Sunday, December 9, 2012

Friendly Letters Made Easy

Well y'all, I'm just counting down the days until Winter Break! Only two weeks to go!
 
This week my kiddos will be learning about how to write friendly letters. Let's be honest--who writes letters anymore?! Even though letter-writing has become a rarity, it's still an important skill to learn. I can't stand when kids use their favorite texting acronyms in school! Call me old-fashioned, but I think they need to learn that there is a time and place for LOL and IDK and so on. (I sound like I'm ancient. Haha.)
 
The other good thing about teaching kids how to write friendly letters is that it can translate into our modern-day world through emails. Friendly letter writing skills apply to emails and Facebook messages, too!
 
So I threw together a little mini-unit on friendly letter writing. It includes:
~mini-anchor charts outlining the basics of friendly letters and the parts of friendly letters.
~two friendly letter samples
~planning and organization sheets
~a friendly letter template
~a friendly letter checklist
~directions on how to address an envelope
 
Check it out {here}! It'll make teaching this topic a cinch. And the first 3 people to comment on this post, including their email address, will get this unit FREE! :)
 
Have a great week, and don't forget to go "like" UnderpaidAndOverblessed on Facebook and follow my TpT store. Thanks!

8 comments:

lovetwoteach said...

LOVE this!!

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Underpaid and Overblessed said...

Thanks!!! :)

lovetwoteach said...

We just started friendly letter writing last week on Monday when we wrote our letters to Santa this will be a great addition to help us continue our work on friendly letters! Sorry for the short comment before I wanted to be one of the first three commenters! I love your blog!

Underpaid and Overblessed said...

Oh, I love the idea of having them write to Santa as part of the lesson. Thanks for sharing! I'm starting it tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes!

Darralann Boudreaux said...

Britt, this is so cute and very creative! I would love to try this with my kids!

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Underpaid and Overblessed said...

Thanks, Darralann! I'll send it to you. :)

~Brittany

Whitney Wilkerson said...

this looks great! I am trying to figure out letter writing to do with them as part of our Flat Stanley project...this would be perfect!

Heather's Heart said...

Your unit is looks wonderful Brittany! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! =)

Heather
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