Monday, April 22, 2013

Our past pen pals ..

For the past four years Mrs. Levy's first grade classes have been writing their high school pen pals in Mrs. McEvoy's Freshman class.  
It doesn't seem possible, but this year the first group of Freshmen pen pals will be graduating from high school.  

June 2010

Good Luck Graduating Class of 2013

Our first pen pals

What do you remember from your pen pals?  

What do you want to be when you grow up?


  1. Holy cow...four years have flown by! My seniors are so excited to hear from their pen pals. Thanks to you Mrs. Levy for setting up this blog so they may communicate!
    Mrs. McEvoy

  2. The entire experience was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the letters I received from my pen pal. I remember the morning we walked over to Chaparral to meet Mrs. Levy's class. My pen pal was really friendly! Next year I will be attending the University of Texas-Austin and will be majoring in business. I am not sure exactly what I want to do, but I cannot wait to figure it out!

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed connecting with my pen pal through cute and crafty letters. It made me remember how fun elemrntary school was. I loved finally getting to meet my pen pal in person too! I will be attending UC Berkeley to study the sciences and although what I want to be is unknown, I know the experiences will be awesome.

  4. Meghna YalamanchiMay 1, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    My pen pal experience was very enjoyable and memorable. I had a great time exchanging letters with my pen pal as we were able to share our stories through both pictures and writing. The best part of the experience was being able to meet my pen pal at the end of the school year and spend a short time with her! Next year I will be going to UCLA to hopefully become a doctor. I am eager to make new memories and enjoy college!

  5. My pen pal experience was definitely one of the highlights of my entire high school experience. I remember that it felt like such a treat whenever Mrs. McEvoy would give us time to create our letters. I always looked forward to getting a letter back and hearing about life from a first grader's perspective! Although the letters were simple, I was still easily able to see how much my pen pal grew from the time we started up until the last letter of the year. Because I also attended Chaparral, the opportunity to actually walk over to the school and meet my pen pal there was very special. As for me, next year I plan to attend UC Davis. I am not sure what I want to be when I grow up (possibly something in the healthcare world), so I plan to take a variety of types of classes to figure our my passion! Hope everyone is doing well!

  6. Being a first grader's pen pal was definitely the most memorable experience I've had in high school. The letters started out simple, of course, but over time I helped mold my ward into a man of super-human intellect and wit. If I remember correctly, one of my letters actually included a short introduction to Spanish grammar at the intermediate level.

    I'm about to head off to UCLA, entering with a major in biochemistry. The question for me is how long I'll actually be able to survive as a biochemistry student before switching majors. I don't know what to study, but couch potato seems to be a lucrative field.

  7. My pen pal's name was Matthew and I remember the joy I got every single time Mrs. McEvoy would bring out the folder with the a new letter from him. The whole pen pal experience is one of the best memories I will cherish after high school and I am so happy that this tradition is continuing because my younger brother is now able to experience the same joy I got from meeting an amazing first grader through letters.

    I am heading off to San Francisco to become a Visual Development Major at Academy of Art University. I hope to advance my artistic ability and enter the field of artistic direction in motion pictures and television. I'm really excited to make my artistic passion my career.