First graders host pen pals from Wheelerville

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First graders in Rita Garguilo’s class got a visit from their pen pals from Wheelerville Union Free Central School on Thursday, June 7. Garguilo’s students were paired up with Wheelerville’s classroom teacher, Shar Wager.

“This was a yearlong project,” Garguilo said. “In addition to making some great new friendships, our students’ writing  skills significantly improved.”

During the visit, the students completed numerous arts and crafts activities while getting to know their new  friends. Highlights included eating lunch outside, field day activities, and enjoying different classroom games.