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Poland, Herkimer second-grade pen pals meet for ‘The Polar Express’ celebration

Dec. 18, 2018

Poland and Herkimer second-graders from two classrooms pose together with their pen pals

Second-graders from the classrooms of Poland Central School District teacher Heather Judd and Herkimer Central School District teacher Dawn McCumber joined together at Poland on Tuesday, Dec. 18, for a celebration based on “The Polar Express.”

The teachers are friends, and this is the 16th year they have collaborated on the project, which also includes the students having pen pals from the other school and a second meeting in the spring.

The holiday celebration includes a reading of “The Polar Express,” snacks, music, the movie and writing down and drawing a picture of what they would ask for if they could receive “the first gift of Christmas” like in “The Polar Express.”

The students are pictured above next to their pen pals, alongside their teachers.