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Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.


Letter Writing

I like how this anchor chart breaks down the different parts of a letter and has what is supposed to go in each part.

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This Alphabet Interactive Notebook makes learning about letters A to Z fun by having students make a craft of each letter. They will also work on their letter writing as well as cut and paste words that start with each letter into the notebook. It's a great year round activity!

Do your students' parents tell you that they have no idea what their child is doing at school? Home Journals are a communication tool between parent and child. They are a fantastic way to practice writing to an audience and writing for a purpose. They also give parents valuable insight into what is going on inside their child's classroom. In this blog post I explain how to get started with Home Journals in your classroom.