Snail Mail Provides Creative Lesson at Silas Wood

Mrs. Bernard's English class at Silas Wood was recently the recipient of a hand written letter from a student named Rachel who attends school in Mountain View, California. Her letter requested that the class participate in the Great American Mail Race of 2012.

The race promotes the art of letter writing. Each student from Rachel's class in California was assigned a state in which to research a middle school within that state to write a friendly letter to tell about themselves and their school. The goal of Rachel's class is to receive letters from every state before the end of their school year in June.  

Mrs. Bernard's class at Silas Wood eagerly wrote letters describing their school, town, interests, and various other topics. In addition, they posed many questions for Rachel to answer in hopes of having a cross-country pen pal. The letters have been mailed and the students felt honored to be a part of the Great American Mail Race and fulfilling Rachel's class's goal.

photo #1: Students with letters they wrote

photo #2: Ms. Kristin Bernard, back left, with her class and their letters