Easy, isn’t it?
As we are studying paste tenses in Year 6, we thought it would be a good idea to send letters telling our last holidays to our friends! Yes, you have a perfect sight! Sending letters!
It is obvious that nowadays, that in this digital age we live, we are losing that special touch that handwriting brings to our lives. The teenagers live in a techy world full of laptops, smartphones, tablets, and so on…and from my point of view, we, as teachers, need to encourage the act of handwriting. I wanted them to test the meaning and the emotion of putting pen to paper and write a letter.
I firmly believe, that writing helps kids become better readers, boost their confidence and sparks their creativity. For a beginner writer, it can be difficult to start thinking on an idea to write and because of that I decided to make it fun for them and launch them an idea.
First of all we thought on the writers: who better to write a letter than to a classmate? We wrote our names on a small piece of paper and picked up a random name.
Then, topic. At the beginning it was hard to work with the children, but later, we discovered that using the past simple tense, we could write a fantastic letter telling our friends what we did on our last holidays!
Wow, we have almost finished!
Finally, we decided to include in the envelope a leaflet with specific information about our “must go list” of places in the chosen city.
I can’t believe we are ready to start sending letters!
Now that all the work is completed, we just can wait. Soon, we all experiment the lovely feeling of spying a handwriting letter on our mailbox, and we all know about our friend’s news that day.
Remember to take a photo of you with your letter and send it to me! 😉