Yesterday afternoon, I went to the office once I sent my students home and looked at my mailbox. To my surprise I found some snail mail in my teacher mailbox. There was a manila envelope with stamps and a green customs forms taped to it. I opened it quickly and found this letter inside with 4 pieces of candy, which originated all the way from a small hop, skip and tweet in the twitterverse.

Last week or so, I received a tweet (awesome networking tool) from another teacher in the states, asking if her students could send my class a letter! I said sure and gave her our school address. I wasn’t sure exactly what she was mailing us, but I was excited. I LOVE receiving snail mail. It’s something they are doing for their “genius hour” project. Her 7th & 8th grade students sent us a letter and some chocolate (tootsie rolls & snickers) and asked us what were our favorite chocolates.

Now, I get to share the letter with my students today and have them think about what chocolate from Korea we want to share with them. I’m excited to see what type of chocolate they will want to send. I love how technology can keep us so connected that one simple tweet can bring two classrooms across the world together!

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A foodie, blogger, educator, photographer and dreamer from NY, who moved from to Seoul and then Singapore to follow her dreams. Remember to dream big! @jeeyoung_kim

10 responses »

  1. melody says:

    I would pick ghana, is that Korean? I love that chocolate! Or Lotte bars… which are basically the same thing, and I know Lotte is Korean!

  2. y.erin says:


  3. Paris says:

    Jee Young,
    Hi, I am one of the three girls who sent you that letter! I am very glad you enjoyed it! We really hoped you would. (:

    • jee young says:

      Thank you Paris so much! My students loved eating the chocolates the other day. We are working on getting together chocolates to send back! :)

  4. Shiann says:

    Jee Young and Class,
    I’m Shiann and I am also one of the girls that sent you chocolate. We hope that you really like them. I am so excited to compare the taste of our chocolates to the ones around the world. It really is amazing how the technology can bring the two classes together. I can’t wait to hear back from you! :D Shiann

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