These 54 new journal prompts are all about Christmas—and they are sure to please everyone on your classroom list. With questions about the feeling of Christmas morning and early Christmas memories, there are plenty of opportunities for reflection.
I know that so many of us live in the world of text messages and emails but let's face it, young kids LOVE snail mail! While we get bills, unwanted advertisements and the occasional good news, kids always receive fun things in the mail -- letters from Grandma, birthday wishes from family, the toy catalog sent during the holidays: My kids have always looked forward to "getting the mail".
And I too love that feeling of reading a letter -- a personal note from someone that shares something special.
So this week, our book list celebrates all the fun communication you'll find in your mailbox! I guarantee that they're just as entertaining for the adults who read them aloud I was cracking up over a few of these stories -- could not stop laughing!
If you're using our Genre Challenge for summer readingyou can add 'epistolary fiction' stories told through letters and documents as a new genre for kids. There's a lot to be learned when reading this type of book: Point out the details in the format of a letter date, return address, greeting, salutation as you read.
Readers will enjoy learning about the variety of "sign-offs" that can be used in letter writing. Kids will understand that letters are a great option for staying connected to those who live far away and also a fun way get to know others through the mail.
I hope the books will inspire your child to write someone a letter this summer! In The Day the Crayons QuitDuncan reaches for his crayons so he can color, only to find a stack of envelopes -- each of his crayons has written a letter to tell Duncan how they want to be used!
Red is overworked with all those fire trucks and Santa pictures, Black wants to be used for more than just outlining and Blue wants to color something other than water. What's a boy to do? When Mom is expecting a baby, Mike decides he's going to write letters to his little sister to let her know he's going to be a great big brother.
Letters from Your Big Brother is an endearing look at the joys and not-so-happy moments of becoming an 'older' sibling.
I was laughing so much as we read this book! In I Wanna New RoomAlex writes a series of letters petitioning his Dad for a new room now that he has to share with his little brother.
The illustrations are just as funny as the letters -- and Alex's ability to stretch the truth makes the correspondance very humorous.
Siblings will find comfort in the book's ending too. A long time favorite of mine, Dear Mr. Blueberry is an exchange of letters between Emily, who writes that she's spotted a whale in her pond, and Mr. Blueberry, her teacher who shares some interesting facts about why there is NOT a whale in her pond.
Another very humorous read, Dear Mrs. Letters from Obedience School is the first in a series of books about Ike, Mrs. LaRue's dog, and his adventures. In the first book, he's sent to obedience school and writes how "horrible" things are while he enjoys all his favorite things.
Postcards From the Vacation, shares letters about Ike's travels. And in the third book, Letters from the Campaign Trail: LaRue for MayorIke the dog decides to run for Mayor. The illustrations also tell parts of the story that Ike decides to conveniently leave out of his letters.
The Jolly Postman is structured a little differently from the other books in that kids can take the 'letters' out of the envelope-themed pages. The story follows the Postman as he delivers mail to some of his favorite forest friends Goldilocks, the Witch, the Giant. In the second installment, The Jolly Christmas Postmanwe find him delivering hoiday greetings.
Around the World with Owney shares the travels of Owney, the dog. The story is set back in the late 's when the only way to communicate was by letter.Santa Letter Template Tes New Template Letter To Father Christmas regarding Christmas Letter Template Tes.
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