Now, I love getting inspiration from the internet. It is sooo easy, with Pinterest and so many great teacher blogs… but I’ve forgotten that some of the best ideas come from classrooms that are just across the hall (or in my case, the building down the hall).
To help with her visual learners, she colored coded the name, street address, and city/state
She also included the President and First Lady!
She provided writing paper (regular ol’ lined paper), envelopes, and a sample of a friendly letter and an addressed envelope. The students then write their letter and address their envelope. To mail their letter, students do have to bring a stamp from home (although Mrs. Peeples does keep a few extra on hand for those kids who may not have access to one). She also has the students use the school’s address as a return address for privacy purposes.
(How stinkin’ cool is that!!!???)
My favorite is that if a student did receive something back, Mrs. Peeples is sure to point out it was because the letter was well written and the student must have put a lot of effort into the activity! LOVE IT!
This awesome letter writing activity inspired me to make this for you:
(Click the picture to download for FREE!)
Small and large themed writing papers…
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