Tuesday, March 2, 2010

One for the kids and one for the adults: Our Pen Pal packs and ReForm School Pen Pal Club

We finally finished our Pen Pal Packs. We took a quick trip to NYC so we picked up fun postcards from favorite restaurants and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, bought some pens at the art store, and made some envelopes on the computer, included some stickers and a copy of a story from Arnold Lobel called "The Letters" from his book Frog and Toad Are Friends. I asked my daughter Lucia to write a letter to her friends and family to explain the packs and ask each person to write to her. She was not so keen on the writing exercise--she just wanted to use the scanner and draw on the computer--we finally agreed on her writing one version that we scanned in and printed for each person. She included some special things for each person too.

We mailed the packs last week so I will let you know if we start to receive some  letters soon.

And for the parents:

ReForm School in LA is having a Pen Pal Club for adults. They have a Kids Club in the works. It sounds so fun! I think I will try. The deadline is Monday, March 15th. 7-9pm.  For the deets, see the ReForm School blog.
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