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September 29, 2009
Dear Ofelia,
We live in New Hampshire. We have a nurse at our school. The classroom has two fish and one hermit crab. I like to rollerskate. I also like to ride horses. My favorite food is tacos. What is yours? We will be waiting to hear from you!
Your friend,
Alana

November 10, 2009
Dear Alana,
My favorite food is tacos too. In our classroom we have tadpoles. And we have a whole set of ipods. We go swimming in the high school. Thank you for your stories. My favorite toy is my penguin. What is yours?
Your friend,
Ofelia

November 19, 2009
Dear Ofelia,
My favorite toy is a horse just like you. We won the food pantry collection. We got a pizza party. We will have 4 pizzas. They were cheese. My favorite ice-cream is strawberry. What is yours?
Your friend,
Alana


December 3, 2009
Dear Alana,
We made cookies in school today. My favorite ice cream is blue berry. I am going to Mexico for Christmas. I am leaving today. I will be back after Christmas vacation. What do you do for Christmas?
Your friend,
Ofelia



From Jiska in Lusaka:

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To Marwa and Sana in Beirut:

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Dear Ofelia,
I am Marwa. I am seven. My favorite color is red. I have many toys. I like to read and color. My favorite food is pizza. My best friend is Bayan. We like to talk and play together. How many brothers and sisters do you have?
Your friend,
Marwa

December 3, 2009
Dear Marwa,
I have one brother and no sisters. Does your grandpa have a dog? My grandpa does. Today is my last day because I am going to mexico to see my family. We will be back after Christmas. My favorite color is red too.
Your friend,
Ofelia


January 14, 2010
Dear Jiska,
We have African drummers. It is cool. The African drummers came here. I didn't get to dance but I got to see them dance.
Love,
Alana

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Dear Ofelia,
My name is Sana. I am seven years old in grade two. I am also a girl. I live in Beirut. Beirut is a big city. My favorite is carrot, too.I like to play computer games. What do you like to do with your friends?
Your friend,
Sana

Dear pen pals,
My hobby is taking care of my grandpa's horse and dog. The dog is so fat he almost bops me and I say be still and he is still. The horse runs a lot. I have to feed them. I play with them. Do you like horses? I do. What is your hobby?
You friend,
Ofelia


Dear Ofelia, Alana, Marwa and Sana,
We have a nurse in our school. We have a globe in our class which can tell us where is Africa, Lebanon and America. We have puppets in our classroom. We also have a white board and marker pens. My friends and I like to play with the puppets and whiteboards because its fun. We write stories about Jack and Annie and we also can play with lego and we like that. Do you have whiteboards in your classrooms?
Last week we went to a farm and we saw a lot of houses. We went in to one house and it was fun. The roof was made out of thatching which is like hay. And we saw a bed which was so high inside the house which I thought it would be too tall I thought the little kids might fall out and hurt themselves. We are studying about houses now.
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Dear friend,
We have a nurse in our school too! My aunt has a hamster. We are learning about cowboys. I am going to bring a cowboy hat.We have praying mantises.
Your friend,
Ofelia

Dear friends,
We have Spring games. It is fun! Do you have Spring games? We play lots of sports in this year, like soccer and basketball. Do you have them? We are going to have 31 more days of school. How man do you have?

Your friend,
Alana