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Pen Pals Classroom Connection Pack {Friendly Letter Writing}

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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Pen pals? Have you ever wanted to start this in your classroom, but didn't want to take the time to manage all of the "deets?" This Pen Pal Packet solves that problem by providing you with everything you need to start and maintain a quality long distance classroom connection. This pack offers countless ready-made (and levelized) writing templates, friendly letter review worksheets/games, and other "out of the box" ideas/activities for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades.

**Need help finding a teacher to match up with? Visit my blog to check out The Perfect Pen Pal Pair Up (07/21-08/04)!

PEN PALS PACKET INCLUDES:
Pen Pal Set Up - Informational
Friendly Letter Intro - Friendly Letter Skills Review Worksheets + Game
Meet Me Questionnaire - Question Sheet (3 templates)
Buddy Billboards - Get To Know Me Art
My First Friendly Letter - Get to Know Me Write (3 templates)
Here's The 411 - Classroom Haps/Project Letter (3 templates)
Let Me Show You - "How To" Letter (3 templates)
Pleasing Postcards - Postcard Writing (4 templates)
My Favorite Recipe Write - Recipe/Favorite Food Letter (2 templates)
Monthly Letter Templates - Holiday Themed Templates (30 templates)
Where Are You? - Social Studies/Mapping Skills Activity
You've Got Email - Email Activity Suggestions
Wanna Skype? - Classroom Skype Session Idea
Makin' Movies - Classroom-Created Movie Idea

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I've participated in postcard exchanges before, but never a year-long pen pal exchange. Because I've recently paired up with another class to exchange letters this school year, I'm thrilled to have found this resource. What a blessing for a busy teacher!
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On  September 21, 2013Beach Teacher (TpT Seller) said:
I just became pen pals with another split class who also purchased it (so we have grades 1-3 together). This packet is perfect for us to have various levels of materials to fit the needs of all of our students. I am looking forward to using all of the creative ideas to exchange throughout the year as our students share with each other! Thank you for a wonderful product!
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On  September 12, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  September 7, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Kelley!

My name is Jess Sauers and I'm part of your pen pal exchange. First off, I just wanted to say thanks for setting this up. Summer has been so busy and now with school finally getting started next week I'm trying to tie up a few ends. I can't find your email where you told me which packet I should download for the pen pals...Is it Make a Classroom Connection?
Thanks so much and look forward to reading your blog this year!
Jess
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On  September 7, 2013Kelley Dolling - Teacher Idea Factory answered:
It is . . . thanks for asking. I hope ya like it. Let me know if you need a parent permission slip (if you are exchanging photos) and I'll email one to you :) Kelleydolling@gmail.com
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On  July 25, 2013,  Amy H. asked:
Is it too late to sign up for your pen pal matchup?
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On  July 25, 2013Kelley Dolling - Teacher Idea Factory answered:
Email me!!! Kelleydolling@gmail.com
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Pen Pals Classroom Connection Pack {Friendly Letter Writing}
Pen Pals Classroom Connection Pack {Friendly Letter Writing}
Pen Pals Classroom Connection Pack {Friendly Letter Writing}
Pen Pals Classroom Connection Pack {Friendly Letter Writing}