Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Walnut 4th Grade Letter Writing

Chrissy Pierce’s 4th graders are involved in a letter writing effort that spans the globe. Ms. Pierce, a teacher a the Walnut Street Elementary School, made contact with a Lance-Corporal Gallagher of the United States Marines. He will be facilitating a letter exchange between the students from Woodbury and some of his marine friends stationed in Iraq.

E-mails have been exchanged between Ms. Pierce and LCpL Gallagher, and the students have begun with a shipment of letters to Iraq. There seems to be real interest on the part of those in the marines to correspond with the students through letter writing. For our students, writing assignments take on a true meaning with added interest when they serve a real purpose.

Congratulations, 4th grade, on such a worthwhile project!

1 comment:

Corporal Gallagher said...

To all... My name is Corporal Gallagher, Scott. You can all call me Scott. Mrs. Pierce got in touch with me via anymarine.com. If you would like to view some of the same photos her class has seen, go to www.comms6.com. There are some pretty neat pictures there of Iraq, and some of the few places that I have been on convoys to. Thank you all so much for your support, it means a lot to all of us out here.

Corporal Gallagher, Scott
USMC