Sunday, November 18, 2012

Friendly Letters

Sunday night always comes way too fast, especially when you have been juggling grading papers, making units, writing lesson plans, completing graduate homework, filling out report cards, and de-stressing from the week.  But I'm not complaining! hehe

My sisters and I love teaching the kids about friendly letters. Letter writing is such a lost art.  Check out our Friendly Letter Writing Pack at our TPT store.

Once we have a good foundation set the fun begins.  We set up a classroom mailbox.  Near the mailbox we set out cute writing paper for the kids to use.  They are able to write kind notes to one another, put them in the mailbox, and the mail-person delivers them.  Our students really get into it. It's so much fun to see the students complimenting one another without being told to do so!  The sense of community is wonderful.

Another one of our favorite activities corresponds with our social studies community unit.  Each student writes a letter to their favorite restaurant. We get so many wonderful responses back!  Sometimes the restaurants even send free kids meal coupons, gift cards, or special perks.  

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening!


  1. Hi,
    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can see your nomination on my blog... (Sorry, I don't know how to make a link.)

    We're just started to work on friendly letters too. I love your idea of a mailbox and delivery person!


  2. Thank you that is so awesome!