- Encourage students to enroll in the project and become match eligible before you leave for break. Make sure students have completed their profiles and the Get Started lesson before break, too. That way, they’ll have great PenPals waiting for them when they return to school!
- Communicate with PenPals so that they know what to expect. There’s nothing worse than when a PenPal stops responding! Have your students give their PenPals a heads up by letting them know ahead of time that they’ll be out of school. There are many different holidays and school schedules around the world, and your PenPals might be interested in learning more about your community traditions! Take it a step further by posting in the Global Teacher Forum to let teachers know, too.
- Complete weekly lessons before your school break, or after you return. Students can always access the weekly lessons, so there’s no need to skip any! You can complete 2 lessons before or after your school break.
It’s easy to keep students engaged with PenPals, even when a school break falls in the middle of your project. Check out all the great projects starting soon, and sign up today!