However, I was thinking that maybe other people would like to hook up with someone in the blogging world instead of a "pen pal" site. I don't know about you, but I feel like fellow bloggers are friends already! So, if you are looking for a pen pal, post a comment below stating:
- your grade
- number of students
Provide a link to your blog or email address for someone to contact you. Look around at the other comments and see if someone looks like a good fit and contact them! If you find a match, just come back and delete your comment so other bloggers don't keep contacting you.
Help spread the word by copying and posting this on your blog:
Are you looking for class pen pals and are frustrated with trying to find one using websites? Try your blogging friends! Just post a comment on the post, "Need Class Pen Pals?" or browse the comments to find your match on Fourth Grade Flipper's blog @ http://fourthgradeflipper.blogspot.com/2012/07/anyone-need-4th-grade-pen-pals-please.html
(You can make a link to the website address with the picture and delete the address if you want. I wasn't sure my link would transfer when you copy and paste it.)
This was my Original Post Requesting a Pen Pal:
Since I entered this blogging world a few weeks ago, I have "met" so many wonderful teachers!! My students had 4th grade pen pals last year from CA and, sadly, the teacher is moving to a new position. So............I have to find new pen pals! I was lucky last year and found someone reliable by November and we were able to exchange letters three times each before the end of the year. However, the year before that, I had so many leads from that pen pal website and they all fell through until March when we were only able to exchange once! I think there are a lot of scammers out there.
My students LOVED writing their pen pal letters and receiving them. After recently reading "The Book Whisperer" I am even more convinced that this is a great opportunity for students to practice their writing. It is true...........the students actually LIKED writing their letters and never complained!
If you are a 4th grade teacher and need pen pals, please contact me! I will have 22-24 ELA students next year. Preferably, it would be nice to have pen pals from an urban area, southern state, or western state since I am in a small, rural town in New York State. It is fun to have students with quite different backgrounds. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or leave me your email in the comments. I will update this post when (and IF) I find a pen pal match!! UPDATE: I found one! Thank you!! Look at the comments below for a possibility for your class pen pals!
Check out The Teacher Idea Factory's Pen Pal Pair Up!! Comment by August 12th and she will match you up with a pen pal!