In classes in
Galesburg the pupils have the use of Alpha Smart Boards, which they use on
their desks. This means that all the pupils in a class can be working on
their own machine. In our school there is usually a wait as there are not
Over the past two years we have received a lot of old computers which
offices were throwing out. Sir calls them names like Fred, Barney, Wilma,
Betty, and Dino after people in the Flintstones. He says our classroom
should be a museum, as they machines are so old. But they do us fine for
our e-mail projects. We write our messages using the old machines, save
our work to our floppy disks and then paste them into our e-mail messages
on the good machine. This way we do not have too long to wait to
Here are some of our first messages which
we received on Wed, 29th., Oct 1997.
Hi Liam and class from Raymond Marquith Elementary
School in East Galesburg, IL (USA) My
third graders are going to each write you a short
note; so here we go:
Hello, my name is Brad Fones.
What is your name? I
am going to be a
vampire for Halloween.
What are you going to be? I
like Halloween because
I like to go trick or treating. Do you like to go trick or treating? I
was a white power ranger last year.
I'm eight this year. Write back real soon. Brad
Hi, my name is Michael
Knox. How are you doing? I
have a girlfriend. Do
you have a girlfriend?
I'm going to be a vampire for Halloween. What are
to be for Halloween? Our theme country is Ireland. We hope to learn a lot
about Ireland from you. What's the weather like over there. Is it always
raining? Write back real soon. Michael.
My name is Eric Mackey.
I am from Raymond Marquith Elementary School. I
I play for the JETS. Do
you play sports? I have a
I want to race it. Do you have many computers ? What do you watch on TV.
Do you have a tv in your bedroom? Eric
Hi, my name is Kevin Higgins.
My Dad tells me it is an Irish name. Do you know if it is or not? This
year I'm going to be a goblin. What
you going to be for Halloween? My birthday is on January 7.
Did you have
snow on Sunday? It snowed
here on Sunday. On
Monday the snow melted. Do
you know anybody
in America? I was
going to be a Ninja for Halloween.
Have you ever had pizza before?
Hi, my name is Chasity
Sloan. This year I'm going to be Minnie Mouse. How
do you celebrate Halloween?
My birthday is on September 1.
When is your
you have good work slips? Is
your teacher's name Mrs.
you say the alphabet like us? What
is Kilkenny mean? My dad
had a snake. He
draped it around his neck. Have
you ever play with a
Hi, my name is Trisha
Leonard. This year for Halloween I'm going to
be a leopard.
When is your birthday? My birthday is April 25. I've been
to Ireland. Have you ever been over this side? What
street do you live on? What is your house like ? Do you have paint in
Ireland? How do you come to school?
Do you have a pet? Do you like Art?
How many girls and boys do you have in
your class? I have 2 cats and 2 dogs. We have 5
girls and 13 boys.
We'll be looking forward to hearing from you.
Sally Key Pals