Last month we invited you and your students to join classrooms from around the world in PenPal-A-Palooza 2020. Since then over 1,000 teachers from 70 different countries have joined this special event! To join PenPal-A-Palooza simply participate in any PenPal Schools topic during February 2020. At the end of PenPal-A-Palooza, we’ll recognize students who submit outstanding projects as PenPal Stars.
Featured Topics for February 2020
Celebrate Black History Month by inviting your students to join Walking to Freedom, Race in America, or The World Through My Eyes. Your students will study African American history, celebrate African American achievements, and share perspectives with PenPals from around the world!
In addition to celebrating Black History Month, this February, you and your students are invited to join over 600 PenPals from countries like Mongolia, Turkey, Mexico, and the United States to set personal goals for 2020! In this special topic, students set SMART goals across different areas of life including heath, study, and personal finance and share their goals with PenPals!
And don’t forget that by participating in any PenPal Schools topic from now through February 2020, you and your students become eligible to receive prizes and a blog feature as part of PenPal-A-Palooza!
This month, we’d like to recognize Matt and Sophia, PenPal Stars from South Africa and the United States. Matt and Sophia recently participated in our World Explorer & Plant and Animal Adaptation topics where they demonstrated excellence in reading, writing, global citizenship and technology skills.
In addition to studying daily life, food, art, and popular culture with PenPals from around the world, Sophia and Matt shared perspectives from their own communities. Matt explained that learning about the world with PenPals was a great experience because, “you can get different opinions, learn about different things in the world, and discover other people's interests.”
Is there a PenPal Star in your classroom? Click here to nominate a PenPal Star!