Every year I have my students write a friendly letter to someone in our building that has made an impact on their first grade year. (We call them "Lucky Readers".) We start out by reading And Here's to You by David Elliott.
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We continued our brainstorming by listing the many ways we were helped throughout the year.
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After we reviewed the parts of a letter, we began working on our rough drafts. We had our neighbors use editing guides to help find any mistakes. Then we finished with our final copies on good writing paper.
I attached the following to each letter...
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The students put their letters in addressed envelopes and we used stickers as stamps! Then we personally delivered them to our Lucky Readers!