Writing From The Heart
I got to witness one of the best writing celebrations and Valentine celebrations ever this past week. To end a unit of study on letter writing, my son's school celebrated by having secret pals. Each student in the school (K-5) wrote an initial letter about themselves and then that letter was handed out to a secret pal. The students wrote back and forth with their secret pals these past few weeks as the teacher strategically made sure the letter went to the right child. Every child always received one. Parents helped at home by knowing the due dates for each letter. But if one was forgotten, the teachers helped the child write a quick letter on the spot so that every child always received one on the day of the deliveries.Read more.