Begin writing letters according to the schedule given to you.
You should receive a return letter from your partner organization within 6 weeks. When you receive the package, you should then send your first culture package consisting of pictures, letters, drawings, and other items depicting life in your students’ community. The pen-pal relationship should then be underway!
Please stay in contact with the Books as Bridges Coordinator throughout the school year. Work with her/him to incorporate multicultural lesson plans into the curriculum, keep her/him updated on progress, and notify of any difficulties or frustrations along the way.
Check out the online resources for our international teachers! You’ll find fun and games for the students and lesson plan ideas for the teachers.
` Thank you for your interest in building pen-pal friendships!