Students in Melissa Love’s second-grade class at Connetquot Elementary took a field trip to neighboring Ruth C. Kinney Elementary on June 19 to meet their pen pals from Jennifer Beebe and Dennis Clancy’s second-grade class. Students in the two East Islip schools have been pen pals all year, writing letters back and forth and practicing friendly letter-writing skills. The two groups of second-graders finally met up to talk, play board games and enjoy ice pops.
“It was a great experience for all of the children,” said Love. “New friendships were formed and the students really enjoyed meeting each other.”