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Ms. Clinger from Alexandria VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dear ________: An Intergenerational Penpal Project

My students need notecards and envelopes to correspond with their senior penpals.

  • $251 goal

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My Students

Fourth graders at Charles Barrett are an exuberant bunch. They love each other, they love learning, and they especially love talking! They come from all of the world; last year I had students from Bangladesh, Norway, Guatemala, and Syria. Wherever they come from, however, they're fascinated by what life was like long ago. They love learning about the past.

I'd like to set up a pen-pal program with a local senior center so that students can brush up on their writing skills, seniors can share their wisdom and history, and inter-generational friendships can develop.

I've already received approval for this program and am looking forward to starting it up in the 2018-2019 school year. I'd like to buy stationery for the students and seniors. What's more fun than receiving a letter?

My Project

Who doesn't love getting a letter in the mail? Especially when it's on nice stationery? The fourth graders at Charles Barrett will be inspired to participate in our pen-pal project through sending and receiving letters written on beautiful stationery. The stationery I'd like to use for our pen-pal program features nature and animal scenes.

The fourth graders at Charles Barrett Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia will use these appealing notecards and envelopes for a very special purpose: corresponding with their new penpals at the Saint Martin de Porres Senior Center.

The seniors will also receive blank notecards and envelopes so that writing back to their fourth grade penpals will be easy for them as well!

Ms. Clinger
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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36 Pack All Occasion Greeting Cards – Cute Baby Animal Pictures - Bulk Note Card Box Set with White Envelopes - Blank on the Inside - 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $9.99 9 $89.91
Majestic Scenery- 36 Note Cards - 6 Designs - Blank Cards - Kraft Envelopes Included • Amazon Business $9.99 9 $89.91

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