.


Paige Doyle is a grade 6 teacher in Ocala, U.S.A and would like her class to correspond with a class from London, England.

I would like my students to correspond with students from a class in London, England so that we can learn about their customs and language.


Claire Lorenz runs an afterschool enrichment program in Texas, and would love for those students to correspond with other kids from around the world.

We have an enrichment class that meets twice weekly for 45 minutes, and I thought it would be fun for those students to have pen pals.


Frank Lammers a teacher in Wisconsin. He would like his class to correspond with other classes from Germany.

We are looking for German pen pals, if possible, since our kids
learn their subjects in a second language, German.


Michelle Blake a teacher in Wendover, Nevada. She would like her class to correspond with other classes from all over the world.

We have an after school program and we are researching how other countries celebrate Christmas. Traditions: what they eat, what they wear, when they celebrate it, etc. We would like to hear about what other countries do first hand by talking to other students. We have students from grades 2-6.


Tom Pasinski is a junior high teacher in Tempe, AZ. He would like his class to correspond with other classes from four different countries.

I am a teacher at a junior high in Tempe, AZ. We have been studying 4 countries as part of a United Nations project, and I thought it would be nice if we could get in contact with pen pals from some, or all, of these countries. The countries are Germany, France, Singapore, and Sudan. Thank you very much.


Melissa is a 2nd grade teacher in Mocksville, NC. She would like her class to correspond with other classes from around the world.

My 2nd grade class would love to write to people from all over the world. Maybe we could trade post cards, etc. to learn more about your culture. We live in North Carolina. We can't wait to hear from you! Thanks!


Betty K. is a teacher from Maryland and would like her spanish class to meet another class from a spanish speaking country.

I teach Spanish to students between the ages of 11 and 14. We are looking to set up a pen pal or epal exchange with classes in a Spanish speaking country, so that all students can practice the language they're learning!


Sarah Voss is an elementary school teacher from Iowa. She would like her Spanish and French classes to meet other classes from Spanish and French speaking countries.

I am an elementary French and Spanish teacher in Iowa, and I'm excited to set up class pen pals, for my classes this school year, from French and Spanish speaking countries around the world. I am teaching children from kindergarten to the 5th grade. I have two k-2 classes and two 3-5 classes. We would love to do projects, exchange pictures, cartoons, letters, and e-mails with your classes; maybe we could even do a video! My kindergarten – 2nd grade classes don’t read or write Spanish, they just speak and sing. They sing and dance and could draw posters and pictures to send. My 3rd grade classes are starting to write and read French and Spanish. So, we could write simple letters to one another and send pictures, or do more complex projects. My students have been learning about French and Spanish speaking countries and cultures, and would be thrilled to make contact with real Spanish and French speaking students their own ages. I hope that I can find some classes who would like to meet some American students learning these languages. Thank you.


Mr. McCarthy is an elementary school teacher from Richburg, New York. He would like his class to meet a class of the same size from another part of the world.

I will have a class of 22 third graders in the upcoming school year. We are located in Richburg, a small rural town in southwest New York State. We'd like to meet a class, of about the same age, from another part of the world who would like to be pen pals with us. I can be reached here and can provide more information as you need it. Thanks again.


Mr. Liljewall is an elementary school teacher from Illinois who would like his Spanish class to meet a Spanish speaking class that is learning English.

I am a Spanish teacher for children grades 1-5 and would like to correspond with a class that speaks Spanish and is learning English so we can practice our writing skills this coming year. It would be a great, enriching opportunity.


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