Friday, November 11, 2011

Pen Pals & Letter Writing

At my school, we have the children team up with a class on a different grade and the teachers set up pen pals. The students write to each other several times throughout the year. At the end of the year, the students have a pen pal picnic and they get to meet in person. It's so cute to see them meet their pen pals... some students actually get nervous!

I use any resources I can find to teach them letter writing. Recently, I have been pinning friendly letter resources like it's going out of style and I found...
Parsley Patriot Kids Postal Pals

Parsley Postal Pals

It's a simple website that lists all the parts of a friendly letter with descriptions. I plan to use it this week to start writing their pen pal letters and it's a great way to transition into persuasive letter writing as well.

I was planning on having this website displayed on the Smartboard while I go through the basic parts of a friendly letter. Of course, I always include BrainPopJr in there somewhere... They have a great 6 minute video on how to write a friendly letter.

Here are some other things I found while pinning...
writing your own letter
Dear Mrs. LaRue By Mark Teague

Pinned Image

Cute anchor chart...

Friendly Letter Boy

letter writing


Kristin said...

This is GREAT stuff!!! Thank you for sharing!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Unknown said...

Hello I am Elineide, a Brazilian young, in love with the world of correspondence in this life all I want is to make new friends, exchange letters, postcards and share cultures, please help me find new friends.

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