Senior Pen Pal Initiative

Fifth graders at CDE were excited to receive their first responses from senior pen pals at a local nursing home!

Mrs. Wagar’s class recently started a Senior Pen Pal initiative to support classroom lessons about empathy and kindness. Once they latched onto the idea, Mrs. Wagar contacted a local nursing home and asked the Director of Recreation to create a list of residents who would be willing to participate as pen pals with elementary students. The class was particularly interested in writing letters to residents who don’t receive many visitors.

So far, the students have exchanged letters twice. They hope to meet their senior pen pals face-to-face one day. The students are loving this project and anxiously awaiting the next arrival of letters from their senior pen pals!