Monday, October 20, 2008
Letter Writing Campaign to Los Angeles Second-Graders
I was delighted to find a letter in my mailbox this morning from a little girl in Los Angeles who wrote a letter in Spanish and is looking for someone to write back to her. She's a student in Mr. Villarreal's second grade classroom. He had the great idea to have his students write a letter to Spanish departments across the US. Not only does that help them with their writing, it also encourages his students to consider college for themselves.
Click here to read the letters from Darline and Mr. Villarreal.
So, let's write back!
Every SPAN 232 student should write an individual letter in class. The TAs will collect the letters, give them to me, and I will send them back to Los Angeles.
TAs: please give your students a piece of departmental letterhead to write on. I think the children would like to receive something "official" from our department.
As you write, follow these instructions, please:
1. Tell something about yourself and the U of I.
2. Tell something about SPAN 232 and what you do in the community.
3. Share some encouraging words about studying and going to college in the future.