Friday, December 6, 2013
There were resounding cheers within the classroom this week when we received our first penpal letters. This was so much fun for the students and myself! Old fashioned snail mail really is lots of fun. Students were excited to read and learn about their penpals. We were shocked to learn that many of our penpals like the same color, food and sports as us.
This week was such a wonderful week in Writer's Workshop. 1st graders were begging for writing time so they could write back to their penpals. Having my announcement that it's writing time answered with cheers couldn't make me happier. Students wrote about some of their holiday traditions, their favorites and made sure to ask a question with a question mark.