Merry Christmas from your third grade friends in snowy Ohio! Can you believe that we have already had a snow day? On this Christmas eve, we are covered in a light blanket of snow and the weather is in the 20s. Lights twinkle everywhere and people are full of good cheer as they bustle about. We are wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year in Togo! We liked your story about the elephants and lions. It is nice that you are helping others to stay healthy. We will learn more about folktales and their countries of origin when we return to school in January. We will make a map of Togo! Our secretary has a friend from your neighbor Ghana who shared some clothes with us. We took some pictures to show you! We got to see kente cloth! It is made with small strips that are sewn together. The colors are bright, like the season of fall is here. What do people in Togo wear? We will be studying soil, rocks, and minerals in January. What color is the soil in Togo? What kind of plants grow there? What kind of minerals could you find there? Thank you, our friend, for helping us learn from you!