Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects


Letters file 4/13/96


Student Pages


Dear Anthony,

Hi! We do not have your letter back. We are working on a project Called it's A Small World After All. Do you have a Home page? I have my Home Page. I'll give you directions to visit the Home page of the school. Do you have your Home Page in the computer? We are working in a book called Ghosts in the School.

Your Penpal,


Dear Katie,

Hi! I'm Carla. I didn't have school for a whole week, but I have a lot of homework. We're doing a book of The Ghost of the School. Here in Illinois were in November. On Friday were are going on a Field Trip to the Museum of Chicago. I have three brothers and one sister. My teacher has two grades, 4th and 5th in one class- room. Can you tell me why you didn't write to me last time? My best friends are Yeni, Hilda, Sandra, Yessenia, and Melissa. Well, I hope that you write to me again. See you later. 

Your pal,


Dear Elly,

Hi! My name is Hilda. Last week we didn't come to school for 3 days. Why haven't you written? Have you been real busy? We are going on a Field Trip on Friday to a Museum in Chicago. There are 26 students in our class. Mr. Pedroni my teacher has an assistant in the classroom her name is Mrs. Delgado. Do you have any pet animals in your class? We have a fish tank with several fish and a turtle with the long neck. 

Your pal,


Dear Bobbie,

Hi! My name is Angel. I am Mexican, but my family and I we came to live in Aurora, Illinois. We are having snowflurries here in Illinois. I heard on the news that Ohio had some snow. We are going on a Field Trip to Chicago to a museum. What are you doing for Thanks-giving? We are having a special lunch here at school. Hope to hear from you soon. 

Your pal,


Dear Rose,

Hi! My name is Ruben. I am student of Brady School here in Aurora, Illinois. I like school because we do lots of differente things. We learn a lot of things like about climates, foods. Is it getting cold? over there? It's getting cold over here; we should be getting some snow soon. Do you have any pets? I have 3 dogs in my house. Have you ever had a horse? I have a horse back in Mexico. What did you do for Halloween? I was a pirate. Did you get a lot of candies? We had a Halloween party in our school, lot of the students had real scary costumes.  

Your pal,


Dear Todd,

Hi! How are you? I am doing fine. Are you going on a field trip anytime soon? we are, we are going on Friday, tomorrow, and we are going to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. I will be going to another school soon. In a way I want to move and in another way I don't. We didn't have school for 3 days because we had a Parent Conference day that's when the parents come in and meet the teachers. So we had to stay home on those days. 

Your Pal,


Dear Brandon,

Hello Brandon, why have you written to me? We have not gotton any snow yet? Have you gotton any snow yet? What did you do for Halloween? Did you go Trick or Treating? I went, I also went to the Mall. Some stores in the mall were giving out candies to the children. We are going on a Field Trip to a Museum in Chicago tomorrow, I will tell you about it next time. We do T.V. reports we have to write down on our notebooks what we saw and what it was about.

Your Pal,


Dear Lori,

Why haven't you written back? I wrote you a letter and you have not return it. Well, it's getting pretty cold right now. Pretty soon it is going to be snowing, how about where you live? So what are you going to do for Thanksgiving? We are going to have a special lunch here at school. What fun things are you doing in your classroom right now? Or in your school? Have you gone on any field trips? We are taking a Field Trip tomorrow, we are going to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Well, gotta go. 

Your Pal,


Dear Dustin,

Hi! My name is Miguel. Do you always do your homework? I always do my homework. We had Parent Teacher conference last week so we didn't come to school for 3 days. For those 3 days the teacher gave us a lot of homework, some of the students did not do the homework. We are writing a story called the Ghost of the School. Have you seen the tiger that I drew? it's on the Internet. They are going to painting my tiger in the school gym. My school's name is Brady. 

Your pal,


Dear Joey,

Hi! Joey remembers me Jose? Why haven't you written? Today I saw the movie called Toy Story that's my favorite movie. Have you seen it, you got to see it it's really cool. So what have you been doing in your school lately? Have you done any fun things? We are going on a field trip tomorrow to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago its going to be a lot of fun. 

Your Pal,


Hello Sue,

My name is Humberto. I am 10 years old. I go to Brady School here in Aurora, Illinois. My teacher's name is Mr. Pedroni. We have 2 Computers in our classroom. Do you have any computers in your classroom? We have a computer lab there are 24 computers in that lab. How many students are in your class? We have 28 students in our class. Our school has 3 floors, how about yours? Tell me more about your classroom , your teacher, and the students. Hope to hear from you soon. What's your teacher's name? Hope to hear from you soon.

Your Pal,


Author: Guillermo E. Pedroni, L. D. Brady Elementary School. Aurora, IL
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Updated: July 15, 1997