- Your State
Hey Teachers in grades K-5! Let’s be Pen Pals this school year! Join our School Choice Pen Pals Program! Our team will connect you with a classroom of a similar grade in another state or community so your students can send and receive letters during the school year. It is a great way to teach letter writing, geography, and get to know other students in a different part of our country. Celebrate your school and learn more about other schools across America.
Step 1: Sign up your class for the program with the form provided.
Step 2: Our team will connect you via email with a teacher from a class in another state or community.
Step 3: Teachers will decide together when they will send letters, who will send their letters first; and provide first names of students in their classes.
Step 4: Share photos and videos on social media of students writing and receiving their letters using #schoolchoice.
*Email option is available in the form if preferred.
All letters will be collected by the teacher and sent to the pen pal school in a larger envelope addressed to the receiving teacher via the US Postal Service. Students may not share their home addresses, emails, or phone numbers with their Pen Pal. Teachers should review the letters to ensure safety and appropriateness prior to giving the letters to the students.
Pen, Pencils, Markers, Crayons
Large Envelopes (to fit classroom letters)
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