My grade 10 kids at the high school corresponded with a school in Texas. Our kids were very excited to receive their letters and a picture of their pen-pals. The letters were originally written in October, so after reading the letters, I had to explain to the class what Halloween is and why we celebrate it. English class also became a bit of a math lesson when I had to explain how you can convert temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius when talking about the weather. The World Wise Schools Correspondence Program program has opened our kids' eyes to some of the similarities and the differences between themselves and American kids. It's pretty universal that most teenagers love to talk about music, sports, and animals. But when it comes to food – well that's a different story. I found myself trying to explain more than once what fajitas and sushi are.