Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine Exchange with Texas Friends


We are super excited about a special Valentine’s Day project that we have been working on.
Thanks to help from April at Chalk Talk we are exchanging Valentines with another kindergarten class ..... from Grand Prairie, Texas!
My class is beyond excited about their new pen pals from Mrs. Ray's class. We located their city and state on our large classroom map and then used Google Earth to zoom into their school and neighborhood. Pretty amazing!
The children made adorable LOVE BUG valentines for their "Texas friends". (Thanks to my amazing friend Jonelle @ A Place Called Kindergarten for this cute idea!)

We are also sending them a cool book about Cincinnati, Ohio so they can learn more about where we live and compare it to their own town.
And what is Valentine's Day without sweethearts?

My students are anxious to receive their Valentines from Mrs. Ray’s class. They are all super excited about the opportunity to see and chat with their new friends via Skype next week.

To: Mrs. Ray's Class
"We hope you like your Valentines, treats, and book.
We can't wait to Skype with you next week!
P.S. Do you have Skyline Chili in Texas?"
From: Mrs. Rider's Class


  1. i love this idea! how fun for you students to have penpals!

  2. Ms. Rider,
    I also participated in the SKYPE project with MS. Bell. We are working on a Smilebox slideshow to showcase our project. We will send it to you as soon as it is ready.

    Aslo I just awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award go to my blog to see the details.