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There's something special about hand written letters. Although texting, email and social media have made communicating quicker and easier, it's a little impersonal. To understand more about writing letters and the entire mailing process, first graders at Solheim Elementary have their own little classroom town, Solheim Town.

It was a peaceful town. Every desk house was neatly organized and every day every one got at least one piece of mail.

Since the beginning of the month, Kyler has been the Post Master in Solheim Town. It's his job to make sure all the mail gets delivered daily to all the residents. Each day he hires five mail carriers to sort, hand out and deliver the mail.

"Well it's kinda hard. But, I have mail people. So, it's kinda more easy," says post master Kyler Reinicke.

I caught up with one mail carrier who loves her job.

"It's fun because you to like, sort the mail. Then you get to put it in their houses, really fun," says mail carrier Lizzy Kerzman.

Student built their own homes. Every day they have at least two letters to put in the mail office. Writing the letters is both fun and a challenge.

"It's really fun and we get to put stuff in it, like candy or letters inside of it. So, you can kinda read it," says Reinicke.

"It's not really that easy because you have to think of stuff to say and sometimes you have to think like 10 minutes," says Kerzman.

Teacher Kaia Hart says she's been doing this project for almost 17 years, and hands down this is always one of the class's favorite projects.

"The first year that I did it, it was so much more exciting that to have the chaos of delivering all their Valentine's on the same day," says teacher Kaia Hart. "Just through the anticipation of putting the mail in their houses and going through the whole process."

The entire project teaches children how to write a letter, address an envelope and the importance of the postal service.

Students will be able to open up all of their letters on Valentine's Day.

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