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Dear soldier: Aldo Leopold students make difference by writing to military

7:07 AM, Feb. 1, 2013
Aldo Leopold Community School fifth-grader Brett Hansen composed this letter to a member of the U.S. military overseas as part of a writing project.
Aldo Leopold Community School fifth-grader Brett Hansen composed this letter to a member of the U.S. military overseas as part of a writing project.
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Reading and writing are educational staples, but students at Aldo Leopold Community School on Green Bay's east side also have plenty of hands-on learning opportunities.

Fourth- and fifth-grade instructor Hilarie Rath organized a lesson for about 85 students, between second and fifth grades, to write letters to soldiers stationed overseas.

She taught a variety of writing lessons as part of the exercise. The goal of the exercise had more meaning than just writing in a workbook, she said. Making the connection to the individuals serving the country provides a "lifeline" for the soldiers, ...

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