The students in 5th grade have the opportunity to practice their letter writing skills, as they take part in our Intergenerational Pen Pal Project with members from my home congregation in Hilbert and with some of my family members and friends. 

Through this special project new friendships are made, as we work on our writing skills. The children also learn that while technology skills are very important today,  it is also important to not lose sight of the joy that can come from personal interactions with one another.

In March the 5th graders will begin writing to their pen pals.  After getting to know their pen pals through their letters, they will get to meet them in April  and spend the morning with them.