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Penpals stretch Preschool literacy skills

First messages went to the Bahamas this week

Preschool is continuing to build on the literacy skills they practiced in April, when they wrote letters to loved ones.

One of the Preschool teachers knows the staff at a preschool in Bahamas, and she has set up a pen pal exchange. 

Her class using writing and video to introduce themselves this week, and ask some of their own questions.

Video above.

PDF here.

Skills checklist:

letter-writing basics
deciding what to write and what to video
generating open-ended questions, not just yes-or-no
thinking about your own identity in relation to someone else's
thinking about geographic and cultural differences
practicing patience as you wait for a response

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