School has been pretty interesting lately. You know why? My class is getting pen pals! I already have the best pen pal ever; Emily (from Everything Emily), but I am happy to have a new long distance friend too! We each got assigned a pen pal from a class in New York City! Yesterday we got our pen pal matches, with a little bit of info about them. We have to write to them at least five times before the end of the school year. I hope my pen pal likes me enough to write to me longer than that. My pen pal is named Hannah. She's ten, in the same grade as me. She has a big family! She has a little brother, a half-sister, and four step-siblings! They don't all live in the same house, though. Her parents are divorced. Hannah also takes ballet lessons and plays soccer. I think she sounds interesting. I can't wait to write to her! I started my letter today. Mr. Reese said that as an "icebreaker" we have to write something interesting about ourselves. Here is my letter so far:
My name is Francesca. Everyone calls me Frankie. I'm happy to be your pen pal! I am eleven years old, and I have light brown hair and blue eyes. I live on a farm, and have two older brothers. Something interesting about me is that I'm adopted. I was adopted by my mom and dad when I was a baby. I think I have a pretty fun family.
Do you like animals? I do. I have a dog, a horse, peacocks, and lots of cute chickens. Plus a few barn cats, but they aren't very friendly. My mom says we might also get rabbits this Spring! I hope so.
I also take piano lessons, even though I'm not very good at piano. I have been taking lessons for a long time, but my teacher says I don't practice enough. But there is always so much I want to do at once! I also like to draw, play outside, and read mysteries. What are your favorite things to do?
I think we will be good friends. I'll tell you all about my life as a country girl, if you tell me all about your life in the city.
Your new friend,
What do you think of my letter? I think it's pretty good.