Mrs. Austin’s 2nd grade class at North Ridge Elementary has become pen pals with students from Kake, Alaska, this year! The two classes have been corresponding since early September using both email and snail mail! So far, the students have exchanged Halloween, Christmas and Valentines cards, gifts such as sea shells from Alaska, letters and several short video clips that the classes made for each other! Mrs. Austin’s class also sent North Ridge T-shirts to each of their Kake 2nd grade pen pals. This has been a great experience for the students to learn a little more about life outside of their respective states and a great way to get in those writing skills!