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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.
Students write a letter to a parent about what they did during the week. The parent writes back a short note in response. "If the students bring their Friday Journal back on Monday with a parent response, they receive a sticker on the cover of their journal. By the end of the year, the cover looks really cool and the parents have a special keepsake."
Friendly Letter Writing for the Primary Classroom - "Message Center"
Can Gobbles hide in your classroom? He is a writing challenged turkey who is looking for a place to hide until Thanksgiving. He teaches editing and letter writing skills to your students with daily letters to the children.