Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Konnichiwa Friends!

My first grade friends were so excited to receive pen pal letters. Our pen pals are Japanese students learning English. Along with their letters our pen pals included origami and instructions for the students to make their own origami too.

After writing back to their pen pals, some of my wonderful parent helpers volunteered to come in and help with a special project to send to our new friends.

We needed something light for shipping, and one of the parent helpers thought of this cute banner used for celebrations during Mexican holidays (our school in very near the U.S./Mexico border).

Click on the Pen Pal letter below to get your free copy!

And few photos from our Tippy-Toe Chick-Go! and Chick 'n' Pug activities...

Happy Thursday!


  1. Thanks for the Pen Pal letter. Great Idea!!

    First Grade Delight

  2. Pen pals in Japan. How cool is that? Thanks for the pen pal letter. I'm going to have to look into doing this.

    If you have a moment, check out my Clip Art/ Unit giveaway.

    First Upon A Time

  3. Thanks guys! I was so happy to see everyone, even my reluctant writers get excited about this. :)