Caption: Students participate in a letter exchange with other students across Canada.
Last week, students in the Grade 2 class at École Dufferin, were surprised with a letter simply addressed to "a grade 2 class." Who could it be from? After having a look at the return address on the envelope, the students realized that the letter was coming all the way from Prince Edward Island.
Inside, they found a letter from a Grade 2 student named Peyton at a school in St. Louis, PEI. She told the students that she loves gymnastics and that her favourite colour is purple. She asked them to send her a letter in return. But here’s where the surprise envelope gets really exciting: Peyton’s teacher asked that each student write a letter and choose a Canadian school at random to send their letter to. This is The Great Canadian Mail Race!
"What an exciting opportunity! We had so much fun looking for St. Louis, PEI on a map of Canada—it’s very far away," said Grade 2 teacher Janelle Roarke. " We’re going to be learning about letter-writing soon and can’t wait to send a letter back to our new friend, Peyton, in PEI. We’re also excited to make new friends from all over Canada through the race. Whoever gets the first reply to their letter wins."
"This is such a great learning opportunity and a wonderful way to connect with other schools throughout Canada. On your marks, get set, write!"