Yesterday I got a letter in the mail from a current 4th grader named Alex, class of '14. Apparently his class decided to have a pen pal project with our class. I've written him back already and sent a modern picture of me as well as a bigger version of this LJ icon that was taken when I taught 7th and 8th grade Science for one year when I was a graduate student at Columbia. I hope my other classmates all respond, too.
His letter was a nice chatty letter: he has no pets, and wants a snake as a pet; his favorite food is pizza; he likes to play baseball, soccer, and tennis, and his favorite cartoons are Jimmy Neutron - boy genius and Tom & Jerry (I didn't know they still were around).