Pen Pals and August Currently

I remember as a little kid, having a pen pal that lived in New Jersey. We wrote letters and sent pictures to one another for a couple of years. I would get so excited when the mailman would deliver her letters.   Last year I paired up with my son's second grade teacher, at another school, so the kids could have pen pals and practice their letter writing. The kids LOVED it and could not get the letters back fast enough! We sent pictures and little gifts to the class when we delivered the letters.So, when I saw this opportunity pop up for my class, I had to jump on it! I am SO excited to be joining Kelley at the Teacher Idea Factory for her pen pal pairing! She has been kind enough to let everyone who is interested, sign up by Sunday, August 12th, and then she will pair you up with another class for the year. Click on the picture below to take you to her post about signing up.

The brilliant Kelley has also created an awesome Pen Pal packet with ideas on how to get started writing letters and some great ideas to keep it fun for the kids. The packet is on sale at her TpT store through the weekend. I am grabbing my copy today!

 I am linking up with Farley at Oh! Boy Fourth Grade for this month's currently. I hear it is:

Have a great weekend everyone! I will be posting classroom pictures next week! 


  1. Thanks for sharing! I found you on the August Currently, you accidentally posted on the Mustache Linky... BUT I will still comment on this. I love my personal laminator too! Why haven't I got this sooner!? My life is already so much easier. Come and check out my Currently!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  2. thanks so much for linking up :) the pen pal thing looks really cool!!!

  3. I can't wait for my personal laminator to get here! I completely understand about your needing too! I started the summer with a bang but now I've been trailing off on the exercise front!


    Surviving the First Year

  4. I couldn't survive without magnet tape. . .great BTS item. I know you said you are wanting a new blog design but I just wanted you to know I love the colors you have now.

    Have fun with all of your "loving" items today.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  5. I need to hop on the exercise train too!

    Success in Second Grade
    Don’t forget to check out My Summer in Pictures Linky Party

  6. I am so with you on the exercise - at all. I hate to. BUT next week I intend to start with my son who is overweight also. However, he plays basketball for hours daily & loves to swim a lot. Why not this week you may ask? I just had a minor surgery yesterday & I am leaving for a girls trip Sunday.
    I am your newest follower.

  7. Girl, I need to be exercising with you. That is the first thing to go this time of year!

  8. I'm excited for the pen pals too-I have fond memories of doing that as a kid. Glad I discovered your blog! :)


  9. I am with you on the exercising. I love to read a novel on my iPad while I walk on my treadmill but I just finished the novel and don't have another one. So, no exercising until I find another good book. Darn!
    Sheree Peterson

  10. Personal laminators are the BEST!!! Newest follower here:)

    1...2...3...Teach With Me

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your "Currently"... it sounds like we're all enjoying the Olympics!


  12. I'm your newest follower. I discovered you through my blog. Thanks for joining the Loop! I would love to have a new blog design too!

  13. I so want a laminator! It would be so fun. I am your newest follower. I would love to have you come by and visit me!